Guilin's Scenery is the Best in the World


General Information of Guilin


Location: In the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of far southern China

Population: 1.34 million





The emblem of Guilin City, Elephant Trunk Hill

Interesting in Guilin

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Introduction of Guilin City

Beautiful scenery of Guilin Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Area, an excellent water system in China.

Beautiful Scenery of Guilin Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Area


"Guilin's scenery is best among all under heaven."--Its name means "forest of Sweet Osmanthus", owing to the large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees located in the city. The city has long been renowned for its unique scenery.


The earliest traces of human habitation in Guilin date back to the Qin Dynasty (B.C.221- B.C.214). Since then, Guilin has become the political, economic and cultural center of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Owning such an abundance of historic relics and inscriptions, Guilin became part of China’s first batch of National Historic and Cultural Cities in 1982.


Famous Attractions of Guilin

Scenery of world famous river in Guilin--Li River, the mother river of local people

Beautiful Scenery of Guilin Li River


Elephant Trunk Hill: Vividly like a huge elephant drinking water being the symbol of the karst landscape--Two caves to explore and one pagoda on the peak like the handle of a sword which is a must-see place in Guilin tour.


Li River Cruise: Decorated with rolling hills, steep cliffs fantastic caves. Guilin tour by Li River Cruise will let you take leisurely boats and enjoy the beautiful scenery.


Seven Star Park: Endowed with elegant mountains, clear water, miraculous stones, Plentiful animals and plants and valued cultural relics.


Reed Flute Cave: A must-see Guilin tour attraction to taste the miracle of karst landform in all strange shapes while enjoying interesting tales about them.


Nightlife in Guilin

Famous show in China --Impression of Sanjiu Liu directed by Yimou Zhang

Famous Live Show in Guilin--Impression of Sanjie Liu


People can enjoy various entertainments at night in Guilin. As the night falls, Guilin city takes on an elegant charm, with city light reflecting on the water beneath the karst peaks looming in the distance.

1. Impression Liu Sanjie: It is a song and dance revue featuring some 600 performers-takes place at what is billed as the world’s largest natural theater, located on the Li River with a backdrop of some dozen nearby karst peaks. It has become a must for visitors to Yangshuo, Guilin.


2. Yangshuo West Street: The West Street in Yangshuo with the Chinese traditional style is filled with stores, bars, cafes and hotels. It is the most prosperous district in Yangshuo, and especially greatly admired by foreigners for its simple style and courtyard-like setting. Your Guilin tour can never miss a Yangshuo trip.


3. A night time along the Li River: Tourists can enjoy and relax themselves thoroughly to spend the nightlife along the Li River. Li River night time is made up of Li River Cruise and Dancing in the Water Pavilion near to the Li River Ferry.


Food in China

Delicious Guilin local cuisine -- Yangshuo Beer Fish

Local Famous Dish--Beer Fish


Guilin is home to multi-ethnic groups. Hence the city has a rich variety of local delicacies. Guilin cuisine is a combination of Hunan and Cantonese cuisines, which means it serves not only dishes with spice and chili, but also emphasize on freshness and use of selected sauce. Some famous Guilin local dishes and snacks are listed below. Your Guilin Tour should taste all the tasty dishes in Guilin.

1. Guilin Rice Noodles: The noodles of Guilin are famous throughout China and can be found in places such as Shanghai and Hong Kong. It is a staple of Guilin people's diet and is a wonderful and cheap dish. The rice noodles are made from oil and rice flower. The noodles are cooked in broth and served in a bowl of soup made from pork, beef, garlic, peanuts, peppers, and radishes.

2. Beer Fish: The dish was first created in Yangshuo, Guilin. Mixed with other ingredients, fish is stewed with beer, which forms very delicious gravy in the pot. It has become the No.1 dish in Yangshuo. Every year there is a beer fish contest in town for the best taste prepared by the chefs.

3. Oil Tea: The ethnic minorities of the region, including the Miao, Yao and Dong people, often enjoy Oil tea. It is renowned for its medicinal qualities. Many people throughout Guilin like oil tea especially Gongcheng oil-tea from the county, which is named after a county of Guilin.


Shopping in Guilin

Three treasures in Guilin--Sanhua Liquor, fermented bean curds and Chili sauce.

Guilin Three Treasures


Top recommended products with local flavor are the “Three treasures of Guilin”, namely the Sanhua Liquor, fermented bean curds and Chili sauce.


Besides, Guilin is also a place all of special souvenir, art, crafts, Chinese paintings, etc. If you want to buy other daily things or else, varied shopping centers in Guilin will provide for you. Guilin has many lively night markets where many kinds of souvenir and so on things are sold.


Major shopping districts in Guilin City are Zhong Shan Road and Zheng Yang Pedestrian Street (Walking Street) located in the city's center, Wa Yao Wholesale Shopping District in south Guilin, and West Street in Yangshuo County offering unique items that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Department stores and night markets are also good places for shoppers to dig for their interested items.


Guilin Travel Guide


Guilin Travel Tips -- Transportation in Guilin

Guilin is a popular tourist destination as it has its own prefect transportation system that convenient tourist travelling around. Many visitors travel far and wide to see the renowned karsts, the steep, pointy hills that freckle the landscape. Below is the information of Guilin tour Transportation.


The world famous Longji Rice Terrace (Dragon Bone Rice Terrace)in the morning in Guilin Longsheng

World Renowned Guilin Longji Rice Terrace

Air: Flying is the most convenient way to come to or leave Guilin. You can fly to or from most major domestic cities and directly to/from Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau and Thailand. 


Train: Traveling by train is certainly achievable and can be a great way to get to know the people, the culture and to see the country side at a more leisurely pace. It is also a much cheaper means of transport that traveling by air. Therefore, Travel by train to Guilin is a good choice.


Cruise Boat to Yangshuo: The most popular and spectacular way to get from Guilin to Yangshuo is by taking a tour on the Lijiang River. Boat tickets can be bought through your hotel or at the ticket office on Binjiang Road near the Lijiang River and south of Fir Lake or click here to book a tour.


Guilin Travel Tips -- Best Time to Visit Guilin

Understanding the best time for your Guilin tour is a must-do thing before booking your sightseeing package. In terms of weather condition, the best time to visit Guilin is from spring to autumn.


The period from April to October is the peak tourist seasons in Guilin, for the two long holidays in May and October are also in that time. If you want to avoid seasonal traffic congestion save your money, you can choose the low season as well. After all, rain or shine, night or day, there are different views in Guilin.


Spring in Guilin

Spring in Guilin, staring from March to May, is one of the best seasons to visit Guilin. With frequent and sharp intervals of temperature changes, spring gradually becomes warm with some rain.


Summer in Guilin

Guilin’s summer is hot and humid, from June to August. The rainfall of summer is abundant. There are occasional downpours in July and August. The average temperature of summer is about 30ºC (86ºF). However, the coolness of rain complements the heat of summer.


Autumn in Guilin

Autumn, from September to November, is cool and mild, which is another peak tourist season of Guilin. At this time, owing to fine weather, pleasant temperature and burnished mirror of the water, the reflections of numerous peaks comes into view.

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