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Top 10 Things to Do in Guilin

Guilin is famous for having the finest scenery in China. With many unique natural beauty and experience, Guilin really deserves its title. And now it has become the pearl of China's thriving tourist industry. Traveling in Guilin, you never have to worry about having trouble in finding interesting places to go. Among hundreds of attractions, we have conclude the top 10 things to do for you to design a Guilin tour easily.


1. Li River tour

Li River scenic spot is the biggest and most beautiful karst sightseeing place in the world. No touring Li River cannot be really called visiting Guilin. Any other destinations can’t offer you to see so beautiful mountains and water. Peaks on two sides stand straight, various and grotesque in shape. Water in river is clear to the bottom as if a mirror, mountains reflecting in river. The beauty of Li River can’t be influenced because of different climate, weather, or different point you stand. A different feeling occurs in different weather. Every day many tourists walk along Li River or cruise in the river. It is a peculiar enjoyment.

Li River tour

2. Yangshuo West Street

Situated in the center of Yangshuo county, West Street is the oldest street with over 1400-year history. Buildings are only village-and-town scale, but full of international feeling. Small as the street is, it is rich in all kinds of stores specialize in milk tea, souvenir, handicraft ect. and many bars, restaurants and cybercafé. Many tourists would be attracted firstly by West Street when arriving in Yangshuo. Here traditional flavors exist, but full of energy. Learning of Chinese and foreign languages and culture is another attractive scenery.

Yangshuo West Street

3. Cycling in Yangshuo

Cycling is one of the most popular travel sports in China. However, cycling in Yangshuo is most attractive. It is the best way to enjoy stunning scenery along roads and get an intimate look at rural life of local people. Flat rural roads and paved country roads take you through numerous local villages, along roads with pretty rape flowers and rice fields, up close to local people and their daily lives. No visit to Yangshuo with a day on a bicycle is incomplete.

Cycling in Yangshuo

4. Elephant Trunk Hill

As one of the famous mountains, the symbol of Guilin, Elephant Trunk Hill stands at the junction of Li River and Peach Blossom River(桃花溪). It got its name because the shape of the hill is just like huge elephant drinking water from the river with its trunk. Elephant Trunk Hill Scenic Area consists of Water-Moon Cave between elephant trunk ad its body, Elephant Eye Cave, Puxian Pagoda, Yuefeng Temple and so on. Elephant Trunk Hill is one of must-see attractions for tourists to Guilin. The night-time view of Elephant Trunk Hill from a long distance is wonderful. You can enjoy the fantastic scene under the flashing nights.

Impression of Sanjie Liu

5. Impression of Sanjie Liu

The Impression of Sanjie Liu(刘三姐) is the biggest live landscape performance. The theatre is set in beautiful mountains and water of Guilin. The performance expresses the stunning scenery, colorful ethnic culture and excellent art in China. And it combines the ciassical Sanjie Liu's Songs,ethnic groups’Culture and the fishing lights together, reflecting the life of villagers along the river. When travelling to Guilin, you can’t miss a performance of Impression of Sanjie Liu.

Shaanxi Museum

6.Yangshuo Shangri-la

Shangri-la park(香格里拉公园), also called “ShI Wai Tao Yuan”, is located not far away from Yangshuo county. It is a park with mountains, caves, bridges, rivers, the minority style of cottages. You can enjoy the boat cruise and see farmer living nearby, meanwhile some programs are set up for tourists to participate in and experience entertainment. Along the river stand a large area of peach trees. When visiting to there in spring, you can really feel as if going into a paradise. What an ideal travel destination.

Yangshuo Shangri-la

7. Longji Terraced Field in Guilin

The Longji Terraced Fields(龙脊梯田) are located in Longsheng County with over 650 years’ history. Terraced Fields spread tier upon tier, winding from the bottom to the top of the hillside and looking like great chains. Different views are offered depending on different seasons. In the springtime, water fills in farmlands as if silver chain hanging among the hill. In summer, riceshoots compete with each other for greenness and grains grow ripe and yellow like gold towers in autumn. In winter, certainly the snow like white jade decorates the whole hill. In whichever season you go, you can enjoy a great feast of eyes.

Longji Terraced Field in Guilin

8. The Reed Flute Cave in Guilin

The Reed Flute Cave(芦笛岩) in Guilin is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting. It is so called because a kind of reed which can be used to make melodious flutes grow outside. The cave is filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars and rock formations in weird and wonderful shapes. Every year, tourists to Guilin must visit there.

The Reed Flute Cave in Guilin

9. Hiking and Biking Yulong River

Yulong River is the biggest branch of the Li River in YangShuo County, known as “Small Li River”. Here no any man-made decoration. Along the river is charming natural scenery. Most famous ancient bridges in Guangxi stand in this scenic area. Hiking and biking along Yulong River can get an enjoyment to real nature.

Hiking and Biking Yulong River

10. Guilin Rice Noodles

When visiting to Guilin, you cannot miss tasting Guilin Rice Noodles. Guilin Rice Noodles is one of the famous cuisines. It has a history of over 300 years. Guilin Rice Noodles is famous for its unique making and pure taste. Every Guilin person can’t do without Guilin Rice Noodles. Wherever you go in Guilin, you can see stores dealing with rice noodles.

Guilin Rice Noodles

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