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About Guilin

Guilin's splendid landscape of mountains and water is famous throughout the whole country. Both banks of the clear and sparkling waters of the Li River are lined with strangely shaped boulders and green mountains. You can take a cruise on a bamboo raft. The scenery is absolutely sublime. Guilin’s Elephant Trunk Hill, The Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Spot and Jingjiang Princes’ Palace are the primary scenic spots featuring beautiful surroundings. The Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Area is also very beautiful at night. The Yangshuo section of the Li River is magnificent. There is a large amount of idyllic countryside scenery for you to enjoy. You can ride a bike or go hiking, as the area is quite suitable for both. This is one of the best places in China to go rock climbing and, as a result, it has attracted the interest of domestic and foreign tourists and travelers beyond counting. Additionally, with cascading terraces and magical caves galore, the natural area around Guilin is also very much worth discovering.

Popular Attractions in Guilin

Li River
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Boat Tour
The essence of Guilin's landscape lies in the scenery of Li River. Dubbed as the “best landscape in the world”, Guilin has appeared widely in elementary school textbooks. The two sides of the Li River have different mountains with different shapes. Among them, the most representative ones include the Nine Horse Mountain and the Yellow Cloth Shoal. The latter is featured on the back of the new 20 RMB notes. Visiting the Li River can be done by boat or bamboo rafts. The big boat is spacious but the bamboo raft is more exotic.
Xiangshan Scenic Area
15,078 Reviews
Geological Sites
Xiangshan Scenic Area is a park centered around "Elephant Trunk Hill" in Guilin. The shape of Elephant Trunk Hill is very similar to that of an elephant drinking water, so it is called Elephant Trunk Hill. In addition to Elephant Trunk Hill, there are also other attractions that you can walk around and enjoy, such as Shuiyue Cave, Love Island, Puxian Pagoda, and Sanhua Wine Cellar, each of which has its own unique characteristics.
Shiwai Taoyuan
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Folk Village
The Shangri-La Park is located about 15 kilometers northwest of Yangshuo, Guangxi. This folk landscape park was built according to the mood depicted in Tao Yuanming's “The Peach Blossom Spring”, and combined with the local pastoral scenery. Although it is a man-made scenic spot, the beautiful scenery here and the folk styles created make it very attractive.
Impression Sanjie Liu (Evening Showtime)
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"Impression: Sanjie Liu" is one of the large-scale live performances of the "Impression Series" jointly produced by famous directors Zhang Yimou, Wang Chaoge and Fan Yue. The performance venue is located at the intersection of Yangshuo River and Tianjiahe River. Opposite the river is the Shutong Mountain. The stage is the two-kilometer-long waters of the Lancang River. The background is the twelve peaks. It is very atmospheric and one of the very few large-scale landscape theaters. The performance is mainly based on the local customs and is absolutely exhilarating.

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Trip Moments

Guilin Travel: To find the history of Jingjiang Wangcheng  Although I have been to Guilin many times, the mountains and rivers have a stronger impact on me. It is the first time I set food on Jingjiang Wangcheng. Jingjiang Wangcheng is also called Guilin Wangcheng. The scenic spot is composed of Duxiu Peak and Jingjiang Wangfu.  The history of Wangcheng is very long. Construction started in 1372 and completed in 1376. It is more than 630 years old, so it is more than 30 years older than the establishment of the famous Beijing Imperial Palace. Here, you can clearly trace the history of the past. It feels like a dialogue with the past, and a dialogue with time. Here, you can also completely jump out of the knowledge of the mountains and rivers of Guilin, and find the humanities and history belonging to Guilin.
Posted: 16 Jul, 2019
Guilin has the most beautiful karst landform in the world, and Reed Flute Cave is a concrete manifestation of this landform. One million years ago, Reed Flute was originally an ancient underground lake. Due to the elevation of the crust movement, the groundwater level dropped and the underground lake became a cave. After years of accumulation of rock calcification, it forms a variety of stalactites. Reed Flute Cave is an important part of the entire Lijiang River Scenic Area. It has the karst features of nature and the beautiful scenery of Guilin. The stone pillars, stone plaques, stone branches, stone flowers and stone waterfalls complement each other. It is called an underground art of nature. 
Posted: 3 Dec, 2018
The setting sun paints the sky red. In the night of the Lijiang River along the water surface, the old man lit the glass lamp of the glass cover. This is the fishing fire of the Lijiang River. In the past, fishermen on the banks of the Lancang River often fished at night, and hundreds of bamboo poles were often dispatched. The fishermen lit the fishing lights on the bamboo poles to lure the fish. The fishing lights have formed a scene in the traditional “Yangshuo Eight Views”. At present, the fishing fires in the Lancang River exist in the form of performances. In any case, the scenes of the shore fires and the fishermen’s evening birds are still captivating.
Posted: 12 Dec, 2018
The two rivers and four lakes are the main attractions of Guilin. They include Minjiang River, Taohua River, Shanhu Lake, Wuhu Lake, Guihu Lake, and Mulong Lake. The whole line runs through the ring system to explore the water system. It is also an important project in the upper reaches of Guilin. If you have time, you can take a boat. If you take a night tour, with Hua Deng at the beginning, the lights are dim, and you float along, as if you are in a dream. The tour continues into the morning and you see the first rays of the morning light, filtering into the room. You will see the mountain outside the window as you wake up. The clouds that are on the banks of the river gradually dissipate. Outside the room is the faint Lushan Park, Diecai Mountain and Lijiang River. Shangri-La is located on the bank of the Li River, from here to the Lijiang River, opposite the city of Guilin, which is situated between the mountains and rivers.
Posted: 23 Dec, 2018 is part of Group Limited, one of the world's leading providers of travel services.
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