Top Attractions in Guilin, China

20/05/2014
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Guilin enjoys the reputation of “the best landscape under heaven”. With thousands of good attractions in Guilin, you never worry about where to travel. We have chosen carefully top 5 attractions below and we can customize Guilin tours including these attractions.

1. Li River

CNN news reported, “Li River in Guilin is honored as one of the World’s 15 best rivers of travelers.” Definitely, Li River deserves this title. No other destinations can offer you the beautiful mountains and water. Mountain 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. Each day, there are many travelers walking along Li River or cruising on the River. It is a special treatment. Travelers can take bus to the Zhujiang Pier (40-minute drive), and start 4-hour boat cruise down the picturesque Li River. Also be able to choose to hike along the River, please read more at Top things to do in Guilin.

Li River

Li River

Li River Cruise

Li River Cruise

2. Elephant Trunk Hill

As the emblem of Guilin, Elephant Trunk Hill stands on the west bank of Li River. The hill gets its name from the fact that it looks a bit like an elephant drinking water from the river. There is a park here, consists of other tourist sites: Water-Moon Cave, Elephant Eye Cave, Puxian Pagoda, Yuefeng Temple and so on. They are worthy of your visit and taking photos.

Elephant Trunk Hill

Elephant Trunk Hill

3. Yangshuo West Street

Yangshuo is a county of Guilin, about 65km from Guilin. It is very famous for the West Street, which is the oldest street with a history of over 1,400 years. The buildings are only village-and -town scale, but full of international feeling. It attracts a large number of international travelers. West Street is filled with many small shops and vendor’s stands, selling all kind of souvenirs and snacks. Travelers can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere in the Internet cafes, such as Mickey Mao’s, Hard Rock Cafe or at Lisa’s Cafe, and eat apple pie, beefsteak French fries and ice-cream sundaes. They feel at home here because everyone can speak fluent English and the menus of restaurants are offered in several languages.

West Street Restaurant

West Street Restaurant

4. Longji Terraced Field

Longji Terraced Field is located in Longsheng County, about 2 hours driving from midtown Guilin. The fields are built into the hillsides, just like great chains and ribbons as they wind from the bottom to the top of the hill. Different scenes are offered according to different season. In spring, water fills in farmlands as if silver chain hanging among the hill. In summer, riceshoots turn to green; and in autumn the grains grow ripe and turn yellow, just like gold towers. If white snow fall in winter on the hill, it looks like white jade. In addition, you will be able to come across the Zhuang people and Yao people, working in the fields.

Longji Terraced Field

Longji Terraced Field

Longji Terraced Field

Longji Terraced Field

5. Reed Flute Cave

Located in the northwest of Guilin city, Reed Flute Cave is known as “the Palace of Natural Arts”. It gets its name because people believed that the reed by the cave’s mouth could be made into flutes. The length of the cave is over 240m and it can offer a majestic fairyland of karst caves with landscape and rural scenery, such as: stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, stone birds, plants and animals in fantastic and colors, and all glistens in colorful lights.

Reed Flute Cave

Reed Flute Cave