Guilin splendid parade of karst peaks

Guilin Travel Guide of China

Things to do in Guilin

  • The Reed Flute Cave

    The Reed Flute Cave

  • Li River Cruise

    Li River Cruise

  • Fubo Hill

    Fubo Hill

  • Elephant Trunk Hill

    Elephant Trunk Hill

  • Cormorant Fishing

    Cormorant Fishing

  • Folded Brocade Hill

    Folded Brocade Hill

The top sites in Guilin

To visit the amazing scenery in China, the beauty of Guilin is the perfect example of a Chinese painting. The surroundings of the city are home to many ethnic minorities of the Zhuang Autonomous Region, but it is often for its landscapes many visit Guilin. For over a thousand years, scholars consider the set of mountains and water there as the most outstanding in China. Even foreigners are attracted by the beauty of the karst peaks which poets and painters have yet to accurately depict.

Guilin Overview

In Guangxi province, Guilin is one of the poorest and hardest to reach in China, and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists. The fame of Guilin has long spread beyond the province and the country. The city of Guilin had long been the capital of Zhuang Autonomous Region where many minorities have settled but the recent government replaced it with Nanning. Despite this, Guilin remained the historical and cultural center of the region with over 2,000 years of history. 
The picturesque Guilin is becoming more modern due to the large influx of tourism. It is indeed a place in the region for travelers who are looking to explore some of the best known sites of China and the city’s typical landscapes that can be found on the back of a 20RMB note. Karst peaks combined with the peaceful river makes it hard to talk about the beauty since the personal experience is beyond words, particularly when you visit by boat. The surrounding area is ideal for walking, cycling, cruises and meeting folk minorities in Guangxi.

Must-see in Guilin 

You can’t say you have visited Guilin without taking the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo village. Karst peaks are the hallmark of the whole region which are reflected on the peaceful river and green fields creating a stunning panorama for camera pictures. Whether you choose a full cruise on the Li River or a more typical bamboo raft on the Yulong River, you will enjoy your trip immensely. 
It is also possible on the Li River to watch the cormorant fishing, which is almost an extinct trade in the world. A bike ride in the paddy fields is also a good choice to explore the area.

Best Time to Visit Guilin

Guilin has pleasant temperatures year round. It is not very cold in winter and the maximum temperature in the summer is around 30℃. On the other hand, the showers are frequent between March and August and it is very difficult to avoid. Nonetheless, all seasons are good for travelling to Guilin.

  • Best time to visit

    Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. 
  • Altitude

    150M Altitude Guilin
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