Guilin Travel Guide

Guilin's idyllic scenery draws millions of tourists from near and far every year. The primary industry of Guilin is tourism, so travelers feel well-catered-for and immediately relaxed in this small and quiet, but hugely popular city.

It is never far to the next colorfully named karst hills or charming vista. You will find a paradise to relax in and colorful minority culture to enjoy.

Guilin is a popular destination for second trip to China. Continue to read other popular second trip destinations in China.


  • A tradition of tribute: Guilin's reputation as one of the world's most beautiful places has been established over hundreds of years by VIPs from poets to emperors.
"I have visited more than 80 countries and over a hundred cities. I have found that no city can surpass the beauty of Guilin. Guilin is really a bright pearl in China. - Former US President Nixon
  • Best scenery in China: The popular Chinese saying "Guilin shanshui jia tian xia" means ‘Guilin’s mountain and water scenery is the best under heaven’.
  • Guilin ranks fourth on China's list of the 10 best tourist destinations, after the "golden triangle" (Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai).
  • The Li River, Guilin's most popular scenic area, was selected by National Geographic Magazine as one of the world's top ten watery wonders.

Visa-free travel in Guilin will be possible in August, 2014.

Guilin Travel Tips & Articles

Guilin Top Attractions

See How to Plan a Day in Guilin for some typical ways to combine Guilin's best sights.

The Li River The Li River

The Li River, particularly between Guilin and Yangshuo, is one of the most beautiful sights on the planet. It is best experienced with a cruise or a leisurely hike along its banks.

Yangshuo Yangshuo

Get "up close and personal" with the beauty in the countryside of Yangshuo by bicycle, between the rice paddies, to experience rural China at its most charming.

Longji Terraced Fields Longji Terraced Fields

Longsheng County boasts fantastic natural scenery with spiraling terraced rice fields, created about 800 years ago. It is famous for its ethnic villages in mountainous areas.

Top Guilin Tours

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Q:Falcon Asked on 11:37 AM Jul. 10 2013 Reply
hey . i wm willing to go to gualin with my girlfriend and with my friends . wot''s the expenses and arrangement v?
Dear Falcon,

We listed some tour packages for reference on our website, please click this link:

If you are interested in our service, please feel free to let us know your travel plan as below, our travel advisor will construct a private tour based on your need.

1. When will come to Guilin?

2. How long will you stay in Guilin?

3. Which kind of hotels do you prefer, 3,4 or 5 star?

4. Which atrractions are you interested in? Lussie Lu Replied on 01:58 AM Jul. 11 2013

Q:Joshua J Asked on 02:11 AM May. 11 2013 Reply
My wife and I wish to visit Guilin any time soon. We plan to spend 1 week free and easy. We need ground arrangements only as we will fly in on our own. Please advise including costs. Thanks

Hi Joshua, how many people and what places you would like to visit, please?

Whitney Liao Replied on 01:35 AM May. 13 2013

Q:Banita Asked on 11:22 AM Apr. 29 2013 Reply
hi , me and my mom dad planning to visit guilin and beijing in july 2nd. would you please help me to know tour package cost for this visit ?

Hi Banita, it would be our great pleasure to help plan your Guilin and Beijing tour. In order to quote the exact price, could you please let me know what kind of hotel you would like to stay in: 3/4/5 star?

Whitney Liao Replied on 05:09 AM May. 05 2013

Q:Faizah Asked on 02:06 AM Mar. 08 2013 Reply
Hi, My trip to Guilin on 3/12/13 to 7/12/13. I am looking accommodation that furnish with kitchen. I am also looking for local tourist guide which can translate Chinese to English.Thank

Hi Faizah, we are based in Guilin. We can arrange all of these for you. Please let me know the number of people in your group. Then we will send you a quotation.

Whitney Liao Replied on 04:08 AM Mar. 11 2013

Q:Royhaini Asked on 7:40 PM Mar. 04 2013 Reply
Hi Whitney, My friends and i are going to Guilin this 22-30 March 2013. So how is the weather at that time? We are Muslims so is there halal food in Guilin? Tq.

Hi Royhaini, the weather in Guilin during  22-30 March 2013 would be good, with a temperature of 12-18°C. A light coat and a long sleeve shirt or T-shirt would cope with it.

Yes, there are Muslim restaurants in Guilin. Our tour guide will show you there.

Whitney Liao Replied on 03:00 AM Mar. 07 2013