You may not know where to start when planning a 3-day holiday in Guilin and its attractive countryside. Here's a popular and workable plan to see the highlights of Guilin and its neighboring counties in only three days.
Reed Flute Cave
Day One — Guilin City
Don't bother with Guilin? Go straight to Yangshuo? Absolutely NO! Guilin has many things to see that are unique and spectacular.
Elephant Trunk Hill — the most iconic limestone hill in Guilin city, shaped like a 55-meter-tall elephant drinking from the Li River
Reed Flute Cave — an outstanding karst cave containing a large number of stalactites and -mites that will extend your imagination with their imaginative names and interesting stories.
Daxu Ancient Town — Get an insight into Guilin's history and culture by visiting the old buildings. It is also a paradise for strawberry picking in spring.
Zhengyang Pedestrian Street — a good place for buying souvenirs.
What to Eat
Morning — Go to a local restaurant to taste rice noodles. Rice noodles is the most popular food for Guilin people, especially for breakfast.
Lunch and Dinner — Many kinds of restaurants can be found in the city. McFound is a popular Chinese restaurant that also serves some Western dishes.
Where to Stay
Guilin Shangri-La Hotel
The Sheraton, Guilin
The White House, Guilin
Guilin Royal Palace
Jingguanminglou Holiday Hotel
Options for Activities in Guilin
Learning Chinese, Calligraphy, Painting, and Paper Cutting
Learn Traditional Instruments
Picking, making, and drinking tea at Guilin's Tea Plantation
Many Western restaurants in and around West Street are highly recommended, such as the Restaurant in Rosewood Inn, and Café del Moon.
Where to Stay
Green Lotus Hotel
Yangshuo Mountain View Retreat
Dragon River Retreat
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