Best Family Activities in Guilin

Guilin's second-to-none natural scenery and colorful folk cultures promise great memories for you and your family!

1. Cruising on the Li River

2. See the Star Features of Guilin

the scenery of Elephant Trunk HillThe best view of Elephant Trunk Hill.

Thanks to its limestone geology Guilin has many fabulous natural sights, including Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill. See Guilin attractions.

3. Visiting Giant Pandas

Giant pandas are very popular with children. Pandas are the superstars of Guilin Zoo in Seven Star Park. Many parents take their kids for photos with the cute and rare animals. 

4. Shopping and Relaxing around West Street

Something for everyone can be found in this "global village", including ethnic clothes, local food, cheap outdoor clothes and equipment, silk products, Chinese handcrafts, and other curios.

Hanging out around Yangshuo's West Street at night, you may be attracted by pool tables, a climbing wall, or board games and DVDs in a sitting-room-like environment. The small cafes and restaurants cater to Western and many other national tastes, and street snacks include New Zealand ice cream! Bilingual signs and English-speaking waiters will make you feel at home.

5. Tour the Yangshuo Countryside by Bike or Electric Car

Cycling through the countryside is one of the tops things to do in Yangshuo. Cycling is popular, but hiring an electric car is an even more relaxing option.

6. Appreciate a Night Performance on the Li River

Performance of Impression Liu SanjieA scene of Impression Liu Sanjie.

After a day touring Yangshuo, it is relaxing to watch the grand and fantastic Impression Liu Sanjie performance on the Li River. With colorful lighting and powerful ethnic music, it is performed against a background of real mountains, river banks, bamboo and trees. The performers dressed in folk costumes give an artistic rendition of a famous Zhuang minority story.

7. Bamboo Rafting on the Yulong River

Sitting on a bamboo chair on an expertly punted bamboo raft, you’ll be intoxicated by the tranquil environment. Feel the calm of being in a traditional Chinese mountain-and-water painting.

8. Learning Chinese Kung Fu

Having a class in kung fu or going strawberry picking on a Chinese farm (seasonal) may capture the imagination of your children. China Highlights can add these special activities and many more into your itinerary.

9. T-Shirt Painting

Children or adults may find this activity enjoyable. You can paint a T-shirt with whatever you want. An expert teacher will teach you to write Chinese characters or paint famous people on a T-shirt.

Also read Top Outdoor Activities in Yangshuo.

China Highlights, based in Guilin, welcomes you to have a wonderful time in Guilin with your family. Our Guilin tours are all fully customizable. You can also design your own trip to Guilin with our help without extra cost.

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