Guilin Travel Tips & Articles

Li River Photography Tips
The Li River is one of the best photography destinations in China. The river is lined with karst pinnacles on both sides, and is renowned as one of China's most beautiful rivers.
4 Ways to Explore Yangshuo Countryside
Yangshuo's countryside is known for its idyllic scenery, oddly-shaped hills thrusting to the sky and leisurely local farming life. Visiting Yangshuo's countryside provides a great opportunity to get close to nature and real life in South China's countryside by being introduced into their house.
Top 5 Ancient Towns around Guilin
The ancient architectural clusters of Guilin are mainly concentrated in the four ancient towns, namely, Huangyao Ancient Town, Xingping Ancient Town, Xing’an Ancient Town and Daxu Ancient Town. They have become tourist draws due to their amazing natural scenery, unique folk customs and antique flavors.
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Guilin Tour Planner
Guilin Tour Planner

When to Go East or west, Guilin scenery is the best. When to go is largely depends on one's ...

JessicaZhao
Travel Ideas from Guilin Locals — what Guiliners recommend
Travel Ideas from Guilin Locals — what Guiliners recommend

Guilin is so well known abroad that, for tourists, it's a sure-shot destination for many. That app ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Best Places to See Autumn Colors in Guilin
Best Places to See Autumn Colors in Guilin

As the autumn breeze blows, the tree leaves and rice fields change color, with yellow gingko leave ...

Michael Yang
6 Free Things to do in Yangshuo
6 Free Things to do in Yangshuo

Yangshuo is located in the southern part of Guilin and is famous for its stunning natural beauty. ...

Ruru Zhou
Rock Climbing in Yangshuo, Guilin
Rock Climbing in Yangshuo, Guilin

Rock Climbing in Yangshuo Yangshuo is the most popular rock climbing destination in China. ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Top 3 Camping Sites around Guilin
Top 3 Camping Sites around Guilin

Heavenly Lake of Quanzhou 天湖 Heavenly Lake of Quanzhou The Heavenly Lake of Quanzhou is ...

Annie Wu
Top 5 Ancient Towns around Guilin
Top 5 Ancient Towns around Guilin

The ancient architectural clusters of Guilin are mainly concentrated in the four ancient towns, na ...

Michael Yang
Photography Tips and Locations in Guilin
Photography Tips and Locations in Guilin

Everyone knows the beauty of Guilin scenery, but not all photographers are aware of the difficulty ...

Lynn Ye
Top 4 Rivers for Summer Rafting around Guilin
Top 4 Rivers for Summer Rafting around Guilin

Going rafting is a good way to escape the heat in summer. We have recommended the following 4 place ...

Michael Yang
Photography Tips For Longsheng Rice Terrace
Photography Tips For Longsheng Rice Terrace

Beautiful Scenery of Longji Terraced Rice Fields. Located in Longsheng County, Guilin, ...

Michael Yang
Top 3 Guilin Day Trips
Top 3 Guilin Day Trips

East or west, Guilin scenery is the best. As this old saying goes, Guilin has attracted millions ...

Michael Yang
Urban Life in Guilin
Urban Life in Guilin

Small by Chinese standards, with an urban population of some 700,000 – 800,000, Guilin would ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Planning a 3-Day Tour of Guilin's Highlights
Planning a 3-Day Tour of Guilin's Highlights

You may not know where to start when planning a 3-day holiday in Guilin and its attractive country ...

Candice Song
Best Attractions in Guilin's Counties
Best Attractions in Guilin's Counties

Famous for fabulous natural scenery, Guilin is eulogized as the most beautiful place under heaven. ...

Candice Song
Li River Cruise vs Bamboo Raft — An Australian Expat's View
Li River Cruise vs Bamboo Raft — An Australian Expat's View

As an Australian living in Guilin for the last 12 years, and working in the travel industry, I have ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Guilin's Geology — A Walk on the Sea Bed
Guilin's Geology — A Walk on the Sea Bed

Very flat, Guilin — well, on the karst plain anyway. Hop on a bicycle and you won't find yourself panting as you struggle up steep slopes, until you get to the mountain ranges that is.

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
The Best Attractions, Hotels, Restaurants in Guilin
The Best Attractions, Hotels, Restaurants in Guilin

Guilin is a popular holiday destination for Chinese and foreign tourists alike. Its beautiful and ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
4 Ways to Explore Yangshuo Countryside
4 Ways to Explore Yangshuo Countryside

Biking in the wild nature in Yangshuo Yangshuo's countryside is kn ...

Candice Song
The Best of Yangshuo
The Best of Yangshuo

Teeming with gorgeous rivers, mountains, fields, and ancient villages, Yangshuo is an excellent de ...

Candice Song
How to Plan a Day in Guilin
How to Plan a Day in Guilin

Beautiful scenery along the Rong Lake Attractions First select what you want to do from Gui ...

Lynn Ye
A Day in Guilin — Low Budget (on a Shoestring)
A Day in Guilin — Low Budget (on a Shoestring)

See Guilin and Yangshuo's classic attractions and eat for less than 100 yuan each (accommodation no ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Top Outdoor Activities in Yangshuo
Top Outdoor Activities in Yangshuo

Different from China's major metropolitan centers of Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, Yangshuo is ...

Candice Song
Sports Illustrated's Super Models Photographed in Picturesque Guilin
Sports Illustrated's Super Models Photographed in Picturesque Guilin

Guilin, well-known for its second-to-none natural scenery, was used as the backdrop by famous maga ...

Candice Song
Best Boutique Hotels in Yangshuo
Best Boutique Hotels in Yangshuo

Surrounded by fabulous countryside and riverside scenery, these boutique hotels in Yangshuo are gr ...

Candice Song
Top Free Things to Do in Guilin
Top Free Things to Do in Guilin

A bird's-eye view of Guilin A popular tourist destination, it's no surprise that seeing Guilin ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Best Family Activities in Guilin
Best Family Activities in Guilin

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

Candice Song
A Day in Guilin — Big Budget (the Sky's the Limit)
A Day in Guilin — Big Budget (the Sky's the Limit)

If money was no object you could really go to town on your transport and eating options, and see Gu ...

Lynn Ye
Guilin Travel Tips & Articles
Guilin Travel Tips & Articles

You can get many useful tips and suggestions from these articles, reviews, and travel stories, whic ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh
Best Caves to Visit in Guilin
Best Caves to Visit in Guilin

Guilin is a world famous city with numerous limestone hills and caves. According to geologists, Gu ...

Michael Yang
Guilin's Floating Villages
Guilin's Floating Villages

Head outside Guilin City proper, walk the banks of the Li River, and you will see plenty of evidenc ...

Gavin Van Hinsbergh

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