Guilin's is reputed as one of the world's
most beautiful places. Its idyllic
scenery draws millions of tourists from near and far every year.
It is never far to the next colorfully named karst hill or
charming vista. You will find a
paradise to relax and colorful minority culture to enjoy.
Ranking fourth on China's list of the
10 best tourist destinations, after the "golden triangle" (Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai), Guilin is a
popular destination for second trip to China.
Guilin is in northeast Guangxi Zhuang
Autonomous Region, South China. It is about 500 km (300 mi) northwest of Hong Kong, one hour away
Features of Guilin
The beautiful scenery along the Li River.
Guilin boasts China's most beautiful
karst landscapes. There is an old literary saying in China: 'Guilin's hills
and water are best under heaven' (桂林山水甲天下). If
you are looking for natural beauty in China, you should not miss Guilin.
Guilin is a perfect place to discover
rural life in South China.
It is a paradise for
photographers. Endowed with picturesque natural landscapes and colorful
ethnic minorities, Guilin offers a lot of photographic
The primary industry of Guilin is tourism. The city is well managed
and clean. With modern facilities and a high percentage of English-speaking
locals, Guilin is very convenient for
Guilin offers 72-hour visa-free
transit, and is 6-day visa-free for 10 ASEAN countries. Read more on Guilin
The Highlights of Guilin
Yangshuo countryside cycling
The Li River, particularly between
Guilin and Yangshuo, is one of the most beautiful sights on the planet. It was
selected by National Geographic Magazine as one of the world's “Top 10 Watery Wonders”.
It is best experienced with a cruise or a leisurely hike along its banks.
Yangshuo: Get "up close and personal" with the beauty that you
have seen in the pictures as you venture out into the countryside. Explore Yangshuo by bicycle, moped, bus, or even on foot, between
the rice paddies, to experience rural China at its most charming.
Longsheng's Rice Terraces: Longsheng County boasts fantastic
natural scenery with sprawling terraced rice fields, created about 800 years
ago. It is famous for its ethnic mountain villages.
Best Times to Visit Guilin
Guilin is in a subtropical (bordering
temperate) monsoon zone with four distinct seasons and high humidity.
Though Guilin is suitable for traveling all
year round, the best time to travel is from
April to October when the weather is comfortable and the scenery is
charming. See more on Guilin Weather.
Most Popular Guilin Tours
Longji Terraced Fields
Guilin is a popular destination for natural
landscapes. Travel with us to enjoy the highlights in this city. Here are our
most popular tours for your reference:
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