Guilin 72-Hour Visa-Free Travel
Guilin

Guilin 72-Hour Visa-Free Travel

By CindyUpdated Mar. 18, 2021
The Li RiverThe Li River

Guilin is a popular destination for natural landscapes. Now it's 72-hour (3-day) visa-free transit for 51 countries.

You can stay here for a short visit before heading to a third destination. Read on to get some ideas for visa-free travel in Guilin.

Qualified Countries

Travelers from 51 countries with an onward flight from Guilin to the third country/region are able to benefit from this policy.

Americans (of 6 countries): the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and the Republic of Chile

European citizens (of 37 countries): Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Albania

Oceanians (of 2 countries): Australia and New Zealand

Asians (of 6 countries): South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar

FAQs about 72-Hour Visa-Free

Guilin Visa Free StampGuilin 72-hour visa-free stamp

1. Do I need to submit an application to the Embassy?

2. Does a travel agent apply for the visa-free access, or do I have to do so personally?

4. How the 72 hours are calculated?

The Airport

5. Can I leave Guilin for another city in China which is also 72-hour visa-free during the 72-hour-transit visa exemption period?

6. What should I do if I cannot leave China within the 72 hours due to some unforeseeable circumstance?

How to Spend Your 3 Days in Guilin

The Longji Rice TerracesLongji Rice Terraces

Guilin's top attractions are all accessible with this policy: the Li River, Yangshuo, the Longji Terrace Fields, etc. Just don't go outside Guilin Prefecture to e.g. the Sanjiang Dong Minority area (in Liuzhou Prefecture).

For layover passengers, most people chose to stay in Guilin City for one day and spend the rest of the time in Yangshuo. For tourists who want to relax but also adventure, a day tour in Guilin City with a 1-day hiking tour at Longji Terraced Fields fits the bill.

The Must-See Three

The Li River: Taking a cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is a must-do activity for most travelers.

Yangshuo, about 1½ hour’s drive from Guilin, is a place to enjoy picturesque countryside scenery. Having a ride in the countryside and going bamboo rafting on the Yulong River are great ways to relax in rural beauty.

Longji Rice Terraces, about 1½ hours’ drive from Guilin city, is one of the must-visit places in Guilin. Appreciate the stunning cultivated scenery, and visit ancient Zhuang and Yao minority villages to experience traditional local life.

In Guilin's Downtown

Elephant HillElephant Hill Park

If your time is not enough to journey outside Guilin City, you can visit the famous downtown attractions, such as Reed Flute CaveElephant Trunk Hill, and Fubo Hill

Night Activities That Will Enrich Your Trip

In Guilin Downtown, you can stroll by the lake in the city center or take a boat ride. 

In Yangshuoyou can stroll along West Street to buy some special souvenirs, or find a quiet cafe to have a cup of coffee. Alternatively, enjoy the night performance - Impression Liu Sanjie. 

We Can Help to Maximize Your Stay in Guilin

Yangshuo Countryside Ride a bike in the countryside of Yangshuo.

If you are interested in staying in Guilin for a visa-free tour, please see our most popular Guilin layover tour below for inspiration:

Or contact us to design a tour according to your requirements. We will pick you up at Guilin Liangjiang Airport and drive you to your hotel.

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