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Guilin Travel Tips and Suggestions

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Feb. 2, 2021

Guilin is famous for its karst landscape, idyllic countryside, and relaxing rural life. A trip to Guilin is a relaxing escape today's hectic city life.  There are a lot to see in the area from the Li River cruise, to Yulong River bamboo trip, and to escape to the mountain villages in Longsheng.  Find below the tips and suggestions from local travel experts to help you plan your Guilin tour. 

We lives in Guilin, and have explore every corner of the city. We have written these articles to help travelers to find the best things to do, and how to explore the area in the way the like.

How to Spend 3 Days in Guilin(Top Itinerary Tips)

Here is a popular and workable plan to see the highlights of Guilin and its nearby counties in only three days.

Li River Cruise vs Bamboo Raft (An Australian Expat's View)

Boat cruise or bamboo raft, which way would you prefer to experience the Li River? An Australian in Guilin for 12 years shares his views.

Top 8 Things to Do in Guilin (Best Places to Visit)

A local expert's suggestions on top things/activities to do in Guilin with tips and great photos. Find fun things to do, best places to visit, and travel tips.

Photography Tips and Locations in Guilin (Few People Know)

This article talks about photography tips and locations in Guilin, including where and when to take the best shots.

Top 3 Guilin Day Trips

If you've only got one day in Guilin, and you're looking forward to a memorable trip, then this article is just for you.

Yangshuo Countryside Tours (3 Popular Ways to Explore)

This article introduces these ways to explore Yangshuo's countryside: riding a bicycle, tandem, electric golf cart, and electric scooter.

 Guilin or Yangshuo? (Where to Stay)

“Where should I stay: Guilin or Yangshuo? Should we go straight to Yangshuo and miss out the city of Guilin?” Here is the quick answer, detailed reasons and a sample itinerary.

Top 9 Interesting Family Activities in Guilin

Guilin is not only a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts but also a charming place for family tours. See what activities you can share with your kids.

Guilin Visa-Free Travel — How to Make the Most of It

Guilin is 72-hour visa-free transit for 51 countries, and 144-hour visa-free for 10 ASEAN countries. Read on to get some ideas for visa-free travel in Guilin.

Where to Stay in Yangshuo: 4 Outstanding Hotels

Star hotels are not the only comfortable choice in Yangshuo. There are lots of boutique countryside and riverside hotels.

Top Free Things to Do in Guilin

Guilin is a city with lots of landscapes to explore. In this page you can find some new and interesting areas without any entrance fee.

4 Most Beautiful Karst Caves to Visit in Guilin

Limestone caves are must-see sights when touring Guilin. This article helps you find the most popular caves to visit in the Guilin area.

Top 6 Most Beautiful Ancient Towns/Villages around Guilin

Here are the top 6 ancient towns around Guilin which deserve a visit, with travel details and summaries.

Guilin's Karst Landscape: Formations and Scenery

The karst formation in Guilin makes it a top travel destination. Travel with China Highlights to discover Guilin's geology.

The Top 5 Outdoor Adventure Activities in Yangshuo, Guilin

Yangshuo in Guilin is home to many popular outdoor adventure activities, such as cycling, rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, and bamboo rafting. Find out what you'd like.

Rock Climbing in Yangshuo, Guilin

Yangshuo, most popular rock climbing destination in China, has easy-access, tooth-like karst. Here's where and when to climb, and who to climb with.

6 Free Things to do in Yangshuo

Most attractions in Yangshuo have an entrance fee. Read this article to find out what is available for free in this beautiful place.

Best Places to See Autumn Colors in Guilin

Autumn is a comfortable and colorful season in Guilin. Here are the best places to see autumn colors.

Top 4 Rivers for Summer Rafting around Guilin

The top 4 rivers for summer rafting around Guilin with travel details to help you to have fun escaping the heat.

 6 Off-Beaten Attractions in Guilin

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

To tour Guilin in one day on a very low budget see these travel tips on how to spend less in Guilin and still enjoy your time there.

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

If you're traveling Guilin on a BIG budget, these are the places to go and ways to travel for a luxurious and classy tour.

Photography Tips for the Longsheng Rice Terraces

Longji Terraced Fields is a popular place for photography enthusiasts. Here are tips for when and where to take the best photos.

Li River Photography Tips — Best Time and Locations

The Li River is one of the best photography destinations in China. Here are photography tips for where and when to take the best shots.

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