The Top 3 Guilin Areas to Stay In

The Top 3 Guilin Areas to Stay In

By Chris QuanUpdated Mar. 18, 2021
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Guilin is an ideal destination for vacations where you will immerse yourself into the charming natural scenery. The right choice of accommodation is important to a trip. Here, we have listed the top three areas to stay in Guilin to help you find a satisfying hotel.

1. City Center Area - Best Choice for All Kinds of Tourists in Guilin City

Surrounded by the Two Rivers and Four Lakes scenic area, this is the most prosperous area in Guilin and it is the city’s commercial and economic center. The landmark of the city center is Guilin Central Square.

The Two Rivers And Four LakesThe Two Rivers and Four Lakes

It is convenient to get to most scenic spots from the city center as lots of attractions are located in this area, such as Seven Star Park, the Two Rivers and Four Lakes, Elephant Trunk Hill, East West Street, and Fubo Hill.

This area is suitable for almost all kinds of tourists, such as families, young people, and seniors. You can find various hotels in the area ranging from luxury hotels to economical ones. Whatever you want to find, whether you prefer a quiet environment or a hotel that has river views, the hotels in this area can meet your requirements.

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2. Yangshuo - Best for People Who Prefer Relaxation


Yangshuo County, which is located 65 kilometers south of Guilin, is a good destination to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. There, you can immerse yourself into nature and enjoy some leisure time. Ride a bike alongside the golden fields, learn tai chi and cooking tips from the villagers, try rock climbing, and more. If you are there in the right season, you can watch local farmers plowing the fields and even try this activity for yourself.

There are three major areas to choose from when staying in Yangshuo, including West Street at the center of Yangshuo, the Yulong River, which is further away from the center, and the nearby villages.

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Read about Where to Stay in Yangshuo: 4 Outstanding Hotels for reference.

3. Longsheng - Best for People Who Prefer Terraces


If you have a soft spot for the Longji Rice Terraces and want to capture the wonderful views on camera, then you can stay in Longsheng. It takes about 1 hour to get to Longsheng from Guilin. The accommodation in Longsheng is not as good as in Guilin and Yangshuo so we recommend choosing a star-rated hotel.

Hotels in Longsheng are concentrated in three main areas: Ping'an Zhuang Village, the Jinkeng Red Yao Village, and the Longji Ancient Zhuang Village.

The Ping’an terraced fields were developed earlier, so the hotels in this area have higher standards of service and product quality. Most foreign tourists choose to stay in this area.

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