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About Guilin

Guilin's splendid landscape of mountains and water is famous throughout the whole country. Both banks of the clear and sparkling waters of the Li River are lined with strangely shaped boulders and green mountains. You can take a cruise on a bamboo raft. The scenery is absolutely sublime. Guilin’s Elephant Trunk Hill, The Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Spot and Jingjiang Princes’ Palace are the primary scenic spots featuring beautiful surroundings. The Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Area is also very beautiful at night. The Yangshuo section of the Li River is magnificent. There is a large amount of idyllic countryside scenery for you to enjoy. You can ride a bike or go hiking, as the area is quite suitable for both. This is one of the best places in China to go rock climbing and, as a result, it has attracted the interest of domestic and foreign tourists and travelers beyond counting. Additionally, with cascading terraces and magical caves galore, the natural area around Guilin is also very much worth discovering.

Popular Attractions in Guilin

Two Rivers and Four Lakes
4.5/5
11,594 Reviews
Lake
The Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Area includes the Li River, Taohua River, Shan Lake, Rong Lake, Gui Lake, and Mulong Lake in the downtown area of Guilin. These places are the most beautiful scenic spots around the city center of Guilin, and are the staple of Guilin's scenery. Touring the Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Area by boat is the main way to get around. Especially during the night, you can see the Guilin night view from multiple angles. There are also amazing performances for you to enjoy.
Xiangshan Scenic Area
4.2/5
14,943 Reviews
Geological Sites
Xiangshan Scenic Area is a park centered around "Elephant Trunk Hill" in Guilin. The shape of Elephant Trunk Hill is very similar to that of an elephant drinking water, so it is called Elephant Trunk Hill. In addition to Elephant Trunk Hill, there are also other attractions that you can walk around and enjoy, such as Shuiyue Cave, Love Island, Puxian Pagoda, and Sanhua Wine Cellar, each of which has its own unique characteristics.
Duxiu Peak Palace Destination
4.3/5
5,986 Reviews
Mountain
The Duxiu Peak Palace destination consists of two areas, Duxiu Peak and Qingjiang Palace. Qingjiang Palace was once the palace of the grandnephew of Emperor Zhu Shouqian, and is also one of the best preserved mansions from the Ming Dynasty. It is quite large and very impressive. Duxiu Peak, located just behind the palace, was the inspiration for the famous phrase, "The Guilin scenery is unmatched."
Li River
4.6/5
11,764 Reviews
River
Boat Tour
The essence of Guilin's landscape lies in the scenery of Li River. Dubbed as the “best landscape in the world”, Guilin has appeared widely in elementary school textbooks. The two sides of the Li River have different mountains with different shapes. Among them, the most representative ones include the Nine Horse Mountain and the Yellow Cloth Shoal. The latter is featured on the back of the new 20 RMB notes. Visiting the Li River can be done by boat or bamboo rafts. The big boat is spacious but the bamboo raft is more exotic.

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Guilin Weather

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2 Apr 2020
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