Guilin The Most Beautiful Place In The World  桂林, 天下至美之地 : 

  • Guilin's reputation as one of the world's most beautiful places has been established over hundreds of years and ranks second on China's list of the 10 best tourist destinations, after Beijing.
  • The popular Chinese saying 桂林山水甲天下, Guilin shanshui jia tian xia means ‘Guilin’s mountain and water scenery is the best under heaven’. The Li River, Guilin's most popular scenic area, was selected by National Geographic Magazine as one of the world's top ten watery wonders.
  • "I have visited more than 80 countries and over a hundred cities. I have found that no city can surpass the beauty of Guilin."
    "Guilin is really a bright pearl in China."

    - Former US President Nixon

Guilin's idyllic scenery draws tourists from near and far by their hundreds of thousands every year. The primary industry of Guilin is tourism, so travelers feel well-catered-for and immediately relaxed in this small and quiet, but hugely popular city. It is never far to the next colorfully named karst hill or charming vista in Guilin's countryside. You will find a paradise to relax in, and plenty of rural/minority culture to enjoy.

The old Chinese saying goes, "Guilin's mountain and water scenery is the best under heaven." Guilin has the most typical karst topography in the world, with limpid rivers and lakes, verdant hills, grotesque rocks and mysterious caves. Touring Guilin and the surrounding towns ofYangshuo and Longsheng is all about scenery and leisure, such as cruising along the Li River, pedaling in the countryside, and visiting minority villages.


Top Attractions in the Guilin City : 

Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of Guilin and its karst landscape. It looks like a huge elephant stretching its trunk and drinking water, hence the name.

 

Seven Star Park
Seven Star Park is named after the seven larger karst hills in it. There is plenty to see here with peaks to ascend, a zoo, free roaming monkeys, Seven Star Cave, Camel Hill, beautiful gardens and stele, and locals dancing.

 

Reed Flute Cave

Reed Flute Cave is a fascinating gallery of limestone cave formations, now enhanced by multicolored lighting, which has been one of Guilin’s attractions for over 1200 years. 

  Li River Cruise

Li River CruiseThe 83-kilometer-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is like an artist's masterpiece. A cruise along this ink-painting-like river is an unforgettable experience.



 

Li River HikingThe stretch from Yangdi to Xingping is the essence of the Li River. It offers a great opportunity to see the gorgeous Li River scenery close-up and the life of the farmers who live by the river.


 

Reed Flute CaveThe brilliant cave is a fascinating gallery of natural sculpture. It is filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations in weird and wonderful shapes.


 

City Central Lake AreaThe two rivers and four lakes water system forms a continuous picturesque waterway through the center of Guilin City. The sight is especially pretty at night with the lighting on.


 
Yangshuo Bamboo Rafting

Yangshuo Bamboo RaftingThis small tributary of the Li River relies completely on bamboo rafts to ferry passengers down the river. It is the utmost relaxing experience while you sit on the chair of the raft and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.


 
Yangshuo Countryside Cycling

Yangshuo Countryside CyclingBiking leisurely through the rice paddies, fruit orchards, karst hills, and tranquil villages gives you a fascinating insight into the rural life in China. You may also visit one or two of the local farmers' houses.


 
Nightlife at West Street

Yangshuo West StreetAt the famous Yangshuo West Street, you can simply relax yourself in one of the bars or cafes, or do some souvenir shopping at the numerous stands. At the West Street, you will never get bored.

 

Longji Rice Terraces and Ninority VillagesThe rice terraces are built into the hillsides, and look like great chains or ribbons as they wind round the contours in tiered bands. The ethnic minority villages are also worth exploring.


 
 
Watch Impression of Liu Sanjie

Impression of LiusanjieThe Impression of the Third Sister Liu is a spectacular nighttime show with colorful lights, music and folk songs, all staged on the Li River. It is one of the creations of the famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou.


Guilin Climate Information

Sun and Moon PagodasGuilin has a subtropical monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons. The climate in Guilin is characterized by heavy humidity. Summer in Guilin is humid and hot, while winter is cold and damp. Spring and autumn are short and warm. Rainfall happens all year round, though early summer is the rainy season, with May and June being the wettest months with about 350mm (14in) each. November to March is relatively dry with about 50mm (2in) per month. Snow is rare. The annual precipitation is 1926mm (80 inches).

The yearly average temperature is 19ºC (66ºF). The coldest month is January with an average temperature of 8ºC (46ºF), and the hottest month is July with an average temperature of 28ºC (82ºF). 

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