Guilin Must See
will lead you to the highlights of Guilin which you should never miss during you tour in this amazing city. In this page you will find what to see in Guilin including natural and historic attraction, shows and performances. Now, please come with Top China Travel to start your impressive Guilin tour.
Guilin Must-see Attractions
Recommended attractions: Li River, Longji Rice Terrace, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Yangshuo West Street
Scenic Area is the largest and one of the most beautiful Karst tourist sites in the world. As the most famous attraction in Guilin, it represents the essence of the beauty of Guilin. If you have not seen the charming Li River, you do not have a complete Guilin tour.
Longji Rice Terrace,
located in Longsheng County
, is another special site which shows the peace between human and nature. It is considered as the best of its kind. It has different charms in different seasons.
Reed Flute Cave
, is a famous karst cave with various stalactites and stalagmites. The cave offers fantastic karst landscapes and rural sceneries. The stalactites and stalagmites are in different shapes such as pillars, curtains, birds, plants, tigers and so on, making it a forest of stones.
Elephant Trunk Hill
is the symbol of Guilin City. It looks like a giant elephant standing at the conjunction of the Li River and Peach Blossom River and drinking water with its trunk, hence the name. It is a very typical karst hill. There are also many historic inscriptions on the hills. The hole formed by it body and truck is named Shuiyue Cave.
located in Yangshuo
County, is a historical street with a history of over 1400 year. As many foreign people come to Yangshuo and open shops on the street, it now becomes the street with both China and Western culture, and that why it is also known as “Foreigner's Street”. The street is about 1000 m long.
Guilin Must-see Performance
Recommended shows: Impression of Liu Sanjie, Cormorant Fishing Show
Location: Yangshuo County
Add: Located at the confluence of Li River and Tianjia River
Duration: 1 hour (daily 20:00)
Impression of Liu Sanjie is a large-scale landscape performance by Li River. It is a brand-new show attracting people’s attention. The performance was invested by Guilin Guang Wei Wen Hua Tourism Ltd., and directed by famous director, Zhang Yimou. It combines the beauty of Li River, the dances and songs of ethnic people and the creation of top Chinese artists.
Cormorant Fishing Show is a representative of the harmonious of human and nature. It is a unique show in China. The cormorant fishing way has been a living style of Chinese people living by river for hundreds of years. The cormorant catches the fish but not swallow it, and the fisherman get the fish from the throat of the cormorant.
Guilin Must-see Commercial Streets
Recommended shopping streets: Zhengyang Pedestrain Street, West Street in Yangshuo
Location: The center of the city, near the Li River
What to buy: folk handicrafts,landscape paintings, clothing, local snacks
Zhengyang Pedestrian Street becomes a new landmark of Guilin. It enjoys a high reputation of "the first commercial shopping street in western China" This street is 666 meters long and surrounded by restaurants, hotels, theatres, stadiums, commercial facilities and scenic spots.
Location: Yangshuo West Street
What to buy: Yangshuo Painted Fans, minority costumes and handicrafts
The West Street in Yangshuo is also a shopping paradise for tourists as well as locals. It is well-known for its unique cultural ambience. It is also a nice shopping location for unique cultural stuffs. Painted fans, really big to catch your eyes, are sold in here and great for decorations.
More info about must-see commercial streets in Guilin please click: Guilin Shopping
Recommended China tour to Guilin: 4 Days Longji Rice Terraces and Li River Cruise Tour
(Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Longji Rice Terraces, Li River, Ping'an Zhuang Village, West Street)