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Top 9 Things to Do in Guilin

With the most representative karst landforms, Guilin has the most beautiful natural sceneries in the world, countless mountains present all their unique postures while Li River winding peacefully. From amazing views to rich culture and delicious food, Guilin provide all its best for you to explore. What to do in Guilin? The top 9 things to do in Guilin recommended below may show you all the best things you should do in Guilin.


1.Take a cruise on Li River

Li River is the symbolic landmark of Guilin, taking a cruise on Li River is definitely the top one thing to do in Guilin. The most extraordinary part is from Guilin to Yangshuo, while the rolling hills around and jade green river join together and kindly offer their enchanting beauty. And it’s incredible that you could enjoy indifferent view for both sunny or rainy days, since sceneries along Li River show unbelievable charm with the mist in the rain, as poetic as one can’t imagine.

Li River
Li River


2.Eat Guilin Rice Noodles

Rice Noodles in Guilin is widely loved by local Guilin people, as local people may have it for no matter breakfast, lunch or dinner every day. It is also popular in other cities of China, cheap and delicious, with its particular smell and taste. Eat rice noodles can be put on the top of your must-do list for your Guilin trip. Eateries of authentic rice noodles can be found everywhere in Guilin and the taste may differ from one and another, go ahead to seek for your favorite flavor around the corner.

Rice Noodles
Rice Noodles


3.Explore Yangshuo

Yangshuo enjoys the fame of the best view in Guilin, while sceneries of Guilin rank the top in the world, it is considered to be a must-visit place during your trip in Guilin. Yangshuo really has all the best for you to explore, go cycling along the ten-mile Gallery, have fun in Yangshuo West Street, watch the show of Impression Liusanjie, bamboo rafting on Yulong River, visit Silver Cave and Yangshuo Big Banyan Tree, neither of those choices will ever let you down.

Yangshuo County


4.Capture the natural beauty of Reed Flute Cave

Guilin is never lack of beautiful karst caves. Among all kinds of caves in Guilin, Reed Flute Cave enjoys the highest reputation. Visit Reed Flute Cave must be one of the top things to do in Guilin, the countless stalactites, stalagmites, stone columns, curtains and flowers in fantastic shapes and colors create a majestic fairyland for you to appreciate the designable artwork from the mother nature.

Reed Flute Cave
Reed Flute Cave


5.Get close to the local life in Guilin parks

As there are so many parks spread over Guilin, local people usually relax in the park in the early morning or take a stroll after dawn. What you may meet are people doing Taichi and some other exercises, or elder people playing traditional Chinese chess or using giant brushes writing Chinese calligraphy on the ground, so peaceful and enjoyable. Seven Stars Park is an ideal place if you want to choose a park to relax yourself and easily get close to the local life in Guilin.

Seven Star Park


6.Plan a day trip for Longji Rice Terraces

Longji Rice Terraces in Longsheng county is about 80km away from downtown Guilin. You may catch very different sceneries from four seasons, autumn is the best time for you to capture the best fall color when it’s right the harvest time, as if you are wondering in this wonderful golden world.

Longji Rice Terraces
Longji Rice Terraces

What makes Longji so famous is not only the rice terraces, ethnic culture of Zhuang minority may be another reason for you to pay a visit. Walk in the ethnic village and visit one or two family, taste a cup of Longji tea and try Longji sticky rice, you could easily get close to the local customs and Zhuang culture here.


7. Enjoy the best night view of Guilin

Two Rivers and Four Lakes may give you the best experience of night view in Guilin, which is the name card of Guilin, represents the symbolic natural sceneries in Guilin. Li River, Taohua River, Ronghu Lake, Shanhu Lake, Guihu Lake and Mulong Lake, combine an important waterway system around the city connecting the best scenic areas in Guilin. You can enjoy the best night view of Guilin by walking or taking a night cruise.

Two Rivers and Four Lakes
Two Rivers and Four Lakes


8. Go shopping along pedestrian streets

West Street in Yangshuo is widely welcomed by tourists every tourist will pay a visit during a trip in Guilin. Numerous restaurants, characteristic souvenirs and kinds of bars, make West Street the busiest area in Yangshuo, especially at night. For pedestrian streets in downtown Guilin, you could go to Zhengyang Pedestrian Street or Xicheng Pedestrian Street.

West Street


9. Hiking in Guilin

Hiking in Guilin will be your best choice to catch every great shot of the picturesque landscapes in Guilin, when mountains and rivers surrounding offer you all different sights, villages passing by and people you meet show you the best culture of Guilin. Hiking routes in Guilin are generally in Longji Rice Terraces, along Li River, or along Yulong River in Yangshuo.

Yulong River


Create an unforgettable memory in Guilin

Easily plan a trip to Guilin by connecting Longji Rice Terraces and Yangshuo, 3 to 5 days will be good. Check tours below to create an unforgettable memory in Guilin.

►3 Days Guilin Essence Tour: Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave
►5 Days Guilin and Yangshuo Tour: Longji Terraces, Li River, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Countryside Tour, Moon Hill, Big Banyan Tree

Feel free to contact us if you have any doubts, we’re pleased to help you with your Guilin travel plan and explore the best of Guilin. You can also tailor-made your own Guilin tour at Free Online Tailor-made Tour to create your unique Guilin tour.


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