Guilin Tourist Attractions

Lijiang River
The Lijiang River originates from the Mao’er Mountain in Xing’an County, and runs through Guilin, Yangshuo County and the city of Wuzhou, before it flows into the West River. The 83 km boat excursion down the Lijiang River from Guilin to Yangshuo is like sailing through a jade belt encircled by green mountains. Watch out for the Jingping Mountain, the Wangfu Mountain (Wangfu means ‘looking for a husband’), Banbiandu and Guanyan

Elephant Trunk Hill
At the junction of the Lijiang and Taohua rivers, the Elephant Trunk Hill was formed by pure limestone deposited at the bottom of the sea 360 million years ago. The hill creates the illusion of an elephant drinking river water with its trunk. At moonrise, the round cave between the elephant trunk and body creates the illusion of the moon descending to the river.

How to get there: Take bus numbers 2, 57 and 58.

Reed Flute Cave
South of the Guangming Mountain in the northwestern suburbs of Guilin, nature has created the Reed Flute Cave, a spectacular karst cavern, 240 m deep. Alongside, stalactites and stalagmites in the most striking colors take the shape of bamboo shoots, pillars, curtains and flowers. The environment presents more than 30 other spectacular sights, among them the ‘Crystal Palace’, the ‘Lion Forest Facing the Sun’ and ‘Primitive Forests’.

How to get there: Take bus numbers 3 and 58.

  • West Street in Yangshuo
    At the center of the county town of Yangshuo, runs a 1,400-year old street, about 1000 m long and 8 m wide. Flanked by ancient buildings, the street retains much of its original flavor. The inhabitants still lead simple lives at a pace closer to the 6th century than to the 21st.
    Bars, cafes and inns imbued with the customs of the west and east add generous measures of spice.

  • Land of Peach Blossom Tao Yuanming, the poet of ancient China, described the land along the Peach Blossom River as ‘heaven on earth’. He was right. Waterways zigzag through caves and ancient trees wave their branches as you cross a bridge with nine arches, entertained by tribes and their folk songs and savory rice wine. Their hospitality never ends on the highway from Guilin to Yangshuo, in the land of ‘Peach Blossom’.

    How to get there: Take the shuttle bus from Guilin to Yangshuo and disembark at the Land of Peach Blossom.
    Tel: 0086­773­2819133

  • Splendid Lijiang River — Third Sister Liu Song Fair Between Yangshuo Bridge and Shutong Hill, where the Yulong River joins the Lijiang River, you come across a thousand layers of green terraced fields with 12 hills in the background. On this vast natural stage unfolds an unforgettable evening of song and dance celebrating the legend of the Third Sister Liu. The performance, orchestrated by the world-renowned film director, Zhang Yimou, involves ingenious lighting and sound effects, the impact of which flows through you even as you sit 2000 m away.

Longji Terraced Fields
The terraced fields of Longji Village in Heping Township, Longsheng County, are entwined around hills. The effect is amazing. Small hills look like snails, and the big ones like pagodas. In this setting, the inhabitants of Longji, in colorful costumes, entertain with you their folk songs and mellow wine.
How to get there: Take a mini bus to Longsheng County and then to to Longji Village.
Tel: 0086­773­7583188

Guilin Merryland
Adjacent to the ancient Ling Canal in Xing’an County stands largest amusement center in Guilin. The center comprises the forest holiday resort, the theme park, the golf club and the luxury holiday hotel.
How to get there: Take a bus from the Guilin General Bus Station to Merryland

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