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  • The mystical landscape of the Li River is a great inclusion for all China tours.
  • Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Glass bridge in Guilin
  • Reed Flute Caves
  • Banyan Lake Pagodas

The scenic town of Guilin is a well-known tourist destination on China tours. Many flocks here for the magnificent landscapes and clean air. Its beauty has been displayed in films such as Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and The Painted Veil.

Located in south China, Guilin is in the northeast area of the Guangxi region and sits on the west bank of the Li River. The fragrance of Sweet Osmanthus trees (for which Guilin is named) fills the air and adds to Guilin’s beauty, as do the two rivers, four lakes and karst mountains it is surrounded by.

A medium size city, Guilin’s main industry is tourism and therefore features many hotels, eateries, and shops, including a large underground bazaar. There are several museums, parks, and river cruises to enjoy as well as tours to China. Some landscape attractions in Guilin include Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven Star Park, and Reed Flute Cave.

Within a short distance are many other scenic places to visit including the Li River, listed as one of the World’s Top Ten Watery Wonders by National Geographic Magazine; Longsheng’s Rice Terraces, built 700 years ago and famous for its ethnic villages, the Lijiang River, and Yangshuo, a small county downstream from Guilin.

Guilin, on China tour packages, is a must-see for those who appreciate natural beauty.


Guilin's Major Tourism Spots

Guilin, a cultural city with a history of over 2,000 years, is world famous for its serene landscapes, mysterious limestone formations, mist-covered hills and bamboo groves. The region boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and is one of the most photographed areas of China. The city of Guilin is located on the Li River, surrounded by exotic geographic formations that seem to evoke a mystical feeling in all who travel here. Although it is a small, slow-paced town, Guilin has a highly developed tourism infrastructure. But it is the breathtaking beauty, peacefulness, and tranquillity in such a magical setting that rewards those who visit Guilin on China tours. Be sure to bring your camera.


Li River
The Li River, 160 km long, originates on Cat Hill, the main peak of Mount Yuecheng to the north of Guilin. With an elevation of 2141.5 metres, Cat hill is known as the "No.1 Peak in South China". A boat excursion down the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo following an 83 km long belt of strange landforms, is like travelling along a traditional Chinese painting. You may be also in luck and seeing the ospreys catching fish on the river. Other places of interest include Folded Brocade Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven-Star Rock and Park and Green Lotus Peak.


65 km to the southeast of Guilin, Yangshuo is a beautiful mountain city. Surrounded by 18 peaks, the city looks like a lotus flower in full bloom, something special on tours to China.



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