As a famous saying goes, scenery in Guilin is the most beautiful under heaven. Guilin is one of well notable tourists destinations. With its landscape of abrupt mountains admist verdant river, Guilin mesmerizes numerous worldwide travel-addicts annually. The breathtaking scenery, azure blue sky, crystal clean water, crisp fresh air, rolling hills, wired caves and beautiful rocks would be a great feast to your eyes. Travel to Guilin and immerse yourself in the captivating scenery heartily.
Why so many tourists choose to visit Guilin? The answer is simple – its picturesque landscape and quaint ancient towns like Huangyao Ancient Town.Guilin, reputedly the most beautiful city under heaven, is endowed with unparalleled scenic attractions, from the picturesque Li River, mysterious Reed Flute Cave to featured Elephant Trunk Hill and breathtaking Seven Star Park. Just a minute from the busy city life, Guilin’s scenery, rolling hills and tranquil landscape, offers a perfect escape from the urban center. Treat yourself with a visit to Guilin and indulge yourself into the captivating scenery heartily.
With history of 2,000 years, Guilin is one of famous historical and cultural cities in China. Guilin had been the center of politics, economy and culture since Song Dynasty (960AD-1279). Landscape of Guilin not only attracts tourists but also the writers and poets. In ancient China, many famous poets visited Guilin for its unique mountains amidst verdant river and they also wrote the famous poems and articles to eulogize the beauty of Guilin. Some poets and articles were carved on the mountain or steles, which now become the famous historical sites in Guilin. Guilin inhabits more than ten ethnic groups like Zhuang, Yao, Miao, etc. These minorities have its own customs which include costumes, food, festivals, and religious belief.
Guilin cuisine is characterized by sweetness and the delicate use of spices, particularly chili, which is mostly prepared by stir-frying and steaming. For the local specialties, Guilin Rice Noodle, Lipu Taro and Pork Loaf, Steamed Li River Fish, Stir-Fried Beef With Bamboo Shoots, Yangshuo Beer Fish, Stuffed Li River Snails are all your best choice, which could be served in the well-reviewed local restaurants like Red Lantern Restaurant, Guilin Guy Restaurant, Guilin Bravo Hotel Restaurant, Tong Lai Restaurant, Lao Xiang Qin Restaurant and the likes.
Although Guilin is a relatively small city, shopping in Guilin never fails to be a fantastic experience along your travel. Specialties like Scroll paintings, Southern Candies, Landscape Paintings, Yangshuo Painted Fan, Paper Umbrellas, Bamboo and Wooden Carvings, Guilin Sanhua Alcohol and Weaved Grass Craftworks are all what you can not miss along your travel, which are easily available in such local famous markets as Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, Zhongshan Street, Xi Cheng Lu Pedestrian Street and West Street in Yangshuo.