As a famous saying goes, the scenery in Guilin is the most beautiful under heaven. Guilin is one of the most notable and popular tourists destinations in China. With its landscape of limestone mountains amidst verdant riverbanks, Guilin mesmerizes countless travels annually.
The breathtaking scenery, azure blue sky, crystal clear water, crisp air, rolling hills, unique caves and beautiful rocks will no doubt astonish you. Travel to Guilin and immerse yourself in the captivating scenery.
Why do so many tourists choose to visit Guilin? The answer is simple – its picturesque landscape and quaint nearby ancient towns like Huangyao Ancient Town.
Guilin, reputed to be the most beautiful city under heaven, is endowed with unparalleled scenic attractions, from the picturesque Li River, mysterious Reed Flute Cave to famous 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 to a visit to Guilin and indulge in the captivating scenes.
With history stretching back 2,000 years, Guilin is one of the most famous historical and cultural cities in China. Guilin had been the center of politics, economics and culture since the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 CE).
The 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 scenes astride the Li river and they also wrote the famous poems and articles to extol the beauty of Guilin. Some poets and artists were carved on the mountain or steles, which has become a famous historical sites in Guilin.
The city is home to more than ten ethnic groups like the Zhuang, Yao, Miao, etc. These minorities have their own customs which include costumes, food, festivals, and religious beliefs.
Guilin cuisine is characterized by its sweetness and the delicate use of spices, particularly chili, which is mostly prepared by stir-frying and steaming. For 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 great choices, which could be served in the popular local restaurants like Red Lantern Restaurant, Guilin Guy Restaurant, Guilin Bravo Hotel Restaurant, Tong Lai Restaurant, Lao Xiang Qin Restaurant and the like.
Although Guilin is a relatively small city, shopping in Guilin never fails to be a fantastic experience during your travels. 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 well worth checking out, and are easily available in such local markets as Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, Zhongshan Street, Xi Cheng Lu Pedestrian Street and West Street in Yangshuo.