China Tour – Things to Do in and Around Guilin

Do you dream of visiting Guilin? Guilin must be the city you should never miss while you are on China tour. Many tourists would like to use Chinese watercolor painting to describe the scenery of Guilin after they visit Guilin. Yes, it’s true.

Take an exciting cruise on the Li River, the most pretest river in China

In the morning you will drive about 40 minutes to Zhujiang pier to start the Li River cruise. Along the river, you will be inspired by the picturesque mountains, peaceful green fields, crystal-clear water, lush bamboos and villages with water buffalos. On the picturesque Li River, you just find yourself fully immerse in a scroll of Chinese watercolor painting.

Admire the dramatically shape limestone hills and caves in Guilin

A typical City tour including the landmark of this picturesque city – Elephant Trunk Hill, “the natural art gallery” – Reed Flute Cave and the Fubo Hill. In the afternoon, you can go to the highest mountain in the region with height of 700 meters – Yao Mountain, take a cable car up and down the mountain to gaze upon a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains.

Trek in the stunning Lonji Rice Terraces to explore Chinese minorities

Depart hotel in Guilin for the scenic 2.5 hour drive to the magnificent Longji Rice Terraces which are praised as the marvel of the agricultural art in China. Trekking tour in Longji starts from Pingan Village to Jinkeng Village, where you can see the ethnic minority people of Yao and the stunning landscape: high mountains piercing into clouds, brooks, wooden buildings of the minority people, fresh air, gorgeous terraced fields….

Recommended the best time a year for shooting the Rice Terraces:

May 25th to June 10th, shoot Rice Terraces with full of water.

July 15th to August 1st, shoot the green rice terraces.

September 25th to October 7th, shoot the harvest for golden rice terraces.

Explore the Daxu Old Town to see Real China

Having a history of more than 1000 Book Andaman Tour Package  years, the Daxu Old Town is known for one of the four ancient big towns of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Located on shore of the Li River, 23km (14.3 miles) southeast of Guilin, Daxu Old Town offers visitors charming pastoral scenery. The old residences, the stone-paved street, the time-worn Longevity Bridge and the century-old dock are recorded the legend of the old town.

Many local residents still keep their old business in ancient Guilin, such as home workshops of rice wine, noodle-making, bamboo baskets, carpenters and Chinese drug store. Paying a visit to a local resident’s home, you will appreciate the wooden architecture with colorfully decorated eaves, elegantly carved doors and windows.

Discover Guilin’s Hidden Gem – the Ling Canal, one of the oldest Canals in the world

The Ling Canal is located in Xingan County, 66 kilometers north of the city of Guilin. There was a Chinese saying ‘In the north there was a Great wall, in the south there was a Ling Canal’.

The highlight of the canal is its elegant designed ploughshare, also called Hua Zui, in the shape of a ploughshare. The ploughshare divides the water of the Hai Yang River into two parts, 30 percent running into the Li River through the South Channel and 70 percent into the Xiang Jiang through the North Channel.

Touring the Ling Canal, you will be fascinated to view such a scientifically designed canal in such complicated terrain more than 2,000 years ago.

Take a night cruise on the Four Inner Lakes to taste local people’s idyllic life

The four inner lakes refer to Mulong Lake, Gui Lake, Rong Lake and Shan Lake, which are located in the downtown of city. There are various bridges over lakes, all kinds of plants and pavilions on the banks. At night, under the colorful neon lights, the natural beauty of landscape turns into a galaxy of ecological harmony between man and nature. The 1 hour cruise on the Four Inner Lakes is a romantic and idyllic trip through most spectacular night views of Guilin city. Along the way, you can enjoy Chinese music and have a chance to see cormorant fishing, a traditional Chinese way to catch fish.

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