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Guilin Travel Guide





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Guilin is famous for its beautiful mountain scenery, often found painted on Chinese scrolls.

The Two Rivers Four Lakes parkland is lit up with colored lights at night. You can walk through part of it or if you prefer your agent can organize a boat cruise after dinner.

Every evening at dark, stalls of Chinese merchants set up along about four blocks of Zhong San road for the Guilin night market. Located in the center of Zhong San road, hundreds of small shops in the red tents sell all types of clothing, consumer goods, leather products, artist products, luggage and bags, jewelery and much more. There are also food stands spread throughout the market selling Guilin specialities. The Guilin night market is a bargain shoppers paradise. Just make sure you bargain hard!
Nightlife
Guilin’s Zhengyang Pedestrian Street offers the hungry or thirsty traveler a number of good options. There are numerous restaurants and bars in addition to the shops and markets in the area. English menus are common, so can order your own dinner with ease!
Near Guilin
Just outside of Guilin is the village of Yangshuo, about a 1 hour drive or 4 to 5 hours on the Li river by passenger boat. Many find Yangshuo a nice place to unwind during their China tour, because it is much smaller than Guilin and offers rural scenery such as rice terraces and water buffalo. Activities in Yangshuo include biking, caving, hiking, rock climbing and rafting.

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China tours
1 day
Your first stop is on the outskirts of Xi’an, where you will find the final resting place of Qin Shihuangdi and his protectors into the after-life, the Terracotta Warriors. Then it’s time for lunch, a quick and simple (yet authentic) Chinese meal. That will give you the energy you need to explore the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the old city walls. You’ll wrap up the day in the Muslim...

Xi'an
China tours
1 day CNY 690
This tour takes you to three historically important sights outside Beijing's bustling city center. Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall known for its fabulous views and the toboggan that you can take down the mountainside! We will make two stops at the Ming Tombs; the first is the underground tomb of the Wanli Emperor (the only Ming tomb to have been excavated,) and the other is...

Beijing
China tours
1 day CNY 470
If you want to visit all of capital’s must-see attractions but don’t know where to start, don’t worry - we have you covered. We will whisk you off to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. Not only will you have a private chauffeur, but you will also have your very own guide (fluent in English and an expert on local culture and history.) If...

Beijing
China tours
2 days
Cuandixia is a preserved Ming style village located a couple of hours outside Beijing, and is the perfect getaway from city life. Nestled in the hills, the people of Cuandixia live simply, much as they did in the past. Guests stay in modest but modern courtyard accommodation. Staying overnight means you can linger in the village, stroll through the green countryside and take things at...

Beijing
China tours
1 day
If you want to see the gorgeous rice paddies of China but you are on a tight schedule, this one-day tour will suit you very well! You will leave Guilin for Ping'an village in the morning and return to Guilin at night. On arrival in Ping’an you will have free time to explore the village, followed by a tasty lunch. Then you have the whole afternoon to hike around the rice terraces and...

Guilin → Longsheng Rice Terraces → Guilin
China tours
2 days
If you need to escape the hustle and bustle of Beijing for a little while, this hiking and hot spring trip is just what the doctor ordered. Spend the day hiking at Jinshanling Great Wall, followed by a relaxing evening at the 5-star Chunhuiyuan Hot Spring Resort. Stay up late making the most of the seemingly endless hot spring pools before returning to the city the next morning.

Beijing
China tours
10 days
On this epic journey you spend a night in a permanent tent at Mount Everest Base Camp. You’ll think of all the climbers who have slept there before, prior to staging their journey to the top of the world's highest peak, rising before dawn to begin their climb. Along the way you will have time on the road to see other sights outside the capital, Lhasa. Samye Monastery and Shigatse are...

Beijing → Tibet / Lhasa → Tsedang → Gyantse → Shigatse → Mount Everest Base Camp → Shigatse → Tibet / Lhasa
China tours
3 days
Travel first class from Beijing to Luoyang and back on a high speed train capable of going over 300km/h! Trains in China are much more fun, spacious and reliable than planes, so both journeys will be unforgettable! On your arrival in Luoyang, we will take you straight to your luxurious suite at Christian's Hotel. The first full day of your Luoyang adventure will be kung fu themed!...

Beijing → Luoyang → Beijing
China tours
1 day
This day trip from Beijing to Qufu is just perfect for history enthusiasts, especially those curious to learn more about the much-respected teacher Confucius. After a quick trip on the bullet train, you’ll be swept up and taken straight to the Confucius Temple. After a hearty Chinese meal, you will move on to the Confucius Mansion, where the great thinker used to live. Finally you will take...

Beijing → Qufu → Beijing
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