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Why Travel to Guilin?

Located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China, Guilin is considered to be the pearl of China's thriving tourist industry on account of its natural beauty and historic treasures. The scenery in around Guilin is unique, with its verdant karst landscapes, limpid waters, mysterious caves and grotesque rock shapes.

The Li River is the symbol of China's natural landscape. Cruise downstream on the serene Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo and feast your eyes on green towering pinnacles; crystal waters and bamboo groves. Water buffalo patrol the fields, ducks paddle on the waters, farmers reap the harvest in the paddies, cormorant fish and children splash in the water.

Back to the nature is the main theme of the Guilin tour. Pedal your bicycle lazily past the rice paddies, fruit orchards, tranquil villages and extraordinary karst peaks of Guilin and its surroundings. Near Guilin, Yangshuo of Guilin is becoming the backpackers' Mecca and lovers' paradise. Relax in one of the cafes in West Street. Drink beer or coffee, telling your stories or listening to travel stories with people from all over the world.

There are many famous sites conveniently located in the city. Enjoy a casual stroll through the city and taste the famous Guilin rice noodles. 'Two Rivers and Four Lakes Park' is a live water system in the central urban area of Guilin.

Marvel at nature's masterpieces such as Elephant Trunk Hill and Camel Hill.

There are thousands of hills and caves to explore. Go through spectacular karst caves, such as the Reed Flute Cave, the Seven Star Cave, Silver Cave and Crown Cave with their stalactites and stalagmites. You can bathe in mud in the water cave as well as go rock climbing in the hills.

The magnificent Longji Rice Terraces on the Longsheng hillsides have never failed to amaze their visitors. Take an excursion to the spectacular Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces in Longsheng County and sleep in the Zhuang village of Ping'an.

Hike around the mountain areas populated by colourful ethnic minority tribes such as Zhuang, Miao, Yao and Dong.

Relax in one of the bars or cafes in Yangshuo's nationally renowned West Street and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.

Nightlife in Guilin is as exciting as its natural beauty. Travelers can enjoy modern nightclubs, romantic night cruise or a visit to the Li River Folk Customs Center. Go see the stunning "Impression Liu Sanjie" - China's largest outdoor performance on a natural stage on the Li River with its background of 12 karst peaks.,
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