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Guilin-桂林, a small, beautiful and quiet city full of unique places. "桂林山水甲天下,阳朔山水甲桂林.”- If Guilin's landscape is the best in the world, Yangshuo's scenery is the best in Guilin. Explore Guilin, Dragon's Backbone Terraced Fields and Yangshuo in a different way to enjoy its internal beauty. let us customize your Guilin tour from Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong or any other cities.

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Dragon's Back Bone fields

Highlights of Featured Guilin

Trip Length: 3-5 days; Price & Date: Upon Request

The Longji terraced field showcases their unique charm with the change of seasons. If you intend to have a glimpse of the local lifestyle, you can simply saunter deep into the ancient wood buildings of the Zhuang ethnic group. The ancient stilted buildings are constructed around the mountains. If looked at from the distance, you will feel as if they were hung on the waist of the mountain that resembles the shape of a dragon.

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Picturesque & Rustic Guilin by Hiking & Kayaking

Picturesque & Rustic Guilin by Hiking & Kayaking

Trip Length: 4-6 days; Price & Date: Upon Request

Having seen the Seven Stars accompanying the Moon (seven smaller terraced fields surrounding a bigger one), you can saunter amidst the Jinkeng terraced fields that will never fail to surprise you. These terraced fields home to the villages of the Red Yao ethnic group, were revered as China’s typical village landscape in 2007 for their stunning magnificence.

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Wild Guilin Discovery Tour

Wild Guilin Discovery Tour

Trip Length: 6-8 days; Price & Date: Upon Request

Are you a student or group of students? Are you young and energetic? Are you fond of outdoor sport? If so, you will be interested in the itinerary especially made for you. Three hours round way hiking between Ping An Village and Ancient Zhuang Ethnic Minority Village and about 4-6 hours hiking in the terraced fields between Ping An Village and Dazhai Village where you can enjoy the ancient villages and the prodigious fields.

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Introduction to Guilin

Guilin Introduction

The following is used to describe Guilin, “The scenery of Guilin is the finest under heaven.” Characteristic of green mountains, crystal clear waters, unique caves, and beautiful stones, Guilin is located northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is considered the pearl of China’s thriving tourist industry due to its natural wonder. Every year it attracts millions of visitors domestic and abroad.

The name of the city is translated as “the forest of sweet osmanthus trees,” which is true. Visitors can smell the fragrant osmanthus flowers throughout Guilin, particularly in August when the flowers bloom. With a population of about 5 million, it has an area of approximately 27,800 kilometers squared. The many ethnic minorities there include the Zhuang, Yao, Hui, Miao, Mulao, Maonan and Dong. They’ve all contributed to the cultural fabric of the city.

Attraction in Guilin

Guilin Attractions

Guilin Li River

The Li River (Lijiang) is a beautiful river in Guilin. With limestone karst hills standing erect alongside the river, it is one of China’s most famed scenic areas. Spanning 437 kilometers, the source of the river is the Mao’er Mountains in Xing’an County and flows through Guilin and Yangshuo to the Pearl River in Wuzhou City, east of Guangxi. Li River refers to the section that runs from Guilin to Yangshuo which is 83 kilometers long where you can see the same view displayed on the 20 Yuan Chinese note. Li River has been depicted in countless literature, painting, and photographing. In May 2007, it was ranked by National Tourism Administration as the AAAAA (highest ranking) scenic spot.

Map of Guilin

Ethnic Culture in Guilin

Guilin Ethnic Culture

Introduction to Ethnic Minority Groups in Longsheng

There are many ethnic minority groups living in Longsheng Autonomous County, such as the Yao, Zhuang, Miao, Dong, and so on. Ethnic minorities in Longsheng account for 76% of the whole population. “The Yao live in all the mountains; the Zhuang live along all the waters; the Miao live in all the forests; and the Dong live in all the fields.” This sentence generalizes the distribution of ethnic groups in Longsheng vividly.

Intangible Cultural Heritages in Guangxi

Intangible Cultural Heritages in Guangxi

Traditional Yao Clothing

You can find some of the most outstanding examples of traditional Yao costume in Nandan County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Traditional clothing includes both ceremonial dress and everyday clothing. A strong motif in this area reflects the importance of the chicken in local Yao life.

The Best Time to Visit Guilin

The Best Time to Visit Guilin

Guilin, located in the northern Guangxi Autonomous Region, has a subtropical monsoon climate. It enjoys favorable weather conditions, as is reflected in its mild temperature as well as abundant sunshine and rainfalls. Blessed with an average temperature of 19.3℃, Guilin offers its inhabitants comfortable living conditions. It has a frost-free period of 309 days, with an average temperature of 7.9℃ in January (the coldest month) and 28.3℃ in July (the hottest month). Guilin offers distinct views every season. However, the best time to visit Guilin is from April to October.

Spring (from March to May): Spring is the season when everything comes back to life. While most of northern China is still frozen, Guilin is full of blossoming flowers and budding leaves. In early spring, the average temperature is around 10℃. You’d better wear waterproof and windproof jackets as cold winds and drizzles are common during this period of time. You are advised to bring umbrellas or raincoats as well. When cruising along the Li River. The winds are especially strong, so an extra layer of clothing is recommended.

Local Restaurants in Guilin

Local Restaurants in Guilin

Taste-Made Restaurant

Taste-Made Restaurant is the first restaurant to present “Guilin local delicacies with a new concept” in Guilin. This famous restaurant is located near Seven-Star Hotel in Seven-Star District. With an area of 3,500 square meters, Taste-Made Restaurant is filled with a modern atmosphere. The “Guilin local delicacies with new concept” represent the essence of local Guilin food and absorbs the quintessential component of eight big cuisines of China (Chuan, Yue, Xu, Lu, Zhe, Xiang, Min, Hui). Some dishes also combine the cooking style of the Western countries making the restaurant a unique one in Guangxi. The price there is fairly reasonable with excellent services and a good environment. Additionally, there is an English menu to accommodate foreign visitors.

Mc Found Restaurant

Mc Found is “麦香坊” in Chinese. “麦” translates to wheat, which is the main crop of northern China. “香” refers to the fragrant smell of food in the restaurant. “坊” implies a traditional and simple house. The three characters together give one a sense of reliability. With a history of more than 10 years and a few branches in Guilin, Mc Found features cuisines and cooking styles of northern China. The food in Mc Found is exquisitely prepared and cooked. There, chefs aim to provide the clients with a feeling of home, instead of an expensive restaurant.

Forest of Fortune

In Chinese, “Forest of Fortune” is “聚福林.” The Forest of Fortune lies on Zhengyang walking street in downtown Guilin. You can find many kinds of dishes there at a reasonable price. The soups and rice porridges there are highly recommended.

Best Hotels in Guilin Yangshuo and Longji

Best Hotels in Guilin Yangshuo and Longji

Med Club 5*

Med Club is a green building in the shape of a pyramid, which symbolizes a perfect fusion of human civilization, art and nature. The hotel and the nearby Yuzi Paradise Art Park are all incredibly beautiful. The hotel is endowed with both natural scenery and more modern artistic gardens. All of the rooms were designed by highly skilled artists, each with its own unique flavor. During your stay, highly trained butler staff will attend to your needs. The design of the hotel’s Lotus Restaurant is inspired by the lotus flower. All of the food served here is edible art, served on beautiful dining ware. With its unique artistic style and luxury services, Med Club is definitely an ideal place for people who love the arts and those who love to live in luxury.

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