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Guilin

3.2
Caves · Geologic Formations · Parks

Popular things to do in Guilin

Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Cave
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) ©
Geologic Formation
Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)
1.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.9
Duration: 5h 30 min
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers. The city serves as an ideal base for explorations of the province's natural sights and small villages, where ethnic communities tend to the terraced rice paddies that, along with the dramatic limestone formations, stand as a symbol of Guilin. The rice cultivated here remains central to the distinctive local cuisine, with Guilin rice noodles a staple at breakfast time and renowned throughout the country. Be sure to try some Sanhua Jiu (a rice wine) during your holiday in Guilin. Plan how to spend your time in Guilin and other destinations in China using our China online visit planner.

Side trips from Guilin

Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces ©
Lookout
Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces Longsheng County
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Yulong River ©
Water Body
Yulong River Yangshuo County
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
West Street ©
Landmark
West Street Yangshuo County
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
Moon Hill ©
Geologic Formation
Moon Hill Yangshuo County
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Guilin

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Food Tour
Food Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
China Educational Tours
Nature / Wildlife Tour
China Educational Tours
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Guangxi Maoer Mountain Reserve
Wildlife Area
Guangxi Maoer Mountain Reserve
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Fubo Hill ©
Geologic Formation
Fubo Hill
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Guilin

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Seven Star Park (Qixing Gongyuan)
Cave
Seven Star Park (Qixing Gongyuan)
3.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
Solitary Beauty Peak ©
Geologic Formation
Solitary Beauty Peak
2.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Folded Brocade Hill (Diecai Hill)
Geologic Formation
Folded Brocade Hill (Diecai Hill)
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Lingjian Stream
Water Body
Lingjian Stream
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Guilin

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Xingping Town ©
Historic Site
Xingping Town
3.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
Nengren Temple ©
Religious Site
Nengren Temple
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Rongshanhu Tourism Resort
Historic Walking Area
Rongshanhu Tourism Resort
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Jiangtouzhou Ancient Dwellings
Ruin
Jiangtouzhou Ancient Dwellings
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Guilin

Ronghu Art Museum ©
Art Gallery
Ronghu Art Museum
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Guilin Arts Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Guilin Arts Museum
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
South China Pearls Museum
Art Museum
South China Pearls Museum
2.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Guilin Museum
Specialty Museum
Guilin Museum
2.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

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