Guilin is reputed as being one of the world's most beautiful places with its karst landscapes, clean
rivers, idyllic countryside, majestic rice terraces, and ethnic minorities. It is in South China
Guangxi Region, close to Hong Kong and Guangzhou to the southeast.
The City of Guilin
Guilin is a small southern Chinese city with approaching a million people. The city is particularly
scenic, set amongst karst hills such as Folded Brocade Hill, Fubo Hill, and Solitary Beauty Peak.
The views from these hills are marvelous, with lush hills dotting and surrounding the city, and two
green rivers — the Li and ‘Peach Blossom’ — running through.
The four lakes in the city center are joined together and with the Li and Peach Blossom rivers. On banks of these rivers and lakes are verdant
bamboo and trees. Boats cruise “the Two Rivers and Four Lakes” day and night. The scenery is especially charming at night when the lakes’
features are glowing with colorful lights. Guilin means ‘Sweet Osmanthus Forest’, named after its many fragrant sweet osmanthus trees.
Each year in October, when the osmanthus blooms, the city is filled with their sweet scent.
Guilin Travel Tips and Suggestions
Guilin is famous for its karst landscape, idyllic countryside, and relaxing rural life. A trip to Guilin is a relaxing escape today's hectic city
life. There are a lot to see in the area from the Li River cruise, to Yulong River bamboo trip, and to escape to the mountain villages in
Longsheng. Find below the tips and suggestions from local travel experts to help you plan your Guilin tour.