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Guilin

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Caves · Geologic Formations · Parks
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.
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Popular things to do in Guilin

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Cave
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
4.1
Duration: 2h 30 min
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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

Side trips from Guilin

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Lookout
Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces Longsheng County
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Water Body
Yulong River Yangshuo County
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
West Street Yangshuo County
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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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
Nature / Wildlife Tour
China Educational Tours
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Wildlife Area
Guangxi Maoer Mountain Reserve
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Geologic Formation
Fubo Hill
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Guilin

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

Historic Sites in Guilin

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

Museums in Guilin

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

Where to stay in Guilin

Guilin accommodations cluster around the Lijiang River and its tributaries, with many high-rise hotels and chains on the west bank, and resorts on the east. This downtown area also contains budget-friendly options, with a number of guesthouses and hostels catering to those in need of simple rooms. Look also along Chongxin Road for upscale resorts with loads of facilities and a number of economical hotels with basic rooms.
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Places to visit with Guilin

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