Guilin Travel and Facts
Guilin was named after the fragrance of the Osmanthus Tree.
Guilin’s reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful places has been established over hundreds of years and its idyllic scenery draws tourists from near and far by the hundreds of thousands every year.
As the famous tourism city in China, There is a long enjoyed reputation that says: "Guilin wins the world for its mountains and waters".
The popular Chinese saying, "Guilin shanshui jia tian xia" means;
“Guilin’s mountain and water scenery is the best under heaven”. They believe that this place is second to none.
Want a picture perfect moment? Guilin has some of the most spectacular topography in the world.
The tooth-like limestone mountains come in clusters or as isolated monoliths or mesas, often with caves, and sometimes with holes all the way through, like Elephant Hill and Moon Hill in Yangshuo.
The Li River flows through Guilin from north to south. The center of Guilin city lies on the western bank of the Li River.
With its breathtaking scenery and taste of a life far removed from the concrete metropolis, the scenery along the river become one of China's top tourist destinations.
Li River river is Guilins most popular scenic area and was selected by National Geographic Magazine as one of the world's top ten watery wonders. Come take a cruise down the Li River, a world in its own, a beauty like no other.
Reed Flute Cave
Explore the Reed Flute Cave. A fascinating gallery of natural sculpture (limestone cave formations), now enhanced by multicolored lighting, which has been one of Guilin’s many interesting attractions for over 1200 years! It rates as one of the top four tourist sites in the city. The natural design of this cave is absolutely poetic. The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside. These verdant reeds are used by people to make flutes. We welcome you to explore inside this cave and the spectacular world that waits.
Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill, also known as Elephant Hill, is located at the confluence of the Li River and Peach Blossom River in the south central area of Guilin City. It looks like a huge elephant stretching its trunk and drinking water, hence the name. Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of Guilin and its astonishing landscape.
Between the elephant’s trunk and its body is a round cave which resembles a full moon drifting on the water, which is called Water Moon Cave. On a moonlit night, the glittering lunar light on the river wavelets forms a fantastic scene, which has been highly honored by poets and painters over Guilin’s history.
Visit Yangshuo Market. in Yangshuo, the most beautiful town along Li River. With so many fantastic mountains surrounding, it is described as "the world of green lotus and jade bamboo shoots". a place where you can relax yourself and do some souvenir shopping.
Guilin's Weather and Special Seasonal Highlights
As March overseas the mild weather in China, You will find a comfortable atmosphere for sightseeing and touring. The clarity of nature will welcome you. The pearl of China's thriving natural beauty and historic treasures will leave you breathless! Oh the beauty of being in Guilin in March. Yes, spring time, Golden rays of sunshine dance around the land. And at this time, the city has been full of tinges of spring – colorful flowers and green willows compete with each other for beauty of looks.
On rainy days, the rivers, pinnacles and the city itself are surrounded with mist. This is especially enchanting. At this time there are also several flower festivals, one favorite is the Cherry Blossom Festival.
Come for yourself and see, experience the wonders of Guilin; The green mountains, clear waters and mysterious caves.
Along with its rich history, friendly people and delicious exotic food, Guilin will not let you down.
Discover Guilin today with China Discovery's Guilin Tours.