Guilin – China

“Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.”
– Lao Tzu

Guilin, China
Magical misty mountains and Li River, Guilin, China

Guilin’s spectacular misty mountains and lush landscaping is unique both to China and to the rest of the world – it has been an inspiration to Chinese poets and artists throughout the centuries. Along every twist and turn of the beautiful Li River, mist-shrouded limestone mountains, in all shapes and sizes, rise out of the water to form one of the most dramatic settings we’ve ever seen. Guilin was without doubt the highlight of our trip to China.

Guilin, China
Li River Cruise in Guilin, China

Fun Guilin Attractions & City Sightseeing Tours

Guilin’s attractions include: Li River Cruise, Fubo Hill and Elephant Hill, Reef Flute Caves (magnificent underground caverns, pictured below), Xicheng Night Market, Seven Star Park, Tai Chi and Ballroom Dancing, shopping at Zhengyang Pedestrian Street and Yangshuo Village. Take a fun Day Trip to Longji Rice Terraces and Xianggong Mountain.

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Reed Flute Caves, Guilin
Reed Flute Caves, Guilin

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The Best Time To Visit Guilin

Guilin has a mild and rainy subtropical monsoon climate. The best months for cruising
the Li River are April, May, September and October. Avoid July if you can – it’s the hottest month of the year. We visited Guilin in October and the weather was perfect 🙂