Guilin has been famous since Tang times for its scenic location among rocky hills on the Li River.
The city is named after the native osmanthus trees, which provide shade along the riverside promenade that leads to Elephant Trunk Hill.
Another nearby peak, Fubo Shan, affords great views over the city, while the stalactites and stalagmites in Reed Flute Cave are also well worth seeing - particularly when lit up for the impressive light show.
Top itineraries in Guilin
Ask most first time visitors to China where they want to go, and they will probably list: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai.
Guangxi is the very soul of rural China. It’s a romantic region that’s been the subject of many paintings, which capture a landscape of soaring limestone karsts, rising out of blue-green rivers, while conical-hatted farmers work in the lush green paddy fields.
Discover the ethnic minorities of the Dong and Miao in the Guizhou region and take a cruise down the Li River, through stunning limestone landscapes.
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