Guilin Travel And Tour Guide

Guilin TravelIf you are looking for the perfect tourist spot in China, away from the busy and hectic life of cities like Shanghai, then you must take a trip to Guilin. Known for its Karst mountains, Li River and exciting caves, Guilin is a city in the north-eastern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China that will provide you with the perfect respite needed for a memorable vacation. You can enjoy extraordinary sceneries here at Guilin, the beauty of which is praised by all the people who have visited it. The term Guilin, means Forest of Sweet Osmanthus, probably because of the scent emanating from the Osmanthus tree. Gui means Osmanthus and Lin means forest.

An interesting aspect of this city is that you don't have to travel much to visit its major attractions. Walking or cycling would take you through places like Seven- Star Peak, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, Folded Brocade Hill, Li River and Yulong River.

You could seek the assistance of a Guilin tour guide if you want to do full justice to the attractions in this city. The guide will also help you chart a plan that will give you maximum time at these places so you can enjoy a better vacation. Of course, one of the first things that you must do while vacationing at Guilin, is to take the river cruise at Li River. Not a single vacationer should miss out on that one. The optimal beauty of this city, complete with its verdant hills and lush greenery to observing the ethnic culture of minority towns can be enjoyed while on an 8-hour cruise on the river. The tour starts from the south of Liberation Bridge and concludes at Yangshuo (80 kilometers). However, to truly enjoy the essence of the local village life, your Guilin guide can take you along the Yulong River, which also happens to be a major tributary of Li River. The cruise along this part of the river will be even more quiet, vibrant and yet, peaceful.

The other important attraction as any Guilin guide would tell you is the Elephant Trunk Hill. The beauty of the hill will strike you the moment you see it. The hill gives you the imagery of an elephant carrying a huge ceremonious vase. The symmetry of this shape is so influential that plenty of artists from all over the world have used this as an inspiration for their artworks. When you reach the top of the hill, you can see a pagoda renowned to have been built during the Ming Dynasty. The reflection cast by the elephant's trunk and leg is so remarkable that it gives the impression of the 'moon on water'. There is an interesting cave near the hill and when you reach it, you can enjoy an impeccable view of Guilin city.

You can also visit the Seven Star Park, another important landmark in Guilin. The park characterized by the several Karst mountains looks so enticing. There are a number of attractions inside the park, including a fully equipped playground for children. Seven Star Cave, Dragon Hiding Cave, the Zoo, Maping Mosque, Flower Bridge, Guihai Forest of Steles are some of them. Each of these attractions has a strong history behind them as your Guilin guide would tell you.

Reed Flute Cave is the other major attraction in the park. The cave got its name from the luxuriant red reeds growing right outside it. You can enjoy a spectacular view of stalactites, and once inside the cave you will be directed through a particular route. You can observe various rock formations and stone pillars while touring the 240-meter cave.