Top 10 Places to Visit in Guilin

Guilin, located in the northeastern part of Guangxi province in China is renowned to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. It is even thought to be paradise that has descended on earth mainly because of the beautiful sights and the sweet blossoming smell of osmanthus and when it is autumn time, the beauty is picturesque. The name Guilin also means "forest of sweet osmanthus." The beautiful limestone mountains and the well-maintained historic sites and monuments make this city a very busy tourist center. The presence of 12 ethnic minorities adds to the charm of tours to Guilin.

There are plenty of things to do in Guilin that a short visit will not do justice to the beauty of this place. You can look at some of the frequently visited places, and popular things to do in Guilin:

#One: Li River:The enchanting beauty of the Li River has no rivals and if you don't believe it, then you will, once you see this magical river for real. Stretching for 80 kilometers from Guilin to Yansgshu, you can cruise alongside a crystal clear river that is flanked by rolling hills, rugged cliffs, gigantic pinnacles, and mysterious looking caves.

#Two: Reed Flute CaveA fascinating plethora of intelligently lighted stalactites and stalagmites await you when you take a tour along this limestone cave. The red reeds growing outside this cave were used for making flutes, hence the name. A tour along this 240-meter cave would take an hour, but it is worth it.

#Three: Elephant Trunk HillThe beauty of this hill situated along side Li River is because it resembles an elephant sipping water from its trunk. It is actually a rock hill with an arched hole. When the water is calm, the reflection of the hill looks really magical. The hill is very old and dates from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

#Four: Longji Terraced Field The breathtaking panorama of the rice fields tell many heart touching stories of families toiling in the sun, wind and rain to produce harvests. Once you trek to the top, you will be able to enjoy the stunning view of the terrace fields, they look like great chains of ribbons. This is one of the most beautiful sights in China.

#Five: Folded Brocade Hill(Diecai Hill) Situated by the Li River is the Folded Brocade Hill, and it is noted for its picturesque stone carvings and stunning scenery. The carvings and the rock formations make this rock look like brocade, hence the name.

#Six: Liusanjie Impression Tours in Guilin should include a visit to this stunning light show held on the Li River on evenings. More than 600 fishermen and women participate in the show as actors and the event is held in an auditorium with more than 2000 seats. Enjoy the song and culture of the different ethnic groups in China while in Guilin.

#Seven: Yangshuo Countryside Biking Cycling is one of the favorite activities of tourists, especially for those who like to indulge in active sports. You can not only enjoy the beauty of Guilin Yangshuo countryside, but you can also get close with the friendly villagers and learn about their culture.