Discover one of China's modern cities with highlights of its ancient past as you explore the metropolis of Guilin. Here you will have opportunities to travel across the distinct karst limestone landscapes on the banks of the Li River. Reed Flute Cave is a technicolor wonder of stalactites and stalagmites with wall writings that date back over 1200 years. Also make sure to see the Twin Pagodas - Sun and Moon. You'll also have the chance to see Solitary Beauty Peak, keeping watch over the city. Guilin is a favorite stop on many of our tours of China. Let us know when you're ready to start planning your Guilin adventure!
Highlights of Guilin With a booming population close to 5 million people, this ancient city has always been an important cultural center in China. The modern city is built around the two remaining lakes - Shanhu (Cedar) and Ronghu (Banyan) - from a medieval moat that once surrounded the town. Now, this city offers travelers the chance to:
Visit the colorfully lit Reed Flute Cave, which has a human history of exploration dating back close to a thousand years.
Behold the Sun and Moon Twin Pagodas, especially at night when they illuminate the shores of the lake.
Check out Solitary Beauty Peak & hike along the Li River.
Cruise the Yulong River on bikes or maybe even a bamboo raft.
Visit one of the smaller local communities in rural China.
Explore the rice paddies that serve as a major agricultural pillar of China's commerce.