Guilin & Yangshuo
There is a very good reason why the areas of Guilin and Yangshuo are some of the best known traveller’s destinations in China. The impressive natural beauty, cultural charm and convenient location makes them a must-visit when venturing to Southern China. Enveloped between two rivers, four lakes and breathtaking mountains Guilin and Yangshuo sit at the epicentre of natural splendour.
Immerse yourself in the historical and natural wonderland that these beautiful towns and surroundings have to offer and we guarantee you will leave feeling inspired.
The Li River meanders through 105 miles of China’s most stunning countryside. No matter what time of year, a river cruise should be at the top of every traveller’s list. Located on the banks of the Li River, Seven Stars Park is Guilin’s largest and the most scenic park. The park is comprised of elegant mountains, stone forest, deep and impressive valleys, a plethora of wildlife and plants, and a number of cultural relics.
The Reed Flute Cave is named after the reed that grows in the cave and is crafted into musical flutes. It is formed of natural limestone that is over 180 million years old. The cave has been an attraction in Guilin since ancient times, proven by the old scriptures on the walls which date back to 792 AD. Situated only five Kilometres North West of downtown, Guilin Reed Flute Cave is an essential afternoon excursion.
Fubo Hill is a unique addition to Guilin’s magnificent landscape. The hill stands at 213 meters above sea level. This natural wonder was named after the Great General Fubo who built the Mayuan Temple at the top. The hill’s formation is surrounded by myths involving General Fubo which makes it not only a natural experience but one immersed in traditional Chinese culture.
Yangshuo, located just over an hour's drive from Guilin, equally boasts the natural beauty of Guilin with the impressive karst landscape. The town itself is less of the draw and rather the surrounding countryside is why you would visit this beautiful location. There is plenty to explore and outdoor activities to enjoy including cycling tours through the picturesque valleys with visits to a number of Zhuang ethnic villages, where local traditional customs still exist. Equally hiking is a brilliant past time to enjoy here and with its countryside setting it is a great area to visit a local farmer's market and polish your culinary skills with a cooking class, learning the art of a cuisine that is over 1,000 years old.