The city of Guilin is famous throughout China and the Chinese-speaking world. So many famous people from Chinese history have visited Guilin and remarked upon its outstanding natural beauty that the name is now very much associated with the enchanting peaks and delightful rivers that are to be found here. There is even a saying:
The Scenery in Guilin is the finest under Heaven ...
... but Yangshuo's scenery is better still
Guilin has a small but busy airport (Airport code: KWL). This has very good connections within China and a limited number of international connections such as to Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
Guilin has two train stations though most visitors need not concern themselves with Guilin Bei (north) station.
There is a bus station that serves long distance routes as well as local services such as to Yangshuo.
The city itself has plenty of sites to interest visitors:
Elephant Trunk Hill
Reed Flute Cave
Seven Star Park
Excursion further afield can take you to:
The Ling Canal
The following can be visited from Guilin in a day but are best enjoyed as overnight stays, or longer:
Longsheng Rice Terraces
We offer the following itineraries within Guilin Prefecture:
The following China Journeys include a stay in Guilin: