Guilin is China's most picturesque region and has long been one of the world's most famous travel destinations. It's breathtaking scenery has attracted many famous poets and artists for thousands of years. Artists are able to find inspiration from the Karst mountains and the unsurpassed beauty of the Li River.
Today Yangshuo's nightlife has sprung up to keep pace with contemporary China. You can still catch a glimpse of Guilin's yesteryears in the countryside where it has been and continues to be home to many ethnic minority groups. Every corner you look is picture postcard perfect! It is truly impossible to take a bad photo. Go ahead, immerse yourself...There is an ancient saying here - "East or west, Guilin scenery is the best".
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Media & celebrity say about Guilin
Mention you're going to Guilin to any Chinese person and you'll almost certainly receive longing looks of jealousy. For many it's a dream destination, and it's easy to see why. Otherworldly karst topography provides a stunning backdrop to a city set alongside the tranquil Li River and dotted with scenic lakes, while many of the streets are lined with osmanthus trees, filling the air with a sweet fragrance.
The Li River is truly like no other place on Earth. This was the first place in China where I actually felt like I was transported back in time. I was prepared for so many of the things we saw in other cities: the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army, etc. But traveling down the Li River, I genuinely felt like I was in a completely different and unique part of the world. I can't imagine that scenery in any other country, on any other continent. "
The former US president-Bill Clintonvisited Guilin in 1998, he said, "I heard of the name of Lijiang River long ago.Today I visit Lijiang River.It is more vivid and genuine than what I thought before. Nowhere is like Guilin.It makes me think of the traditional Chinese paintings."
Guilin is a great place to satisfy your stomach! Guilin's local cuisine is quite special. Being located on the beautifulLi River, fish is a large part of people's diets. A visit toGuilinjust isn't complete without sampling some of the local food.
Guilin Rice Noodles. The noodles of Guilin are famous throughout China. Of course for the most authentic Guilin Rice Noodles, visitors must eat them in their hometown-Guilin.The rice noodles are made from oil and rice flour. The noodles are cooked in broth and served in a bowl of soup made from pork, beef, garlic, peanuts, peppers, and radishes.