An Unmistakably Gorgeous Destination: Guangxi Province

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Explore Guanxi Province for an Experience of a Lifetime 

There are a lot of places to visit in China. However, if one intends to go and study in the country and experience the Chinese culture, then Yunnan Province is the ideal destination. Right from the weather conditions to the people, Yunnan has ample reasons for it to become the cultural destination of the country. Also, Yunnan has some of the most beautiful locations in the vicinity and one of them is Guanxi Province which is known for the splendor of its natural beauty among other things.  

Places to Visit in Guangxi Province 

All those who intend to visit China as a part of summer programs for high school students or study abroad programs should choose their destination carefully. China has, in the past two decades, made itself known as a country with superpower. The development is fueled by the country’s enterprising citizens and the iron rule of the past has ensured that the nation remains self sufficient. Therefore China is one of those unique places in the world where its culture is prevalent even in its newest developments. It has become a popular destination for students and professionals who are looking for a thorough experience during gap year jobs and gap year programs.  

This is why one of the best places to visit in China is Yunnan Province. Unlike the far eastern part of the country, this province does not have extreme weather conditions and therefore can be visited all year round. Its weather is relatively cooler in summer and remains the same all around the year. Therefore it is considered favorable for all those who are used to living in temperate climates. The second advantage of learning Mandarin and experiencing the Chinese culture in Yunnan is that it is the cultural hub of the country with 51 of the 52 ethnic minorities living there. But this is not all. Yunnan has become a popular destination of study abroad in China also because it is close to many South Asian countries that help enrich the China tour as a travel destination. Likewise some of the most beautiful places and provinces are in the immediate vicinity.  

One such province is Guangxi Province that lies to the east. It is the home of Guilin, one of the biggest and most famous tourist destinations of China. It is said that it is by far the most beautiful city in China. 

The Li River winds through the City of Guilin from north to south.

The Reed Flute Cave is located in the northwestern outskirts of the Guilin city. It is about 240 meters long, providing a fantastic wonderland of karst caves with landscape and rural scenery.

In the lit karst cave

Longji Terraced Field is located about 100km northeast of the downtown Guilin, about 2 hours’ drive from Guilin. There is a group of large-scaled rice terraces built into the hillside. Some of the terraces look like great chains, other look like ribbons as they extend from the foot to the top of the hills.

Longji Terraced Field

 

If one wants to completely experience the beauty of the city, the best mode of travel is not the usual walking or riding; one should go on a cruise along Li River from Guilin to a place nearby called Yangshuo. It takes 4 hours to reach Guilin City and in the meantime, the cruise shows a traveler some of the most magnificent sceneries all along the way. 

The Li River runs from the City of Guilin to Yangshuo County

For the more adventurous individuals, there are the biking and the rock climbing facilities, and rock climbing in particular has fast gained popularity. It is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of the area.

 

 

 

A beauty rock climbing at Yangshuo

 Another remarkable natural asset of Guanxi Province is the Detain Fall. It lies on the border of Vietnam and Guanxi. It is a waterfall that has many levels and is one of the biggest waterfalls in the world. Those who have missed Niagara can experience something similar here. This waterfall too is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the region. 

Detian Waterfalls, the largest in Asia

 

All these features and much more have made Guanxi Province a favorite weekend destination of students visiting China. 

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