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What to see in Guilin, things to do in Guilin

Thursday, February 17th, 2011
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Li River in Guilin

Plan your Guilin tour? Guilin is one of China’s most famous places of historic interest and scenic beauty. Its scenery enjoys the highest fame under the Heaven. Lying in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and within the subtropical region. Two crystal-clear rivers meander through the city, which is encircled by mountains with unusual & bizarre rock formations and caves.

Features & Attractions
•Longmem Water Cave
•Li River
•Longji Terraced Field
•Reed Flute Cave
•Guilin Art Museum
•Liusanjie Park
•Seven Star Park
•Elephant Trunk Hill
•Fubo Hill in Guilin
•Daxu Ancient Town
Longmem Water Cave
Longmen Water Cave was a recently pened sights with 3km length and 3-mountain depth, about 3km from Moon Hill in Yangshuo. It is the largest and one of the most exciting natural cave to explore. The water in the cave is 0.5m deep and has a gentle flow which is clean and safe.
Location:10km southeast from Yangshuo
Ticket Price168Yuan
Li River
As one of Chinese most famous scenic areas, Lijiang had been listed as one of the world’s stop ten watery wonders by American National Geographic Magazine Originating. The Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. The 83-kilometer long waterway winds its way between sheer cliffs, with bamboo groves lining along the river banks, and farmers going about their daily routines in the fields.
Wharf Transportation: The Chinese visitors board at Mopanshan Dock while the foreign tourists board at Zhujiang Dock. It is about 30 minutes’ drive from the downtown city to the dock. Most Star Hotels sell Lijiang tourist boat tickets.
Ticket Price: 420 Yuan for foreign tourist boats
Longji Terraced Field
Situated in Longsheng County, Longji Terraced Field are about 2-hour drive from Guilin. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides in the shape of chains or ribbons winding from the bottom of the mountain to the top. The elevation varies from 380 meters to 880 meters with a drop of 500 meters. People living in this region are mainly Zhuang minority. Their villages dot the rolling terraced fields.
Location: Located in Longsheng County, about 2 hours drive from Guilin.
Ticket Price: 50 yuan  (half price for children between 1.00m-1.40m tall, free for those shorter than 1.00m)
Opening Time: all day
How to get there: Take a bus at Guilin Bus Station to Longsheng and then transfer to another for the Terraced Fields.
Reed Flute Cave
Known as “the Palace of Natural Arts”, Reed Flute Cave is the largest and the most impressive natural cave in Guilin. 5 kilometers away from the center of the city, it is a cave on the southern shoulder of the Guangming Hill (Bright Hill). It’s a huge underground cave system with stunning rock formations, stalagmites and stalactites, illuminated with coloured lights. The cave can hold comfortably 1000 people.
Location: southeast of Longsheng County
Ticket Price:80Yuan (half price for children between 1.00m-1.40m tall, free for those shorter than 1.00m)
Opening time: 08:00-17:30
Guilin Art Museum
Established in 1977, the Guilin Art Museum is the only fine art museum in Guangxi. The construction of the museum is adopted the style of the Song Dynasty, which looks like a big pavilion. It has a large collection of famous paintings from past masters to the contemporary artists. The museum holds fine art exhibitions periodically as well. The Artists Gallery on the second floor of the Guilin Art Museum sells painting works by modern masters. The paintings from these up-and-coming artists are very distinctive in style and having great artistic merits. They will continue to hold value from a collector’s standpoint in the future.
Liusanjie Park
Liu Sanjie (The Third Sister of the Liu Family) is a legend of the Zhuang people and a famous Chinese folk song singer. The Liu Sanjie park puts on ethnic musical performances 3 times daily. Once in the morning, once in late afternoon, around 3 or 4 pm, and final show at 8pm at night. The performances involves dances and various types of performances reflecting the diverse ethnic groups of the region.
Location: 63km from Guilin City
Sailing Time:09:30-10:00 (the course is about 150mins)
Seven Star Park
Located on the eastern side of the Li River, 1 kilometer from the city center, Seven Star Park takes its name from its seven peaks which are laid out like the Big Dipper constellation (with its handle bent forward). The park is endowed with elegant mountains, clear water, miraculous stone forest, deep and serene valleys, plentiful animals and plants and valued cultural relics.
Location: Ziyou Road, Guilin City
Ticket Price: 35Yuan
Opening Time:06:00-20:30
How to get there: Bus No.10,11,14,18,25,30,31,98
Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill stands majestically in the downtown area of Guilin city, at the junction of the Li River & the Peach Blossom River The shape of the hill is just like a huge elephant drinking water from the river with its trunk, so it is called Elephant Trunk Hill. Elephant Trunk Hill is regarded as the symbol of Guilin . Originally named “Li Hill”, “Yi Hill” and “Chenshui Hill”, the hill is 3.6 hundred million years old. The hill towers 55m above the Li River, measuring 108m in length and 100m in width and has an elevation of 200m above sea level.
Location: the junction between Li River and Taohua River
Ticket Price: 40Yuan
Opening Time:08:30-16:40
How to get there: Bus No.2,16, 33, 57,58
Fubo Hill in Guilin
Located at the western bank of Li River, in the northeast of Guilin city, Fubo Hill is 120 meters long, 60 meters wide and 213 meters high. it is well known as the Wonderland on Wave with its exquisite peak rising high and its foot half in water and half on land. A tale has it that Ma Yuan who was called General Fubo from the Han Dynasty had once passed by Guilin on a southern expedition. He poured all the pearls he carried into the river, so the hill was named after him in his memory.
Location: Bingjiang Road, Guilin City
Ticket Price:15Yuan
Opening Time: 07:10-18:30
How to get there: Bus No.2,15,58
Daxu Ancient Town
Daxu town is one of the four famous ancient towns in Guangxi province with a history over 1000 years. It is situated at the east bank of the Li River, 23 km (14.3 miles) southeast of Guilin City.
A 2.3km-long and 2m-wide stone street runs through the town with various ancient buildings lining both sides, old residences, shops and stalls, the ancient town keeps in its antique style from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). These structures, mainly form the Ming and Qing dynasties, are famous for their magnificence, refinement
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