Why Go to Guilin?

Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.

Although known primarily as the base of operations for cruises of the Li River, Guilin actually offers much more than that to the traveler. Located in south-central China, Guilin is famous for the incredible and classic Karst geology in the region. Don’t miss Guilin on your Chinese adventure for at least the following reasons:

1. Ancient glaciers left a myriad of pointed and rounded hills in the Li River valley. The topography is both unique and dynamic, creating an almost mystical place.

Glorious Landscape

Glorious Landscape

2. As one floats down the Li River, hundreds of different and unusual formations stimulate the imagination of travelers.

Fantastic Shapes along the Li

Fantastic Shapes along the Li

3. Reed Flute Cave is another attraction available to visitors to Guilin.

Reed Flute Cave

Reed Flute Cave

4. Seven Star Park is a wonderful city park which offers and escape from the busy city streets.

Camel Hill, Seven Star Park

Camel Hill, Seven Star Park

 

 

 

 

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  • Sue

    Enjoyed pics.

    Good luck on your life travels

    • Hi Sue, Thank you for the comment and the good wishes. Gary