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.
2. As one floats down the Li River, hundreds of different and unusual formations stimulate the imagination of travelers.
3. Reed Flute Cave is another attraction available to visitors to Guilin.
4. Seven Star Park is a wonderful city park which offers and escape from the busy city streets.