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Staying Aware: 5 Popular Guilin Scams and How to Avoid Them

Unfortunately, while Guilin is home to breathtaking scenery, due to the high volume of tourists, it is also home to scammers of all shapes and sizes. Here’s our guide to the sneakiest scams in Guilin, and how to avoid them. Read more>>

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Guilin’s Best Gyms: Getting You Into Tip Top Shape HOT

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With a balance of work and play, Guilin residents have time to exercise and stay fit. The city has many different fitness centers, and while several are a bit highly-priced, all of Gulin’s best gyms have a lot of fun fitness activities to offer! ... Read More>>

Summer Activity Ideas in Guilin: Water Rafting HOT

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Summer in Guilin is the place to go for a vacation in China. Once there, water rafting is an absolute must, as it’s one of the best ways to experience Guilin’s natural beauty. Also be sure to spend some time rafting in neighboring Yangshuo, which boasts ...... Read More>>

Guilin Gastronomy: 5 Unforgettable Local Eats HOT

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A trip to Guilin would not be complete without a sampling of the local delicacies. Fish beer, nun noodles, Lipu taro looped meat and more are yours for the tasting. Give in to your grumbling stomach and follow this food tour for the best local eats Guilin ...... Read More>>

Go At Your Own Pace: Biking Around Guilin and Yangshuo HOT

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The natural beauty surrounding Guilin and Yangshuo is known to pretty much every expat that steps foot in China. Considered a national treasure, the area – covered in magnificent mountainous formations and timelessly beautiful lakes – has long been a ...... Read More>>

A Day of Fun and Shopping at Guilin's Botanical Gardens HOT

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Located just one bus stop away from the main railway station, Guilin's Botanical Gardens area has undergone a transformation in recent years with the addition of a large shopping centre and an amusement park. It all makes for a good day out before getting ...... Read More>>

Guilin’s Wa Yao Market: The Place for Art Bargains HOT

Guilin’s artists, with their trademark ink painting of rocky outcrops, waterfalls and river scenery, have been at the heart of Chinese art for centuries. Since China’s opening up they’ve mixed traditional techniques with the contemporary, giving their ...... Read More>>

A Hidden Treasure – Guilin's Hua River HOT

Guilin is known for its beautiful landscape, but it is also known for its tourist crowds. If you are looking for something off the beaten track then it’s time to lace up your boots and head off to the rarely visited Hua River Valley. Be warned, there will ...... Read More>>

Bar-Hopping Along Guilin’s Zhengyang Pedestrian Street HOT

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Yangshuo’s bars may get all the attention – and probably rightfully so – but Guilin’s bar scene has been expanding, offering the thirsty traveller or resident more than one good watering hole to choose from. If you’re of the bar-hopping nature, then a ...... Read More>>

Great Western Restaurants on Yangshuo West Street HOT

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Yangshuo West Street’s affectionate nickname as “World Village” given by Chinese and foreign tourists alike, obviously comes from the constant presence of foreign visitors in the area, many of whom have gone so far as to make this their permanent home. ...... Read More>>

Backpackers’ Choice: Youth Hostels in Guilin & Yangshuo HOT

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Youth hostels are the ideal choice for backpackers: they’re simple, comfortable and cheap. They’re also the best place to meet fellow travelers, make new friends and find potential travel companions. Guilin is usually the first stop for Chinese and foreign...... Read More>>

Guilin’s Best Weekend Excursions HOT

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In addition to Guilin’s urban attractions, the surrounding areas like Longsheng, Yangshuo, Xing’an are all worth visiting. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, you may experience the magnificent landscape of Guilin as well as the rustic charm of ...... Read More>>

Haggling Heaven: Shopping at Guilin’s Main Commercial Streets HOT

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Guilin is a small tourist city renowned for its beautiful landscape; fortunately, the shopping is pretty great too. Besides Guilin’s top three treasures – fermented bean curd, sanhua liquor and Guilin chili sauce – Guilin is also famous for its landscape ...... Read More>>

Guilin’s Two Rivers and Four Lakes HOT

Guilin is famed for its beautiful mountains and waterways. In particular, the Two Rivers Four Lakes 两江四湖 scenic area can truly attest to Guilin’s beauty as a city of rolling mountains and meandering rivers. ... Read More>>

Where West Meets East: West Yangshuo Street HOT

Yangshuo is a beautiful town situated near the banks of the beautiful Li River, 63 km (39.2 miles) west of Guilin city, with over 2,000 years of history. West Yangshuo Street (阳朔西街) is one of the main attractions in the historic town. Along a 517 meter ...... Read More>>

Guilin after Dark: Nightclubs, KTV Parlours and Bars HOT

When you're visiting Guilin, aside from taking in the city life and the nature scenery that surrounds, you should also dive in to the flourishing nightlife the city has to offer. Nightlife in Guilin is indeed full of things to do and people to see, the best ...... Read More>>

Guilin Café Guide - Finding the City’s Coffee Culture HOT

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While Yangshuo is famed for being a backpacker refuge and is packed to the rafters with cool and quaint cafes, Guilin is often overlooked. However, the city does boast a smart collection of cute cafes on shady streets. We’ve put together a list of the ...... Read More>>

What to do with 48 Hours in Guilin HOT

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When people say they’re going to Guilin, they most likely mean they’re arriving in Guilin and from there heading on to Yangshuo and the surrounding scenic areas. However, what does the city itself have to offer? Does Guilin have more to offer than ...... Read More>>

Guilin's Best Unknown Views: Old Man Hill and His Neighbor HOT

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Old Man Hill<br /> Old Man Hill offers some of the most stunning views in Guilin, and given the epic beauty of the region's landscape, that's saying something. Even better, it is a quick climb and free of charge. We went in the early morning, which I ...... Read More>>

Yangshuo's Second Annual Climbing Festival HOT

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Whether you are a beginner or an expert climber, the small county of Yangshuo, in southern China's Guangxi province, promises varied and exciting climbs with the company of rock climbers at all levels. Since 2008, the Yangshuo Climbing Festival has been a ...... Read More>>

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