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Fairyland backdrops, iconic natural silhouettes and filled with legendary stories, Guilin is the first city in China to develop a tourism economy.
If you’ve yet to witness a city huddled by mountains before, you’re definitely going to hold this Guilin tour near and dear to your heart.
Famous attractions in Guilin include: Elephant Trunk Hill; Moon Hill; and Reed Flute Cave. The Li River, winding its way among crags and hills, creates a timeless beauty -- a masterpiece landscape painting created by Mother Nature herself.
Yangshuo, an idyllic small county, is a paradise where carefree backpackers and others relax and enjoy the magnificent surroundings.
If you enjoy nature, ancient folklore and one-of-a-kind photo ops, add this Guilin tour to your bucket list.
Your best of Guilin tour starts off by easing you into the morning, at the agreed appointed time, you will meet with your Guilin tour guide at your hotel lobby.
From here you will join with the rest of the Guilin tour group.
Feel free to make friends along the way, the group will be filled with other like-minded travellers wanting to visit fairyland city, Guilin.
First on the agenda, we drive to see the breathtaking karst landforms and visit Flute Reed Cave.
Guilin is known for its natural beauty and is world renowned for the iconic 'jutted rocks' which fill the skyline -- it's must-have for any photographer's bucket list.
The Flute Reed Cave is often praised as the “Art of Nature Museum”. You'll find stalagmite, stone curtains, stone pillars, stone forests all throughout, and nestled nearby is Fubo Hill, which is tucked along the bank of the Li River.
Fubo Hill was named during the Han Dynasty, and it was inspired while the famous General Fubo passed through the region. In the Tang Dynasty, the Pavilion of General Fubo was built on that hill in his honor and his statue still stands and remains there to this day.
Without question there are many attractions on Fubo Hill aside from Fubo's pavilion; including, the Guishui pavilion, Tingtao pavilion, Mid-Hill pavilion, Pearl-Returning pavilion, Sword Testing Stone, Thousand-Buddha rock to just to name a few features. If you enjoy Instagram-worthy views, standing from the top you'll catch a great view of Li River.
Next on your best of Guilin tour is Elephant Trunk Hill.
Elevated at 200m, Elephant Trunk Hill rises 55m above water surface and measures 108m in length and 100m in width.
It is famous for its vivid silhouette of an elephant who is seemingly drinking water from the river.
Elephant Trunk Hill is often regarded as the “business card” of Guilin, notoriously known for being one of the city's most famous tourist attractions.
Legend has it that the hill is the embodiment of a God Elephant, one who formally was mounted by the Emperor of Heaven.
The Guilin people believe the God Elephant was separated from the Emperor in a war and was stranded in Guilin with severe wounds. It is believed that the God Elephant was saved by a local couple who took care of it.
While the God Elephant was healing, it fell in love with Guilin and decided not to return to the heavenly palace.
When the Emperor accepted its decision he bestowed a pagoda as a way to protect it and the people from evil. Since then, it has never left.
From Elephant Trunk Hill your best of Guilin tour guide whisks you away to the last stop of the tour: Seven Star Park.
As the largest and longest scenic area in Guilin, the Seven Star Park features a pleasant blend of the mountains, waterscapes, caves, courtyards, architecture and cultural sites -- it's your classic Guilin fairyland.
It covers 120 hectares (297 acres) and was named because of the seven peaks (the four peaks of Putuo Mountain and three of Crescent Mountain) inside which strikingly mirrors the Big Dipper constellation.
Along the way and near the end of your Guilin tour, you will visit the pearl store and silk store where you can shop for souvenirs.
Afterwards your Guilin tour guide drives you back to your hotel, ending your unforgettable day trip in Guilin.
For more information about this Best of Guilin tour, feel free to contact and speak to one of our expert travel guides.
Nature, Outdoor Activity, World Heritage Site, World Natural Heritage
Attractions: Daxu Ancient Town, Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park
Cities visited: Guilin
Provinces visited: Guangxi
Ideal seasons: Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn
Ideal audiences: Seniors, Singles, Couples, Dating, Family
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Type of transportation: Bus