ADD TO LISTGuilin has some great parks, ancient cities, and fortresses to offer travelers visiting China. It's really worth staying over in Guilin for at least a few days if you're traveling through China's Guangxi Province region. Guilin is one of China's more popular travel destinations, and travelers usually go there to see the Li River and Lijiang River by Boat. There's a lot more to check out in Guilin, so be sure to look around the Guilin travel guide for more great things to see and do.
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Guilin is a beautiful place to visit. The best season "offically" is Apr to May, but I advice you to go on Mid-Feb. and Mar. Those are the times when it is already warm enough to sit outside. The most popular place you can visit is the west street in the town called Yong Shuo. There are bars, and small faminly hotels that you can hangout to. You have great chances to meet new friends just go and sit in a bar. If you are a fan of outdoor climbing, Yongshuo is also really famouse with the natural mountain climbs. Find yourself a local guide, do hinking trip around Lijiang river, visit the local valiges, you are going to experince the most beautiful, truly Chinese scenaries. Once you got to Yangshuo, you should rent a bike for the day. It's really cheap, almost cost you nothing, and yet you go anywhere you like fast enough with it. You don't want to go by car because you need to enjoy.
If you want pretty landscapes and pretty cities, Guilin is the place to go. A short ferry cruise down the gorgeous Li River is great to see the local fishermen and amazing limestone mountains. The city itself is beautifully planned around the lakes and although the Golden Week is a busy tourist time, the bustle and extra entertainment dotted around the place during the evening could be worth it. Walk around the city along the lakes or take a breath taking night boat tour.
Take a boat-ride on the river nearby ... it is extremely scenic and you get slices of Chinese life on the coast that are an education ... can be organised easily and is a tourist thing to do in the area ... but do it ...lovely ...
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