Guilin Overview
What To See And Do
Li River Cruise
Reed Flute Cave
Elephant Trunk Hill
Longji Terraces
Seven Star Park
Related Destinations
Hong Kong
Guilin's name translates to "Forest of Sweet Osmanthus," because of the large number of indigenous trees lining the city streets and filling the air with a pleasant, lingering fragrance. Sitting on the west bank of the tranquil Li River and surrounded by majestic limestone cliffs, Guilin is legendary for its unsurpassed beauty.
"East or west, Guilin scenery is the best;" this popular saying explains why Guilin has enticed famous poets and artists for thousands of years. The city's attractions are predominantly scenic with countless hills to climb, caves to explore and rivers and lakes to cruise.
Elephant Trunk Hill, an emblem of the city, got its name because it looks like an elephant drinking water. It has a round opening known as Water-Moon Cave where moonlight reflects through the arch and appears to float on the surface of the water.
With tourism being its primary industry, travelers are catered to and welcomed by friendly locals. Epicures will enjoy tasting Guilin's unique cuisine characterized by its sweetness and the delicate use of spices, particularly its sought-after chili paste.
Guilin is a feast for all of the senses, offering visitors picture postcard settings reminiscent of traditional Chinese paintings. Customize your trip to Guilin with other exciting destinations in the region, such as Macau, Hong Kong, Hanoi, and Bangkok.