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Summary

This travel guide explores the stunning karst landscapes of Guilin, including its famous hills, caves, and rivers. Highlights include a city tour of Guilin's iconic sights, a scenic Li River Cruise, and a bike tour through the picturesque countryside of Yangshuo.

🌄 Day 1: Guilin City Highlights

Explore the iconic karst hills and caves within Guilin city, including the famous Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, and Reed Flute Cave.

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🏞️ Elephant Trunk Hill

A representative karst hill resembling an elephant sucking water from the river, located at the confluence of Li River and Taohua River. The Love Island within the park is adorned with sculptures depicting love, adding a romantic touch to the scenic beauty.

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Tips

Taking a distant look at the hill from the river bank is the best way to see it. Don't miss strolling along the riverside to capture the perfect angle of the Elephant Trunk Hill.

Travel Information
📍   Address: 778V+Q8C, Xiangshan District, Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi, China, 541000

🏞️ Fubo Hill

An isolated hill featuring ancient stone Buddha statues, inscriptions, bizarre rocks, and exquisite pavilions. The Thousand Buddha Cave and Pearl-Returning Cave are adorned with intricate carvings and statues, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region.

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Tips

If time permits, climb to the top of the hill (about 45 minutes) for a panoramic view of Guilin City and the Li River. The climb rewards visitors with breathtaking vistas and a serene ambiance.

🏞️ Reed Flute Cave

Known as the Art Palace of Nature, this cave features imposing stalagmites, stalactites, and columns creating vivid scenes, resembling a dreamy snow mountain and a grand palace from a novel. The cave's natural formations are a testament to the wonders of nature's artistry.

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Tips

Wear comfortable shoes and watch your steps as the cave can be wet and slippery, especially on rainy days. The enchanting beauty of the cave's formations makes it a must-visit for nature enthusiasts and photography enthusiasts alike.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +86 773 269 5075
📍   Address: 1 Ludi Rd, Xiufeng District, Guilin, Guangxi, China, 541002

Day 2: Li River Cruise

Take a scenic boat cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo, enjoying the stunning karst landscapes and picturesque countryside views.

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Li River Cruise

A boat cruise along the Li River offers breathtaking views of rolling green hills, bamboo groves, water buffaloes, and paddy fields.

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Tips

The cruise from Zhujiang Pier to Yangshuo County takes around 4 hours and is a must-do activity in Guilin.

Nine Horse Nine Fresco Hill

A famous attraction along the Li River, featuring a sheer cliff with rocks forming a vivid picture of nine horses.

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Tips

The boat will slow down for visitors to admire the hill. Try to figure out the horses on the cliff as a fun challenge.

Travel Information
📍   Address: WFPW+69M, Yangshuo County, Guilin, Guangxi, China, 541906

Day 3: Yangshuo Countryside

Explore the idyllic countryside of Yangshuo by bike, taking in the serene landscapes and visiting local villages.

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Yangshuo Countryside Bike Tour

A bike tour through Yangshuo's countryside offers beautiful views of karst hills and an opportunity to experience local life.

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Tips

A 1-2 hour bike tour is recommended for outdoor lovers. You can also visit a local family or old villages to learn about the local culture.

Crown Cave

A 12-kilometre-long stalagmite cave system with abundant karst rock formations, waterfalls, and underground rivers.

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Tips

Wear life jackets during the boat cruise inside the cave and take care of your belongings.

Travel Information
📍   Address: 3F22+RWV, Yanshan District, Guilin, Guangxi, China, 541009