Where to Visit in China: Complete Guide
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The magnificent karst scenery around Guilin can be explored on the river, on foot or on bikes.
Seen at sunset, the unique karst landscape of Guilin is perhaps the most magical in all of China, lent an added air of majesty when a traditional cormorant fishermen in a narrow bamboo boat comes drifting into view. Spectacular 14 mile boat trips on the Li River run from Guilin to Yangshuo, travelling through a misty maze of huge limestone peaks passing bamboo groves, terraced paddy fields, water buffaloes, and locals with cone-shaped straw hats. They are scenes that have inspired generations of artists and poets, but trying to capture the haunting beauty of Guilin is easier said than done.
A short drive out of town is another magnificent natural wonder - the colourful Reed Flute Cave, a rolling canvas of extraordinary rock formations, brought to life by dramatic lighting. There are more than 70 inscriptions written in ink, some dating back to 792 and the Tang Dynasty. So named because of the reed grass found growing outside, which is used to make flutes and other musical instruments, the cave was re-discovered by refugees fleeing Japanese troops in the 1940's.
Just two hours drive north of Guilin are the spectacular rice terraces of Longsheng
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This luxury 5 star hotel marries a spectacular setting with stylish and spacious rooms in which to unwind.
The 5 star luxury hotel in Yangshuo is ideally located close to the main street and the Lijiang River, with rolling limestone…
Overlooking the Ronghu Lake, this modern hotel offers a range of spacious rooms with good facilities and on-site restaurants.…
A comfortable 4 star hotel, located in the heart of Yangshuo, close to the main street.
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