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Situated in the northeast corner of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin is an attractive, landscaped city with plenty of shaded avenues, thoroughfares and rocky parkland to explore. The city was founded in 314BC during the Qin Dynasty as a small settlement on the Lijiang River. It became increasingly important following the construction of a canal joining the river with another further north, providing a transport link with the Yangtze River. The imperial court could thus send food and provisions by water from the Yangtze plains to its armies in the far south. The town became the provincial capital during the Ming Dynasty and remained so until 1914 when the capital was moved to Nanning.

Renowned for its striking, if bizarre scenery, with vast areas of karst limestone outcrops that rise up from flat rice paddy fields, Guilin and the River Li are often the subject of Chinese painting. The karst limestone outcrops synonymous with Guilin are other-wordly, essentially resembling no other geological formations on earth.

Points of interest in Guilin include Elephant Trunk Hill, an endearing symbol of the city, Rong Hu and Shan Hu lakes, Qixing Gongyuan Park along the eastern shore of the River Li and Jinjiang Princes Palace.

Guilin is also famous for a number of caves including the Reed-Flute Cave, named after the reeds growing around the cave mouth. The gargantuan cave, which eats into the south side of Guangming Shan, represents one of the most extraordinary examples of limestone erosion in China.

To get you started with planning your holiday to Guilin, we have showcased below some popular itineraries requested by our clients which we hope will inspire your visit to China

Lijiang River | China
Fine China
13 days FROM $3,599

Climb the Great Wall, enter the Forbidden City, inspect a grotto, challenge the Warriors at Xi’an and cruise the River Li at scenic Yangshuo. We top off your Eastern feast with a choice of sparkling Shanghai or dazzling Hong Kong.

Temple and mountains | Lijiang | China
Journey Down South
10 days FROM $2,819

Get off the beaten track and see the highlights of China’s scenic south. Discover dramatic landscapes, trek in the beautiful Yunnan Province and meet the locals at eco lodges and homestays.

The Great Wall of China | China
Totally China
18 days FROM $4,299

Visiting the nation’s capital - Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin and Yangshuo, Hangzhou, Suzhou and cosmopolitan Shanghai. This cultural rollercoaster of a tour is filled with top UNESCO sites, spectacular scenery and unique experiences, guaranteed to captivate and enthrall.

Tailormade Holidays to Guilin

On the Go are expert at planning holidays in China — tailored to suit your individual requirements. Please have a look at some of the tailormade itineraries below that we have created for our clients which include Guilin.

REF: China 2271 - 14 Day China Tailormade holiday with 2 days in Guilin - Also visiting: Yangshuo, Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Tsedang
Guilin Osmanthus Hotel, Guilin
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Featuring lush green gardens and enjoying an enviable position on the scenic riverside of downtown Guilin, this hotel offers comfortable rooms with excellent facilities including restaurants known for delicate and delicious food.

Sheraton, Guilin
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Sheraton is a beautiful, contemporary hotel in keeping with the standard expected of the Sheraton name, with charming, well-appointed rooms and great facilities including a comprehensive business centre and excellent restaurants.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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