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Guilin

Wedged between Guangdong, central China, Yunnan and the Gulf of Tonkin, Guangxi is a diverse mix of cultures and ethnic groups against a backdrop of stunning landscape of which Guilin is the thriving capital. It is the main gateway to exploring the beautiful scenery that surrounds the city, but the city itself has no shortage of style and natural beauty. Nearby attractions include Longsheng with its famous Longji rice terraces: the Lijiang River, a scene of which is printed on the back of ¥20 note and Yangshuo, a small county downstream from Guilin: and much more. The town centre of Guilin is surrounded by two rivers and four lakes and studded with sheer sided karst mountains. The directly visible natural beauty visible from this city is outstanding and unlike any other city we have visited.

Features in the following itineraries

Guilin China 1 Guilin China 1
Yangshuo Riverside Resort Yangshuo Guilin China 8 Yangshuo Riverside Resort Yangshuo Guilin China 8
Guilin China 2 Guilin China 2
Yangshuo Riverside Resort Yangshuo Guilin China 15 Yangshuo Riverside Resort Yangshuo Guilin China 15

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