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  • 1. Derun Jewelery

    The infamous Derun Jewelry scam in Beijing has made its way to Guilin, inside Xishan Park. The MO is the same as Beijing's, stay away if you can and don't spend any money no matter how cheap it seems.

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  • 2. Market

    Guilin night market is located at Xichenglu Pedestrian Street (西城路步行街). At nightfall, you will see lots of red tents...

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  • 3. Fir Lake

    Water plays an important role in Guilin. A couple of lakes meandering in town complement the river: Fir Lake, edged by a small and cool garden, with its two...

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  • 4. Elephant's Trunk Park

    Though the elephant’s trunk it is not a remarkable spot, it's easy to understand what it means to locals, enough to justify the arrangement of all the area. The...

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  • 5. Reed Flute Cave

    After a couple of days listening to the guides attaching names to everything that could be promoted for the tourists, I confess that I was expecting a small...

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  • 6. Elephant's trunk

    The top highlight of Guilin was almost a deception. A hole in the rock, a collection of tales, and... that's all. Not particularly remarkable nor nice. The best...

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  • 7. Yangti

    Descending Li river, you may receive a well detailed map, that gives a name to almost all the geological formations in the banks, and to some villages hidden in...

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  • 8. Li River banks

    I was expecting a Li river full of live, with lots of villages bordering it and living on it. Wrong. We saw animals (not many) and a few houses, but many of...

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  • 9. Li River Caves

    Halfway down Li river from Guilin to Yangshuo there’s a promoted cave. I don’t know if it is announced for being interesting, or just for being there. There...

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  • 10. Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

    One of the attractions in Guilin is the show that each night, at 8.30 PM, takes place in the rear of the hotel: from the top, a cascade of water descends along...

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  • 11. Cormorant Fishing

    Cormorants are 2 to 3 ft (61 to 92 cm) long, with thick, generally dark plumage and green eyes. The feet are webbed, and the bill is long with the upper...

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  • 12. Elephant Trunk Hill.

    Elephant Trunk Hill is on the west bank of the Li River. It is one of the symbols of Guilin. This hill gets its name from the fact that it looks a bit like an...

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  • 13. Reed Flute Cave.

    As part of our tour we were taken off to see Reed Flute Cave. This is in the north west of Guilin, about 5 kilometers from the centre of Guilin. The cave is...

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  • 14. Boat Trip down Li River.

    This is the reason tourists come here and it is very enjoyable; the scenery is superb. You feel as if you are standing inside a Chinese painting. The trip will...

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  • 15. Shan Lake

    On our first evening our guide hurried us out for a boat trip around Guilin's waterways by night. Guilin has 2 rivers and 4 lakes. These are Li river, Peach...

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  • 16. Chuanshan Park and the Tunnel Cave

    Chuanshan park is one of Guilin's larger public parks (about 2 square km), and feautures scenic karst hills, caves, and waterfront scenery. You can climb to the...

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  • 17. Evening Boat Tour of the Lakes

    Every evening, a number of tourist boats provide tours of Guilin's lakes, which are beautifully lit up at night, with spotlights in the lakeside trees and...

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  • 18. Reed Flute Cave

    The Reed Flute Cave, located about 5 miles outside of Guilin, is the most impressive cave in the Guilin area. The cave is full of interesting rock formations,...

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  • 19. Great Chinese Language Program in China

    I took a Chinese language class back home in 2009 and I really enjoyed it. Since then, I was looking for a good language school to continue studying Chinese in...

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  • 20. Stroll along the lakes in the evening

    Guilin's downtown lakes are ringed with parks whose footpaths and trees are beautifully lit up at night. Many of the larger buildings around the lakes are also...

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  • 21. Guilin Zoo

    Guilin's small zoo is located in Qi Xing Gongyuan (Seven Star Park) about 1 km east of the Li River. The zoo features giant pandas, red pandas, monkees,...

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  • 22. Seven Star Park (Qi Xing Gongyuan)

    Seven Star Park (Qi Xing Gongyuan in Chinese) is Guilin's largest park (120 hectares) and is a pleasant place to spend and afternoon or morning. The park...

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  • 23. Guilin's Main Square

    In the middle of Guiin's downtown area is a huge open square that is at least 100 meters on each side in terms of size. The square hosts numerous public...

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  • 24. Downtown Walking Street

    The Zheng Yang Pedestrian Street (called the Downtown Walking Street by the locals) is the main pedestrian shopping street in downtown Guilin. It is lined with...

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  • 25. Evening Musical Performances in the Main Square

    On weekend evenings, we watched some musical performances on a stage in Guilin's main square. The performances were free, and featured songs and dances from...

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