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"Private Guilin Day Tour: Reed Flute Cave
and Elephant Trunk Hill"Guilin Private Tour of Reed Flute Cave - Seven Star Park - Fubo Hill - Elephant Trunk Hill"This private Guilin day tour starts at 9am from your downtown Guilin hotel lobby. After you are picked up by your private guide you will drive to first stop of the day Reed Flute Cave which is one of the most beautiful karst caves in China. Walk through the stalactites as if you are inside of a magnificent crystal palace. Next visit Seven Star Park
From $79.00
 
"Private Guilin Full Day Tour including Fubo Hill
"After hotel pickup by private vehicle your full-day Guilin city tour begins with two attractions that feature sculpted stone: one carved by man and the other by nature. At Fubo Hill stroll along the pathways to view intricate carvings and stone Buddhas dating back to the Tang Dynasty. Then it's on to Reed Flute Cave a must-see Guilin attraction where nature has created the ‘Palace of Natural Arts’ — beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations illuminated by colorful lights.After a leisurely stop to shop for local pearls jewelry and crafts
From $111.00
 
"One-day Private Tour of Guilin City Highlights: Elephant Trunk Hill
"One-day Private Tour of Guilin City Highlights: Elephant Trunk Hill Reed Flute Cave and Seven Star Park""In the morning at around 9:00 your English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel lobby. Go ahead to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill the most representative and favorable landmark of the city of Guilin
From $73.00

Most Viewed Local Customs in Guilin

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Chinese Food

I could have put this down as a restaurant review but for two slight problems: one, I don't remember what the restaurant was called; two, I don't remember where it was. But I do know the food was good...
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Cormorant Fishing

Guilin's fishermen are famous for using cormorants to do all their fishing for them. We did not see this happening, but we did get the standard tourist photo for a small fee. There are lots of old...
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Cormorant Training

I saw the “show” of the cormorants fishing for tourists (see my tips and video on it). I was tempted to believe that the tradition only lives now because of the tourism, but I’m not so sure: along the...
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solopes
Mar 20, 2016

Snake

During the trip along the Li River, the crew tries to amuse the clients (and collect a few more RMB) with some local drinks. It couldn’t fail the liquor with the snake. I don’t know the price, but I...
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solopes
Mar 20, 2016

Organization

Atten-hut!Stand at ease!Li, you wash the dishes;Xi, you pass the dishes to the room;Pi, you take care of the costumer’s requests;Ti, you take care of the drinks;Di, you smile at everybody, and help...
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solopes
Mar 20, 2016

Cards

One common detail in China’s way of life is the way people gather in the streets to play, or to dance. Mahjong or cards were played everywhere, by people of all ages, but the funniest thing that I saw...
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solopes
Mar 20, 2016
 
 
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Stalls in the Water

It was hot, very hot, when we went to the Elephant’s Trunk park. We envied the lucky guys that were lazing in the shade, with the feet in the water (locals, it seemed). That was the true image of...
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Mar 20, 2016

Discipline

I've already posted something, somewhere in China's pages, about Chinese discipline at work. Remarkable. The almost military way how they line in their working places, waiting for the clients, is...
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solopes
Mar 20, 2016

Cormorant Fishing

Fishermen use cormorants to catch fish and return them to the boat. The fisherman drive the birds into the water where they dive below the surface in search of fish. When the birds catch fish they...
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Willettsworld
Oct 17, 2008

New Year's Celebrations

Chinese New Years lasts a lot longer than Western New Years... two weeks or so, depending on where you are, and people are still lighting off fireworks as of March 2! It is refreshing to see people...
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John195123
Mar 01, 2008

Fisherman with Cormorants

The locals have engineered a unique way to fish using commarants . They put a ring of rice around the birds neck so he can catch but not swalloe. ...not to worry he can swallow the little fish so he...
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easterntrekker
Nov 17, 2007

Fishing with the help of ...

Yes, fishing with the help of birds (Cormorans) is still a forbidden habbit /custom in this area.The neck of those birds are bended in a way that they cannot swallow the fish.And believe it or not -...
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Luchonda
Aug 22, 2004

Guilin - The Li river

It must be hard to earn living from fishing !!Next to fishing you will notice daily life in Guilin. There are a lot of simple boats doing daily transport - but also typical is the daily scenary of...
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Luchonda
Aug 22, 2004

3-wheeled trucks

We were amused and delighted with the number of 3-wheeled trucks we saw in the Guilin area. After trying to take a photo of one as we were traveling along the road, our local driver pulled into a...
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geekgrrl
Jul 03, 2004

Top Hotels in Guilin

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14 South Ronghu Road, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, 541002, China
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15 Bin Jiang Road, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, 541001, China
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No.111 Huancheng North Second Road, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, 541004, China
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1 North Shanhu Rd, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, 541001, China
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No. 1 Luosi Hill Road, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, 541001, China
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1 Chuanshan Rd, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, 541001, China
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Top Things to Do in Guilin

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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 elephant drinking water from the river....
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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 take you to the lovely town of Yangshuo.
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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 famous because of its interesting rock...
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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 Flower River, Wooden Dragon Lake, Gui Lake,...
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"Surprise!"
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"Guilin"
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"Guilin, the River Li and Cormorant Fishing"
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"Guilin and those Cool Mountains!"
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"Hundred Miles of Art Gallery"
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