Discover The Guilin Sugarloaf China

Leaving from the town of Guilin, short cruises offer a magical spectacle along the karstic mountains that are like "sugarloaves" along the Li River. Guilin is only relatively interesting, as opposed to what the innumerable recently built luxury hotels would have you believe. There are not many places to visit, apart from organised parks (the Seven Star Hill Park evokes the Great Bear), the Hill in the shape of an elephant's trunk, the Reed Flute grotto, 4 miles from the town centre, and Mount Yao (go up in a cable car for a panoramic view). Every evening there is an antiques market on a quay along the river, where you can hunt for copies of Buddhist statues, embroidered tablecloths, and various pretty ethnic items in wood or horn, at prices you have to bargain for. At night, the main attraction is a cormorant fishing spectacle from a bamboo boat equipped with a lantern. This spectacle is organised exclusively for several boats loaded with tourists at the same time.

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    The Guilin Sugarloaves

    Boat excursions offer enchanting views as you sail past the "sugarloaf" mountains overlooking the Li river.

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    Fishermen on the Li river

    Fishermen on the Li river, near the city of Guilin.

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    A sunny spell on the Li river

    The river crosses the city of Guilin in the region of Guangxi.

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  • Karstic rocks in Guilin, The Guilin Sugarloaf, Landscapes, Guilin, China's Western Provinces
    Karstic rocks in Guilin

    These karstic rocks with unusual shapes are typical scenery around the city of Guilin.

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    At the heart of the Chinese rice fields

    Guilin is a splendid spot with plenty of colours where you can discover the Chinese rice fields.

    © Sean Pavone / 123RF
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    Sunset over Guilin

    Guilin is a popular destination with young Chinese newlyweds for a honeymoon.

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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination China

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