Guilin is reputed as being one of the world's most beautiful places with its karst landscapes, clean rivers, idyllic countryside, majestic rice terraces, and ethnic minorities. It is in South China's Guangxi Region, close to Hong Kong and Guangzhou to the southeast. Although Guilin is not as modern as Shanghai or not so politically important like Beijing, it is a great tourist city with the focus of world attention.
Guilin is a historical and cultural city as well as a tourist wonderland of fame. It literally means "Cassia Tree Forest", named for the local cassia trees, whose scent wafts through the city in autumn. Guilin is a clean city with charming waterfront and ever-changing moods. Hills and parks mottle the urban landscape. Breathtaking sights namely Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, Seven Star Park etc. are just like magnet to visitors, attracting a myriad of people each year to come and leave their beautiful memories here.
From splendid restaurants to local snacks, tourists from around the world are sure to find that your need is met beyond your expectations. The most popular local snacks include rice noodles, nun noodles, chestnut glutinous rice dumplings, stewed duck with gingko, lotus-leaf duck and stewed duck with ginger.
In the city, you can shop a lot of Guilin-styled commodities and souvenirs such as Guilin's Three Treasures-Sanhua alcohol, Guilin fermented bean curd and Guilin chili sauce, Yangshuo painted fan, Guilin stone sculptures etc. to present as gifts to your family members, relatives and friends.
Guilin is a well-developed tourist city with well-equipped hotels, convenient transportation and professional tour guides. You can arrive in Guilin by air, by train or by bus and rent a bike or take free buses to get around. From luxury hotels to budget hostels, from time-honored restaurants to authentic local snacks, it is no doubt that your need will be met beyond your expectations.