For a slice of paradise, immerse yourself in the picturesque beauty and serenity of Guilin, with its clear blue waters and rolling hills
For a break from the skyscrapers, noisy roads and fast pace of city life, consider holidaying in Guilin in Southern China, where scenic natural sites abound.
The spectacular beauty and the culture-rich minority folk make it an ideal holiday destination for the city dweller.
The Poetic Li River
A key highlight is the Li River, which has been the subject of traditional paintings, poems and is even on the current series of the 20 yuan banknote. With its amazing karstic (limestone scenery) hills, mountains, caves, and streams, this Chinese jewel is truly a magnificent sight to behold.
Take the Li River Cruise, and feast your eyes on this lush landscape of fauna, hills, and crystal-clear waters; you can also see rice paddies, bamboo groves, forests, buffaloes, and fishermen on bamboo rafts.
Jinche Terraced Fields
Witness the visual spectacle of the sprawling green terraced slopes at Jinche Terraced Fields in the Longsheng area during Summer.
During Autumn, the Jinche Terraced Fields transform into layers of golden rice, while in Winter they turn to silvery frost.
Shi Wai Tao Yuan (Shangri-La Park)
For both scenic and cultural sight-seeing, Shangri-La Park offers the best of both worlds with its undulating slopes of plains, rivers and caves.
There is also a theme park showcasing ethnic performances, arts and crafts and native customs.