Famous Landmarks in Guilin

Famous Landmarks in Guilin are name cards of Guilin City, which are Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Longsheng Longji Rice Terrace and Yangshuo County. These famous landmarks are also top attractions in Guilin which tourists should never miss. Now, come with TopGuilinTravel, let’s explore this beautiful city together.
 Famous Landmarks in Guilin
Li River
Li River is the most cream scenic area located in Guilin. It originates from Cat Mountain, extending 427km to Xijiang River at Wuzhou. The Li River has been reputed as a beautiful scroll of traditional Chinese painting.
 
With the representative Karst formation, Li River has difference charming then other normal rivers. The 83 km long Li River runs though Guilin to Yangshuo which is the essence of the scenery of Guilin. There are strange peaks, odds rocks, clear water, and green hills along the river, which make the Li River like a heavenly wonderland. This poetic landscape is featured by “the green hills, blue waters, bizarre caverns and weird rocks” as well as “deep pools, perilous shoals, murmuring springs and roaring waterfalls”
 
 
After the boat excursion, tourists could stay until evening in Yangshou to watch the night show “Impression of Liu Sanjie”.
 
Recommended tour: 4 Days Guilin Highlight Tour (Li River, Seven Star Park, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill)
 


Elephant Trunk Hill
 Famous Landmarks in Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill, located at the conjunction of Li River and Peach Blossom River, is a famous spot and also the badge of Guilin City.
 
It looks like a huge elephant drinking water from the Li River, hence the name. Elephant Trunk Hill is an amazing work of the nature. The whole hill is a pure limestone which lay at the seabed 360million years ago.
 
There is a round cave between the body and trunk of the elephant. This cave is named “Moon-over-Water”, because in moon night, the whole looks like a full moon with a full moon reflection in the Li River. On the back of the elephant, there is a pagoda built in Ming Dynasty. Yunfeng Temple lies on the foot of the hill and there is f "The Revolution of the Taiping Heavenly Kindow in Guilin" exhibited in the temple.
 
Recommended Tour: 5 Days Relaxing Tour to the Countryside (Li River, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven Star Park, Moon Hill, Big Banyan Tree)
 

 
Reed Flute Cave
 Famous Landmarks in Guilin
Located at Guangming Hill, Reed Flute Cave is an amazing karst cave by Peach Blossom River. It is just 5km away from Guilin downtown. It has received millions tourists from both domestic and abroad.
 
It is a magic fairyland which boasts stalagmites, stalactites, curtains, flowers and stone columns in various shapes and colors. Around the cave, there reeds grow verdantly, and it is said that the reeds could be made into flute which can produce beautiful music. And this is the derivation of the name.
 
The cave is 240m long with a touring distance of 500m. The U-shaped sight-seeing route takes visitors about one hour to enjoy the different spots inside the cave. The spots here are named fancy or poetic names such as Dragon Pagoda, Crystal Palace, Virgin Forest, Flower and Fruit Mountain and some other interesting names. It is very pleasure to listen to romantic or fairy stories while appreciating the stone formation inside the Cave.
 
Recommended tour: 4 Days Guilin Highlight Tour (Li River, Seven Star Park, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill)
 

 Famous Landmarks in Guilin
Longsheng Longji Rice Terrace
 
Longsheng Longji Rice Terrace, located in Longshen County, is the famous landmark of Guilin City. It is about 100 km from Guilin downtown. First cultivate in Yuan Dynasty, Longji Rice Terrace has a history of over 700 years. Still used now for growing rice, it also becomes a attractive spots for tourists from both domestic and abroad.
 
The scenic area covers and area of 66 square kilometers. The most of the grade of the slops is between 26° to 35°, some even reaches 50°. The scenes of the rive terrace changes from season to season. In spring, the terraces are full of water, making the terrace looks like several silver. In summer, green waves of the rice flowing on the terrace. In Autumn, yellow, and dropping ears of rice shows the good harvest. In winter, snow covers the terrace, making here a jade world.


Yangshuo

Famous Landmarks in Guilin
Located in the north part of Guangxi, 65 km away from Guilin City, there lies Yangshuo County, a dreamland of beautiful scenery. It is well-known that “It is Guilin landscape tops those of elsewhere, and Yangshuo landscape tops that of Guilin”. Yangshuo is a must-see county which you should never miss.
 
The Yangshuo area is a destination with exceptional topography and immense potential for tourism development. The Yangshuo Landscape refers to the Li River scene from Yangdi extending south to Yangshuo County. The hills in Yangshuo features by its quantity, odd shape and elegant form. For example, ShuTong Mountain just looks like an ancient attendant of a scholar reading books and leaning on another mountain; the Painting Hill is a hill with colorful stone lines that makes the hill like a painting when seeing in distance; Xilang Hill stands tall and straight, elegant and unconventional which just like an learned and refined gentleman.. Xingping Ancient Town is the cream of the scenery of Li River in Yangshou, which is also a must-see attraction of your Guilin Tour.
 
Recommended Tour: 4 Days In-depth Yangshuo Hiking and Cycling Tour (Li River Hiking, Yangshuo Countriside Cycling, Yulong River Drifting, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill)

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