Things to do in Guilin



“I am in love with cities I have never been to and people I have never met.”

Travelling to new places is one of the dreams of almost every person and you can afford that luxury, consider yourself lucky and blessed.

Also, when you live in a beautiful world that surrounds you with amazing people, food, cultures, history, stories, traditions and natural beauty to share, you ought to plan of visiting different cities and countries in the world on the hunt of experience to gain, adventure to feel and stories to tell.

So, dear traveller, have you decided your next destination yet? Let us help you if you haven’t already.

Here’s a mini yet detailed guide on things to do in Guilin. What is it? where is it located? Why you must go there? What to do and what to expect from this city? All such questions have been answered below for you.

The Guilin Guide

“Still round the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.”

New roads and secret gates appear in front of those who dare to do what their instincts ask them to. And we can say that your instinct is asking you to look out for a new place to wander around and explore.

Things to do in Guilin
Things to do in Guilin

And to help you in exploration, we suggest you travel to Guilin. But why Guilin? Because is the ideal place for those who are looking for peace and nature to spend their vacation.

Let’s first know a few facts and common details about Guilin and then enter the tourism part.

Know Guilin:

Famously known as on one of the most beautiful places on the planet, Guilin is city of karts hills, clean rivers, dramatic landscapes, idyllic countryside, majestic rice terraces, and so much more of the mighty and beautiful nature.

The city is situated in southern China and very close to Hong Kong, it has got two of the most famous lakes at it centre. These lakes are called Shanhu and Ronghu, and the Shanhu Lake’s shore is said to have the Sun and Moon together lightning up the sky at night.

Guilin’s Weather and Seasons:

Things to do in Guilin
Things to do in Guilin

Since Guilin is a city more inclined towards the natural habitat, landscapes, lakes and natural vegetation therefore the weather here is generally mild with four seasons.

The spring here are usually sunny and vigorous. Summers are mixed with pleasant rainfalls and the autumn is mostly cool and filled with fresh and cool breeze. Winters are sometimes, sometimes drizzling and mostly cold but not too harsh.

Overall, In Guilin, January has got the coolest climate because the average temperature falls down to 8 C and the hottest month is July with an average temperature rising to 28 C.

Is Guilin worth visiting?

Is Guilin worth visiting?
Is Guilin worth visiting?

If you have heard this name for the first time, then asking this question is not only normal but a must. Afterall, who wants to waste their vacation in a place that isn’t worth visiting?

Talking about Guilin, it’s worth spending a day in there. This is not because of the Guilin town but majorly because of the villages, surrounding sceneries, and abundance of nature.

And not just a day but you can spend at-least 2 to 3 days in Guilin if you are someone who like to spend time in nature with cool breeze, clean surroundings, fresh air, and a quiet place.

If you are into river walks, and exploring some old and quite places, Guilin won’t disappoint you. not to mention, there’s also a town that you can explore and spend a day at to gain some insights into the life of the Guilin people.


Usually, while visiting a new place, we always check out the best time to visit to avoid any blunder by the weather and enjoy in the season that blooms the best at that place.

And when it comes to Guilin, the best time to visit there is from late March to May and late September to throughout November. This is because at these times, the weather of the city is relatively mild and the days are generally sunny with temperatures varying between 20-30°C, as compared to the other months.

Too much of talk about Guilin’s weather, its geography and if its good to visit or not but no traces if any Guilin attractions? Now that’s unfair!

So, let us quickly discuss Guilin tours as well. if you are planning to go there then kindly race yourself and come along with us because this is the major detail about visiting Guilin.

All about Guilin

“Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.”

And being a navigator means following your heart to wherever it takes you, doing things you always wanted to do and visiting places that excites you.

The good thing is that we are already discussing one such place that is exciting and beautiful at the same time.

Now, let us quickly have a look at all the things you can do and places you can visit in Guilin.



As we have discussed above, Guilin is famous for its karst scenery. Apart from that there are several countless imaginatively named hills to climb, caves to explore, rivers to walk around and lakes to cruise.

But the nature filled Guilin’s list of places to visit isn’t over yet. There is so much more to see for a nature enthusiast like the Longji rice terraces where you can witness man working in absolute harmony with the landscape. Another place to see in Guilin is called as Li River and you will be amazed and excited to know that this is one of China’s top tourist destinations for several reasons.

Apart from all that, Guilin has these beautiful places as well and you can explore them to the fullest.

  • Yangshuo,
  • Lijiang Folk Customs Garden,
  • Elephant Trunk Hill,
  • Sun and Moon Pagodas,
  • Reed Flute Cave,
  • Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park,
  • Seven-Star Park,
  • Guilin Two Rivers
  • Four Lakes Resort

And that was a complete list of tourist interest places to see in Guilin. Now let’s talk about more details.


If a pace is filled with rivers, mountains, and landscapes, what do you think can be the potion and level of outdoor activities that you can do at such a place?

The place is clearly filled with nature which ultimately means adventure and Karst hills, rivers, and valley farms make Guilin a spot-on place for all kinds of adventures and outdoor activities like:

  1. Countryside cycling
  2. Camping
  3. Biking
  4. Rock climbing
  5. Boating and river rafting
  6. Swimming

If you have kids and you are planning to take them along to Guilin on a family vacation, then you must be wondering about the popular things.


Things to do in Guilin
Things to do in Guilin

Well, we have prepared suggestions for you in this case as well.

While all the things we have mentioned above are kids friendly and you can take them at each place that we have suggested you above.

There is no such place in Guilin where kinds cannot go, or they won’t enjoy themselves. You can take them to gardens and farms to show them a variety of vegetation, plantation and much more from the beauty book of nature.

You can also take them to the lakes and rivers and make them feel the calm and serenity of waters.

Apart from that, children are usually a fan of gaining knowledge and parents are always on favour of educating their kinds on new topics like culture, history and about the places they visit.

If you would like to plan on doing something similar, take your kids to Guilin cultural tour and make them learn everything that according to you your child should know.

And that’s all folks. We have covered every inch of Guilin for you. now quickly go and visit the city and share your experience with us.

Also, let us know with your personal experiences, if there’s anything else we can add in our Guilin journal


In this huge world, we often look for places that excite us and are usually less visited so that we can be amongst those very few people who can spread the word and share our experiences with the world. Guilin can be one such place for you. A place full of life, nature, and beauty to amaze you. not to forget it has got amazing weather and places where you can do all your adventurous stuff to feel alive and awesome.

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