One of the most picturesque towns in heartland China is Guilin. It offers the best sightseeing places all-round the year. You get to enjoy great fragrances of the flowers and greenery all around.
Some of the attractions that you get to enjoy in Guilin are:
- Reed Flute Cave
Lights used in the cave make it a visual splendor that makes your eyes droll. I loved seeing the spikes and columns depicting various shapes like forests, waterfalls, lions, etc. This is the most beautiful cave in the northwest region. I loved walking through the stalactites.
- Elephant Trunk Peak
Hill is an iconic figure of Guilin. It is seen at the junction of Peach Blossom and Li rivers. The hill has got its name as it looks like a huge elephant dipping its big trunk in the river that is flowing below. It is over 55 meters tall, 100 meters wide and 108 meters long.
- Yangshuo Yulong River
Love adventure and fun rides and hence I decided to visit the Yulong River on a bicycle. You can also take the big raft ride along with the villagers to get a tour of Yangshuo. Some of the activities that can be done here are rafting, bike rides, and swimming.
- Seven Star Park
Are seven peaks in this park and they are seen in the shape of Big Dipper. This is why the park is named as the Seven Star Park. I spent a lot of time in this park as it had these oddly shaped peaks, crystal clear water, eye-catching natural landscapes, and mesmerizing caves.
- Daxu town
It is an ancient town that was formed during the reign of the Song dynasty. There is a 2.3 kilometers long and 2-meter wide local street that house ancient buildings on its sides. Apart from the well-preserved Ming and Qing dynasty homes and architecture, the street has stalls and shops where you get great snacks.