As a Chinese saying goes, Guilin’s scenery is best among all under heaven. The scenic city lies in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of far southern China, with a total area of 27,809 square kilometres. Picturesque Li River winding through the city with peaks mushroomed inside, makes Guilin a popular city for sightseeing.
Yangshuo is a very picturesque smaller town downstream of Guilin. It features the incredible karst scenery, beautiful mountains, rivers, caves, and much more. Not just a sight-seeing place; there are weeks of exploratng possibilities here, by cruise, bamboo rafting, cycling, trekking, rock climbing, and much more.
Longsheng, with its famous Longji rice terraces, offers great hiking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Four- to five-hour trek through minority villages of Zhuang, Dong and Yao, dotting with China’s most spectacularly terraced slopes. Then, enjoy a relaxed spa at natural Longsheng Hot Spring.