Top 3 Guilin’s Local Cuisine

No visit to Guilin is complete without tasting some of the local food. Besides its unique karst landscape, Guilin’s local cuisine is quite special. The 3 delicacies below are highly recommended for your Guilin tours.

Guilin Rice Noodles
Guilin rice noodles are the No.1 breakfast choice for the local people of the Guilin area. The noodles are made from rice flour, either round or flat. They are cooked in boiling water, and served with pork, beef, beans, peanuts, soup and sauce. There are also various pickles and condiments that you can add to your noodles. In Guilin, it is easy to find a noodle restaurant within 100m of any town or city area.

Guilin Rice Noodles

Guilin Rice Noodles

Yangshuo Beer Fish
Beer Fish is a most renowned local specialty in Yangshuo. First, a whole fresh-caught fish from Li River is fried in a wok; After browning the skin side of the fish, local beer is added along with tomatoes, pickled chilis, peppers, oyster sauce, ginger and scallions. People are amazed at how delicious the fish’s skin is and how fresh and tender the meat is.

Yangshuo Beer Fish

Yangshuo Beer Fish

Lipu Taro Looped Meat
Lipu Taro Looped Meat is a popular dish served in the traditional Guilin banquets. The dish is made of pork, taro from Lipu county, bean curd and various other ingredients. Pork and taro cubes are fried separately and then steamed together; thus, each piece is golden on the outside and soft, juicy and flavorful on the inside. Almost every restaurants in Guilin serve this dish.

Lipu Taro Looped Meat,Guilin Cuisine

Lipu Taro Looped Meat

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Yangshuo Climbing Festival 2012

The fifth annual Yangshuo Climbing Festival ran from November 9th to 11th, 2012. About 500 climbers from throughout China and 12 other countries got together to attend the event.

Yangshuo Climbing Festival 2012

Poster of Yangshuo Climbing Festival 2012

This year’s festival program includes treasure hunt, men/women bouldering competition, best photo contest, climbing music festival, gibbon slacklining competition, CMDI climbing skills clinics, cross-country mountain bike race, and more.

Since the first festival was held in 2008, it has grown to be China’s most popular climbing festival. It aims to promote the development of rock climbing as a new sport in China and to help build a sense of community amongst climbers in China and from around the world.

Yangshuo Climbing Festival 2012

Yangshuo Rock Climbing, Guilin

For rock climbers, Yangshuo is a magic place covered vastly with karst peaks. The limestone cliffs make for ideal conditions, and the many mountains offer varied routes for all levels. There are eight major peaks in regular use, already providing more than 250 bolted climbs. And, new climbing routes are being set almost every day. Yangshuo is fast becoming one of the hottest climbing destinations in Asia.