Format: 8.4 x 5.8 /Colour/ Pages: 158
Since the 1980s, Guilin’s reputation as the quintessence of Chinese pastoral beauty has made it one of the country’s top travel destinations. From its source high in the Mao-er Mountains the Li River sweeps south towards Guilin and into the world’s imagination. The phantasmagoric karst scenery together with intriguing cultural riches make Guilin a China travel destination of world significance. The idyllic countryside near Yangshuo is a sublime spot for cycling, hiking and boating, while the karst hills offer spectacular climbing and caving. Another draw is the chance to learn more about ethnic minority peoples such as the Zhuang and Yao who inhabit what was long a wild area on the western edges of empire.
- Multiple routes for biking and hiking.
- Climbing and caving guide: 25+ crags and caves!
- Boating the Yulong River.
- Includes maps, itineraries, and directories.
- Introduces ethnic minority cultures.
- Covers little-known hidden gems in the outer counties.