Please could someone help. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 young children arriving in Guilin at the beginning of September 2013. We would like to spend the 1st night in Guilin (as our flight arrives at night) and make our way to the rice fields the following morning. We would like to avoid other tourist as much as possible however get to see the various villages and spend some time with the locals. As we have 2 young children, it will be difficult to do any long hiking trips.
We have had so many various quotes for private taxi driver for the day, however it seems so expensive! Please could someone give me an idea of a realistic price we can expect to pay for a driver for the day. After our visit to the rice fields, we need our driver to take us to our hotel in Yangshuo.
Is it worth considering only having a taxi take us from Guilin and drop us off at Dazhai and we make our own way around the villages. How much would this taxi cost us and will it be easy enough for us to get a taxi back to Yangshuo?
How much can we expect to pay for a taxi from Dazhai to Yangshuo?
Are there any other villages around the rice fields that are less visited by tourists that you would recommend for us to see?
I also have another question:
We would like to book an overnight soft sleeper train from Guilin to Shenzen. Please could someone let me know what the train number is, what time it leaves Guilin and also how much the 4 soft sleeper carriage costs. How can I book this from overseas?
Thank you so much,
Hi All! I'm thinking about moving to Guilin, so did my research on the city. Accidentally, I read some stories online where travellers said they encountered huge spiders in their accomodation (hotels and apartments). I don't panic much about nonvenomous, small spiders, though I still dislike them, but one of my biggest fear is that I will encounter a spider in my room that is way too big to be killed with my slippers.... Did any of you had any unpleasant experience with such creatures in the city? Was it because the place wasn't cleaned properly or is this an everyday thing? Thanks!
Dear fellow Vts....Do you know if there is any bus service at Guilin airport directly to Liuzhou? Thanks.
I visited Yangshuo in 2007 for 3 days and will return to Guilin in October and stay in a hostel. I want to travel in this area but am a lone traveller.
I want some advise. I have 2 weeks in China and this will be my 2nd week. I fly out from HK at the end of my travels, so would 6 nights be too long in Guilin or should I stay maybe 3 and move on. With not much time to spare I do not want to spend my time travelling too much. If there are many places to visit around Guilin then I might find it better relaxing there.
If there are places of interest on the route back to HK anyone might recommend that might be an option too
Hoping there's someone out there that can help us with some ideas for best enjoying our time in Guilin and Yangshuo.
We are going to be flying in around the 1st of March. We have no time line so can plan any amount of time wherever.
Some basic questions would be. 1. Best way to get from airport to hotel.2. Any recommendations for a nice hotel 3 or 4 star type. 3. Taking the river down to Yangshuo (best place to buy tx). 4. Hotel stay in Yangshuo. 5 Things to do in Yangshuo. We would like to bicycle around the country side. 6. How to get from Yangshuo to the Guilin airport. Or, training from Guilin/Yangshuo to Guangzhou.
I know this is a lot to ask but any help would be greatly apreciated.
Safe travels to all,
Greg & Jane
I will travel for holiday from 23 August until 1 September 2011.
Heard from my friend, 桂林 漓江 阳朔 is arid now but from online weather forecast, it rain everyday. I'm not sure which info is real.
Anyone from Guilin can tell me the actual situation there?
What is the cheapest boat tours available? Also does anyone know the train schedule from Xian to Guilin and how to book a ticket? Thanks
so after reading a bit of this forum I have decided my stay of 6 nights in Guilin is going to be too long???
better off in Yangshuo??
early oct.. nice temp??
Hi, my husband may be going to Guangzhou for business trip in the next two months. Our plan is this - i will meet him there and we will go Guillin together. Would you please advise what is the best way to travel? Would you advise we stay 1 night in Guilin or we can head straight to Yangshou? Any cost saving tips would be very much appreciated =)
will it be cold? too crowded?
what are the must for me to visit if time is not a lot for us.
we will arrive on train from BJ to Guilin. prob stay for one night, then what do I need to go from there?
1) YangShuo first? stay 1 night or 2?
2) li river? do I do this before Yangshuo
whatelse are the must? should I use bus for most of my traveling in GUangXi?
is it easy to buy bus ticket on the spot?
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Hi! I'm making hotel reservations to stay one night in downtown guilin. The online booking service offered to arrange an airport "see-off service" on the morning we leave. The price they offered is 450 RMB for one vehicle. Can't I find a taxi for less than that? Even at 6am?
Planning to visit Guilin in Dec with my family. Is this good time to visit ?
Thanks in advance for any advices.
I will be in Guilin and Yanshuo from the 15 to 20th of October. I would love to see and photograph the rice terraces in Longji it they are not completely harvested by then. I have read that typically the rice harvest starts end of September but haven't found anything about how long it takes until everything is cut and what the expected dates are for this year, if it varies.
I would hate to have dedicated 2 days for the region and find just plain earth. Does anyone have good information in what condition the terraces will be this year mid October, or what they looked like in previous years if it tends to be pretty similar every year?
staying at shangri la hotel ..what is the cost of a taxi to get to the western boat li cruise docking site?
what does a typical taxi cost to get back to Guilin fron the end of cruise point of the Li River cruise ?
can you see comerant evening fishing in Yangshou or should you look for it in Guilin
I have just booked a trip to Guilin with my 6o year old mother in January next year. I am just being told that January is a BAD BAD time to visit Guilin as the weather is going to be trementrously cold. I am beginning to regret my decision to book the trip and contemplating cancelling the tickets and loose all my money.
Can anybody give me some advice to go ahead or not? Being a first timer to China, i have no idea at all regarding winter and being Malaysian, we have no winter here! Will it be too cold to travel? can my mom withstand the weather? will we be able to enjoy the place since it is so cold? Please advise.Thank you.
I'll be visiting Guilin and Yangshou for a total of 8 nights with a day trip to Longsheng to see the rice terraces in November. Is it advisable to get the japanese encephalitis vaccination? From what I've read it sounds like its advisable when there's coexisting rice and pig farming. Pretty sure that I'll be OK in Guilin as its more built up but Yangshou and Longsheng are more rural. Doing the typical tourist sites will I be OK without the vaccination?
I will fly into Guilin late at night and I have only one full day before I leave again. I came to float the River and see the peaks. I have a hotel reservation in Yangshuo but now I realize that I will need to take a cab for over an hour to Yangshuo to get to my hotel and then get another ride for 40 minutes to float the river. Then I'll need to drive another hour back to Guilin the next morning to catch my plane. I wanted to do a raft instead of a big touristy boat but I wonder if I have created a bunch of extra travel time for myself. Does anyone have an opinion about the logistics of this? Should I just stay in Guilin, float down and hang out with a tour in Yangshuo and return with the tour to Guilin? Is it too much work to try and get a good float in from Yangshou for just one day in the area? Thanks!
I am trying to organise train travel from Guangzhou to Gualin and need to know what you actuall get with "soft bottom sleeper", do you actually get a private cubical or just a bunk with curtain?
We think we need to take the K36/37 from Guangzhou and would like to know if you need to change trains as I would have to that in the middle of the night. Also I saw a reference to someone taking the T38 from Guangzhou to Gualin however the time tables I saw seamed to indicate that the T38 ran from Shenzhen to guailin but didnt list a stop in Guangzhou. Can anyone give me any advice.
Me and a few friends are planning to travel to Guilin on August 9.
Is this a good time to go?
Could you please recommend some activities for us.
Hello can any one guide me for a tour package for three nights at Guilin, from travel agents its turning out to be very expensive. We are two adults & a kid. we will be reaching Guilin from Shenzhen on 2'nd july 2010 & will be back to Shenzhen on 5'th July.
I need hotel package and sight seeing package.
Can anyone tell me the approximate cost of a taxi from Guilin airport to the town centre and also from the town centre to Reed Flute Cave and back again?
Can I know the charges for any tour service for 1 day in Guilin and another day in Yangshuo for 2 person? As, we are going to stay in Yangshuo(hotel booked) but we need at least a day trip tour service in Guilin. Any recommendation for a nice & budget local tour guide?
Please note that we only need tour service. (Exclude accommodation)Thx!
I will be going to Quilin on 28th Mar for 3 nights,and I heard that the drought situation there is rather serious and that the River cruise and the Shows arecancelled.
Can someone advise me regarding this and if they are cancelled can you help me with suggestions of how to make up for them.
Im booked to saty in Quilin for 3 nights. I wish to see the Liu Shanjia show in Yangshou. Is it possibleto see the show there but stay in Quilin city?
In Guilin, I will be visiting the following places. I was just wondering how many days should I roughly be spending in altogether here?
Elephant Trunk Hill
Seven Star Park
Reed Flute Cave
I will be bringing a group of 6 pax arriving in Guilin
We intend to stay 3N in Guilin (Fubo Hotel) upon arrival from Malaysia
Then we would like to stay in Yangshuo ; 2N in (Yangshuo Mountain Retreat) and next 2N in (Rosewood Inn).
Can anyone provide me with contact for a private (English speaking)local guide and transport for us for during our 8D 7N stay?
I'm planning to arrive into Guilin around the first week in November to see a part of China that I've always wanted to see. After doing some reading, I discovered that Guilin itself is actually NOT the place to visit for the beautiful scenery but a town called Yangshuo and also a place called Longsheng. However, it seems that Guilin does have some interesting places to visit as well.
I've therefore split the places to visit into Guilin, Yangshuo and Longsheng. Is this the best combination to have to make the most of my time in this area? My plan is to spend about 10 days in this area after coming from Hong Kong.
So far, these are the places that I would like to see whilst in this area:
Seven Star Park
Elephant Trunk Hill
Reed Flute Cave
Solitary Beauty Peak
Folded Brocade Hill
Big Banyan Tree
See Corrmorant Fishing
Li River Cruise
Dragon Backbone Terraces
How many days should I allow in each town to see the places I've listed?
What is the best way to organise my days to see these places?
Are there anymore places to consider or should I remove some from my list?
Is the beginning of November a good time to visit Guilin? I've been to Hong Kong around October and November before and found the weather ideal but is it also good in Guilin?
Should I base myself in Guilin for a few days and then move onto Yangshuo?
Thanks for any advice!
Originally we planned end April-May, but from many comments we read it looks like there is a lot of rainy days.... Now we are thinking that November could be a good alternative.
We would appreciate all suggestions concerning this item.
Thanks a lot.
Gina from Rome
Looking for some advice in regards to the following questions for my trip to Guilin. I’m on a tight itinerary and trying to fit in as much as possible. Also, traveling independently as a female and while I got the Mandarin CDs for my Ipod, I’m not anticipating fluency by my March departure. Ha ha!
Anyway, a big thanks to everyone in advance for your suggestions. Will probably be back soon with the Hong Kong questions after doing some initial research…
1) Recommendation of any independent guides in Guilin?
2) Is a night cruise to see Guilin lit up worth it or should I get to the Lijiang hotel for the 15 minute water show?
3) I am staying 2 nights at Jing guan Minglou on Ronghu Nanlu, is this in walking distance to the Glass bridge?
4) a-What would an estimated private taxi cost me to do Reed Flute, Elephan Hill and Sol Beauty Peak? b- Can this all be accomplished from say 2:00 to 6:00 PM? c- Looking at a map Gullin appears tiny, perhaps I can walk to these sites with the exception of Reed Fl).
5) In need of a tour group for the 1 day Longsheng rice terraces trip. I know its better to stay a night up there but I do not have the time. I want to get there as early in the morning as possible (I know its few hrs ride). I have read some horror stories of people being dragged to some show before the terraces and if you choose not to pay, you have to sit and wait on bus. So I really need a dependable recommendation. Also do all tours provide time in a village perhaps Ping’an?
6) I will be headed to Yangshuo with a fairly large bag. I would like to take a small boat and make this as drama/hassle free as possible. I do not care about lunch and English info, yet I do not know how crowded taking the smaller Chinese boats would be? I am a bit unclear as I just keep reading the tourist boats are big and there are tons of them.
Thanks again everyone. First posted this just under China and not Guilin, so sorry if it was technically double posted.
What is the quickest and easiest way from Yangshuo to Sanya? (except flying)