The Guangxi region of southern China is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Soaring limestone karsts and tumbling rice terraces line the banks of the Li River, that floats peacefully between the cities of Guilin and Yangshuo. This other-worldly landscape is home to traditional tribal villages and ancient customs, including the iconic Li River cormorant fishermen.
In stark contrast to China’s bustling cities, the beauty and tranquillity of the Guanxi region is simply breathtaking. Explore the Dragon’s Backbone rice terraces of Longsheng and float peacefully down the Li River onboard a traditional bamboo raft, watching rural life slowly pass you by. Kaili is the perfect base from which to explore the ethnic minority villages of the Miao people, whose culture, colorful traditional dress and lively festivals offer a glimpse into China’s rural past. Stunning hikes, beautiful cycle rides and gentle river cruises are the perfect way to uncover the many secrets of Guanxi, including the majestic Huangguoshu Falls.