Guangxi & Around
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, colourful 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.
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Banyan Tree Yangshuo
Yangshuo, Guangxi & Around, China
Best for: Adventure, Culture, Cruise
Banyan Tree Resort, located just outside of Yangshuo is blessed with the spectacular backdrop of the limestone mountains and rivers. Styled as a picturesque river town, the hotel beautifully and sympathetically incorporates the region's natural beauty.
Li An Lodge
Longsheng, Guangxi & Around, China
Best for: Couples, Culture, Adventure
Li-An Lodge, perched on the top of the Longji Terraces in Longsheng County, offers incredible views over the stepped rice terraces below. With unique character and just 16 individually designed rooms, this is without doubt the highlight hotel in Ping'an.
Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin
Guilin, Guangxi & Around, China
Best for: Adventure, Culture, Cruise, Fishing
Overlooking the Li River with its breathtaking rock formations and surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, the Shangri-La Guilin provides the perfect base from which to explore the stunning scenery of the surrounding area.