Famous for its dramatic landscape of limestone karst hills and the gently undulating Li River, Guilin is one of the most scenic destinations in China. The subtropical climate makes this rural corner of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region incredibly lush, with bamboo forests covering the entrances to vast subterranean cave networks and lining the beautiful waterways.
With history dating back to the Northern Song Dynasty, Guilin’s history is as rich and diverse as its awe-inspiring landscapes. Chinese literature has long described this stunning terrain as the ‘best under heaven’, with its soaring limestone hills and peaceful river scenery. Ethnic minorities, river cruises, rice terraces and mountain villages make Guilin an essential destination for keen photographers and nature lovers alike.
Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin
Guilin, Guangxi & Around, China
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.