Guilin travel Tips for Tourists

Welcome to Guilin - the base of China Odyssey Tours! We are honored to have this opportunity to provide you with these useful Guilin travel tips before you come to visit us. Click each sentence to get useful travel tips for the Guilin tour. It will help you explore the charm of Li River, Guilin city, Yangshuo and Longsheng(Longji). May you have a wonderful vacation in Guilin!

Yangshuo Travel Tips:

What can we do in Yangshuo when it rains?

Li River Travel & Cruise Tips:

Is the Li River cruise similar to the Yangtze River cruise? What differences?
How many routes to tour the Li River? What are they?
- Can tourists take fast boats on the Li River? How long does it last?
  Yes. Fast boat cruising from Guilin to Yangshuo takes approximately 2 hours.

Longsheng Travel Tips:

When is the best travel time to the rice terraces in Longsheng?
When is the irrigation time for Longsheng, and Longji Rice terraces to be filled with water?
Packing list when traveling to Longsheng?
  You will need a pair of trekking boots or strong and comfortable shoes, a couple of pairs of socks, an umbrella, solid food, water, comfortable clothes and trousers, telecommunication equipment, a camera, first-aid medicines, and a compass.

FAQ about Booking Guilin Tours at China Odyssey Tours:

I want to spend a family holiday in Guilin. Will both adults and children have a good time?
Can you design an unforgettable honeymoon tour in Guilin for us?
Our school will organize a summer camp in Guilin, can you arrange it?

Besides, we've prepared practical information for you to get some general ideas about Guilin travel.

1. What is the weather like in Guilin and when is the best time to travel there?

Guilin, the most picturesque city in Guangxi Province has four distinct seasons. In winter, it very rarely gets below freezing, but it is usually rainy, which makes it feel colder than it is. Summers are hot and humid, so the best time to travel to Guilin is during the spring and fall.

2. What should I take along with me while traveling to Guilin?

It is recommended that you bring comfortable shoes. You will undoubtedly be doing a lot of walking, so comfortable shoes are a must. Sunscreen is recommended, as well as carrying bottled water with you. Since Guilin is located in a subtropical zone and has a rainy season, it is recommended you bring an umbrella. If you are a photography lover, do not forget your camera, film, and batteries, or you will never forgive yourself.

3. What kind of vehicles is available for getting around in Guilin?

In Guilin, there are many options for getting around, such as taxis, buses, minibusses, pedicabs and, of course, your private driver. There are also cars and bicycles for rent.

4. What are accommodations like?

Guilin, being a modern tourist city, has hotels to meet every visitor's requirements. Guilin has many star-rated hotels. In some areas like Longsheng, star-rated hotels are not available, but staying in a local minority family home and witnessing their hospitality is a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

5. What cuisine options are there in Guilin?

Are there other options besides only local foods? The cuisine available in Guilin is quite diverse. The local food in Guilin has an almost endless variety and is far more delicious than anything you can find in a "Chinese" restaurant in the West. We are certain you will love it. There are also many Western restaurants in Guilin as well as fast food restaurants such as McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and KFC.

6. What are the currency and the ATM system in Guilin like?

Foreign currencies cannot be used directly in Guilin, but you can exchange your money at the many Bank of China outlets throughout the province. Most major hotels in Guilin will accept major credit cards. Your hotels can also change money for you, and ATMs are easy to find.

7. Will there be problems with the language barrier?

Visitors to Guilin do not need to worry about the language barrier. Each visitor will have an English-speaking tour guide, and most of the staff in the star-rated hotels can speak English.

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