Characterized by marvelous seaside scenery and full-bodied ethnic customs, Guangxi is blessed with colorful resources and is an imposing region for sightseeing.
With beautiful, fairytale images of rustic farm life set against tranquil lakes, terraced rice fields and a backdrop of jagged limestone karst peaks, the natural scenery of Guangxi's countryside appears timeless and instantly familiar. It is perhaps here more than anywhere else that one finds the closest representation of the classic Chinese landscapes depicted in traditional calligraphy paintings.
Today, Guangxi is a top travel destination in China. From touring Chinese families to free-roaming backpackers, tourists flock to the towns of Guilin and Yangshou to soak up views of world-famous limestone peaks or enjoy cruises down the picturesque Li River. For the more adventurous, outdoor activities such as cave exploration and hiking along the Dragon's Back Rice Terraces abound. More off the beaten path, one can visit the northern border area for a glimpse of minority village life. With an abundance of natural landscapes and a long tradition of tourism, Guangxi offers something interesting to travelers of every type.
Guilin, a popular tourist venue in China, is famous for its beautiful landscape. The picturesque Karst scenery along the Li River down from Guilin to Yangshuo has made the city well known to foreigners. The cruise is an unforgettable experience. In addition, attractions in the city are well worth a visit. Besides, the many ethnic minorities represented here the cultural life of the city. Each minority has its own unique customs and festivals and this means that they are much more abundant here than in many other places elsewhere in China.
Yangshuo, the end of the Li River cruise, is a small but peaceful town with stunning country scenery. The town's West Street, lined with western cafes, restaurants and hotels has welcomed countless foreigners from all over the world and is known as "the Earth Village in China". The city is an excellent place for bicyclists and backpackers. Small villages hide behind paddies; water buffalos patrol the fields while fishermen boat on the river.
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