Guilin Attractions
Embraced by lofty hills with the winding Li River flowing through, Guilin boasts magnificent natural beauty and many precious cultural relics, most famously the Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Seven-Star Park, Folded Brocade Hill…

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Charming Li RiverOne of China's top tourist destinations, the Li River is honored to be the largest and most beautiful karst gallery of the world, making it a must see during your Guilin vacation.

As it sparkles in the sunlight, the river meanders through lush mountains like a liquid jade belt. The essence of the Li River is well represented in the section from Guilin to Yangshuo. A cruise between the two places offers you the best way to appreciate the scenery.
YangshuoLocated 40 miles (65 kilometers) away from Guilin, the passing-by Li River releases all her glamour in this town.

Besides drifting on a bamboo raft, you can also rent a bike and ride along the Ten-Mile Gallery to view the scenes. As one of the most beautiful counties of China, Yangshuo presents peaceful rural scenery with distinctive log cabins dotted among wide fields and terraces.
Elephant Trunk HillAt the confluence of the Taohua River and the Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill is the landmark in downtown Guilin and also a highlight of the Li River. It is like a giant elephant drinking water from the river.

The semicircle cave between its legs and trunk is called Water Moon Cave. Together with its reflection, it looks like a round moon on the river.
Reed Flute CaveIt is one of the most beautiful karst caves in the northwest suburb. Stalactites there are of various shapes, like lions, pagodas, forests and waterfalls.

With clever use of the lights, the cave looks even more gorgeous. Walking through the stalactites makes you feel like you are inside of a magnificent crystal palace.
Seven-Star ParkSeven-Star Park is located on the east bank of Li River, opposite Elephant Trunk Hill.

The park got its name because its seven peaks form the shape of the Big Dipper. This park is well known for its oddly-shaped peaks, stunning caves, clear water, and exquisite natural landscapes.
Dragon's Backbone Rice TerracesThe large-scale terraces of this scenic area reveal the original rural scenery ofLongsheng, 56 miles (90 kilometers) away from Guilin. It is inside a village, which gathers ethnic groups of Zhuang and Yao. Local people still plant crops in the field for a living. Not only can you view the splendid natural scenes, but also have a glimpse of genuine folk life and culture of the two minorities.

Keynote Speakers

  • K M Liew

    Professor, China

    He is the Head of Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering and Chair Professor of Civil Engineering, City University of Hong Kong.

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