If you’re tired of Chinese-style hotels, splash out on the money-no-object, local branch of the Shang. Sure, it’s location is slightly...
Two Rivers Four Lakes
This boat ride around Guìlín does a loop of the Lí River and the city’s lakes. Prices vary from ¥150 to ¥340 for 90 minutes, depending...
Mùlóng Lake Park
Looking like a greenhouse with colourful armchairs, this peaceful cafe by the picturesque Róng Lake offers a lovely getaway. It's even...
A modern restaurant jam-packed with middle-class locals who come for the generously plated wild boar, rabbit and cured meat dishes. If...
榕湖; Róng Hú · interesting places nearby
City Wall information
On the northern shore of Róng Lake , and strikingly illuminated at night, the South Gate (南门; Nán Mén) is the only surviving section of the original Song-dynasty city wall (城墙; chéng qiáng ). The area is abuzz with activity and is a good place to watch locals practising taichi, calligraphy and dancing.
About 1km north of Folded Brocade Hill (叠彩山; Diécăi Shān) is the partly reconstructed East Gate (东镇门; Dōngzhèn Mén), flanked by crumbling sections of the original wall. To reach the East Gate, take bus 1 or 2 and get off at the Dōngzhèn Lù stop, then turn right down the road of the same name. Alternatively, it’s a short walk or cycle north along the riverbank, just east of the entrance to Folded Brocade Hill.