Guangxi

Sights

Top ChoiceViewpoint in Longji Rice Terraces

Rice Terraces

Rice Terraces

Longji's famed rice terraces have been luring travellers to the region for decades to witness some of China's most spectacular scenery. Rising to 1000m, they are an amazing feat of farm engineering on hills...

Top ChoiceCave in Leye

Dashiwei Scenic Area

Located 15km northwest from Leye is this geopark famous for its sinkholes set amid an environment of karst landforms, caves and underground rivers. From the ticket office, you're transferred to an electric cart...

Top ChoiceCave in Leye

Chuandong Sinkhole

A one-hour walking circuit loops you past limestone caves, primeval vegetation and an underground river in this sinkhole that reaches 312m in height. Trek to the sinkhole's bottom via an ethereal-looking cavern...

Top ChoiceNational Park in Ziyuan

Bajiaozhai National Geopark

This park is named after eight Danxia stone peaks that lie near the border with Hunan. Round, isolated, featuring ringlike troughs and leaning 45 degrees in the same direction, these spectacular formations...

Top ChoiceBridge in Sanjiang

Chengyang Bridge

In the district of Chengyang, around 18km north of Sanjiang, Chéngyángqiáo is the grandest of over 100 nail-less Wind and Rain Bridges in the area. This photogenic black-and-white structure (78m) was built from...

Top ChoiceCave in Leye

Luomei Lotus Cave

This 970m-long underground river cave shelters the world's largest collection of lotus-shaped limestone formations. While the artificial illumination spoils the natural beauty, giving the cave an unmistakable...

Top ChoiceLake in Guilin

Rong Lake

Rong Lake (literally, Banyan Lake), named for an ancient Chinese banyan on its shore, and its adjoining Shan Lake are an oasis of calm in the urban hub of Guilin. It has no shortage of local charm, with a walking...

Top ChoiceChurch in Weizhou Island

Weizhou Catholic Church

Quite an incredible sight, this church was built in 1880 with coral and volcanic rocks from the seabed in a neo-Gothic style. Rather formidable despite its modest size, the church was constructed by French...

Top ChoiceViewpoint in Xingping

Damian Mountain

For truly spectacular outlooks over the region's famed karst topography, take the sweaty 45-minute trek up to the top of this jungle-clad mountain. Combined with views of the Li River, the sight of these jagged...

Village in Guilin

Jiangtouzhou Ancient Town

The 1000-year-old village of Jiangtouzhou is tucked away among farmland 32km north of Guilin. The mostly abandoned village has layers of old-world charm, with its labyrinth of cobblestone alleyways lined with...

Waterfall in Guangxi

Detian Waterfall

Detian Waterfall belongs to the Chungui River (春归河, Chūnguīhé), which flows between China and Vietnam. The river is only 30m across in this upstream section, which means that people on both sides can see each...

Canyon in Guangxi

Tongling Grand Canyon

Located in Baise prefecture (百色市), Jingxi County (靖西县), the name of this gorge means 'Connected to the Spirit World'. You will certainly feel spiritual as you descend narrow flights of stairs down to a large...

Hill in Li River

Moon Hill

A 30-minute – extremely sweaty – climb up steps to the magnificent natural arch that adorns Moon Hill (380m) is rewarded with both lost calories and some exhilarating views of surrounding peaks and the tapestry...

Hill in Guilin

Elephant Trunk Hill

At the southern end of Guilin where the Li River and the Taohua River converge is one of Guilin's best-promoted sights, Elephant Trunk Hill. Unlike other misshapen lumps of rock with tenuous names extracted from...

River in Li River

Yulong River

The scenery along this small river about 6km southwest of Yangshuo is breathtaking, and best enjoyed by bamboo raft. Though the set-up for the rafting has become very touristy and overregulated (it's now all...

Archaeological Site in Pingxiang

Huashan Cliff Murals

Close to the Vietnam border, the enigmatic Hua Mountain Cliff Murals, 2000-year-old rock paintings of people and animals on sheer cliff faces, are one of the undisputed highlights of Guangxi. The red-painted...

Village in Nanning

Yangmei

A former market town on the Yong River (邕江, Yōng Jiāng), Yangmei was founded a millennium ago and flourished in the 17th century, earning the nickname 'Little Nanning'. Spend a couple of hours wandering the...

Village in Li River

Longtan Village

This fascinating village about 1.5km beyond Moon Hill is a treasure trove of traditional Qing dynasty architecture. Beyond the initial, slightly cheesy scenic area at the beginning, you reach the village proper,...

Mountain in Ziyuan

Guilin Tianmen Mountain Scenic Area

Tianmen (not to be confused with Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Hunan) is home to proud cliffs, sharp ravines and dramatic waterfalls of Danxia topography, but also lush subtropical foliage, clusters of...