The Giggling Tree

Top choice guest house in Li River

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9.1 out of 10

Simply lovely rooms in a beautiful countryside setting is what's on offer at the Giggling Tree, run by Dutch owners Karst (perfect name) and Paulien. It's an old 23-room farmhouse, just 5km from Yángshuò, with mudbrick buildings, and magnificent scenery right on your doorstep. Rooms are delightful, even the three-bed dorms, with an abundance of polished wood and blue paint all round.

At night, you can hear a pin drop. Both Western and Chinese food is cooked up and you can rent bikes for ¥30 per day.

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Just 5 km from Yangshuo, The Giggling Tree is an unique guest house which is located in the tiny village of Little Mountain Gate. It features traditional farmhouses, a beautiful courtyard and an outdoor swimming pool. Free WiFi access is available. All rooms come with a private bathroom with Western-style toilet and air conditioning. Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated with wood carvings, bamboo furniture and old Chinese advertisements. Lovely views of Yulong River Valley, mountains and rice fields can all be enjoyed on the terrace. Guests can arrange activities at the tour desk such as hiking, cycling or bamboo rafting. Chinese cooking courses, Kung Fu lessons, Tai Chi instructions and calligraphy classes are all provided upon request. Movies, books and games are all available in the DVD room. A fine selection of Western food and authentic local dishes are served. The guest house is 4.4 km from Darongshu Scenic Area, 4.4 km from Yangshuo Bus Station and 4.7 km from Yangshuo West Street. Guilin Liangjiang International Airport is 66 km away.

Important information

Swimming pool is closed from Thu 01 Nov 2018 until Sun 31 Mar 2019
Guests are required to show a valid government-issued ID card or passport upon check-in.

Features of The Giggling Tree

Food and drink

  • Restaurant


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Car hire
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service
  • Daily maid service


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Games room
  • Internet services
  • Currency exchange
  • Children's playground
  • Table tennis
  • Darts
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Library
  • Hiking
  • Packed lunches
  • Cycling
  • Tour desk
  • Ticket service
  • Wifi
  • Sun terrace
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Kid meals
  • Street parking


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Air conditioning


  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)


  • Free WiFi available