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Address: Yiren Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin 541000, China
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Heart of the City; Start here on your tour of Guilin

The Central Square, or City Center, is not really an attraction, per se. However, it is the heart of the city around which are many shops, restaurants, and attractions. Usually... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
Matthew J
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Guilin, China
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Guilin, China
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Central Square, or City Center, is not really an attraction, per se. However, it is the heart of the city around which are many shops, restaurants, and attractions. Usually, it is sensory overload as I walk amongst thousands of people bustling about with so many sites and smells. If you come to Guilin, I would recommend starting here. Within... More 

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Sri Lanka
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

There is nothing special about this square. We met two persons both claimed they running a travel agency and asked us about our plans. We trid some street foods there and the price and quality was ok. Very expensive shoping area (pedestrian only street) is near by.

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Nishinomiya, Japan
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153 reviews 153 reviews
43 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Its a huge concrete area - outer edges has the kiddie rides, souvenir stands and food carts but this huge space can be characterized as a parking lot. Some ballroom dancing happens in the evening but when we went, there was nothing else happening. Amazing how many people were just walking around seemingly aimlessly. As other posters mentioned, it right... More 

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Guilin, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I only know thing to do beside the square: shopping(Zhengyang street, niko niko do), eating(The Congee City Restaurant, Left bank restaurant), hotel(Water-fall hotel), attractions(Two rivers and four lakes, elephant hill park). What to do on Guilin Central Square, I don't know!

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Guilin, China
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24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

For those seeking cheap clothing, snacks, and a good smooshing via crowds, Guilin Central Square is the place to be! It's an unimpressive city-block of paved concrete and a few street lights, with innumerable food stalls to the west and stairs down to the underground markets placed at each corner of the square. Unless you're bored enough with the magnificent... More 

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guilin
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17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This Central Square was built in 1988,covering an area of 5.14 hectares.Now it has become the centre of leisure and entertainment for residents.Especially during the festival or carnival,people get together at Central Square for celebration. If u luckily have a sunny afternoon and don't know where to go,just sit on chair at Central Square and spend a cosy time with... More 

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Guilin, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Guilin Central Square is located in the center of Guilin downtown. It is not far from Zhengyang pedestrian street and there are also a undergroud shopping mall under the square. The prices for good in the mall is very cheap. And I had brought many clothes during my Guilin tour. At night about 8:00, I saw the waterfall on the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Spend a least one evening on the square. The lighting and activities are worth you pictures and video. You will see dancing groups, Tai Chi groups and all corners. The square is so big that the musics do not interfere. Sit on a bench smile and wait. Chines families are there to enjoy the warm evening. Special areas have been... More 

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Pingxiang, China
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

This travel is very funny. The weather is very well in such a day.We take many photos in many famous sight. The first day, We tour the xinmandi which is the amusement park.The second day we tour the lijjiang river and xijie in yangshuo.We bought many goos have local feature in xijie.It's very cheap.Especially the scarf and the bag. The... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

From the central Square about 20 min walk Pandas are available, also red. Housing of animals poor, park at the human side wonderfull. Preferably I wish change it upside down

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