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Best month to visit Guilin and best place to stay

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Best month to visit Guilin and best place to stay

Dear fellow travellers

(1) im planning to visit Guilin somewhere between January to July. Could someone tell me which month would be the best? I would like slightly a cool weather but not too cold, and able to see the beautiful rice terrace and cruise the Li River.

(2) Which part of Guilin town is best to stay? north or south (near to Railway station) ? that is easy access to some shops, marts, or shopping complex.

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1. Re: Best month to visit Guilin and best place to stay

The water level of Li River is low before April and the scenery along the river bank will not so beautiful. But the weather turn warm and hot from May. So April may be the best for you.

For the second question, it is much more convenient to stay in the south as most of the shopping shops is nearby. Place close to the train station, Bus station or the central square sounds good in the south.

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Best thing to do in Guilin is to get out as quick as you can. Get to the rice terraces or to Yangshuo ASAP.

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The best time for the rice terraces in Longsheng is early May or October. In May, local farmers will irrigation water into the rice terraces field for the next farming season, you could enjoy the new green land inverted image on the water, it is really really beautiful, if you are interested in taking photos, it is the best season to photo the sunrise. October is the harvest season, all terraces field turn golden, the rice shakes with the blowing wind, wow.

And the best time for Li River cruise is spring, May & June are both good time. It is rainy season, so weather you could have a nice view will depend on your luck. Well, if you lucky enough to enjoy Li River after a heavy rain but the torrent has not coming, you will have a Chinese traditional picture like landscape view - the cloud floating on the hillside & the hills will be light green near you but Indigo color further. But, if you meet the torrent coming, The cruises will stop serving for one or two days.

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For hotel staying, if in downtown Guilin, my suggestion is to stay in Jingguanminglou Hotel or some other small pretty hotel around Sha Lake & Rong Lake. These hotels near the shopping streets but very quiet & good view. I do not recommend stay near the train station, because the traffic is really busy and noisy.

If you are interested in staying in Yangshuo, West street is not a good choice because of too many bars, it will be really noisy at night. You could find some pretty local family hotel one or two blocks away from west street. Or find some feature hotel along Yulonghe. Most of them will have transfer service from their hotel to Yangshuo downtown.

In rice terraces, Pingan village has better accommodation facilities to Jinkeng (area include Dazhai village, Xiaozhai village and Tiantouzhai village). Local family hotel is more or less the same, but please be attention the wooden local house. If some body walk or make a little noise, the whole building could be disturbed. And most of the visitor will get up very early for the sunrise, you should take these into consideration.

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5. Re: Best month to visit Guilin and best place to stay

the best time is from March to November. But Guilin offers different views in different seasons. But you should avoid May Day from May 1st to 3rd, the national holiday.

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