The best self-driving route for enjoying Guilin's scenery

2 cities | 7 attraction(s) | total distance 113 km
The beautiful mountains and rivers of Guilin are an irresistible temptation for self-driving.

Day1: Guilin

2 attraction(s) · 3 km
Xiangbi Mountain is famous for its magic. Its magic lies firstly in that it resembles an elephant's trunk, and secondly in that it creates a round moon-like scenery between the trunk and legs, forming the unique spectacle of "Xiangshan Shuiyue" (elephant trunk hill and water moon). Therefore, Xiangbi Mountain is the emblematic mountain of Guilin and the iconic mountain of Guilin's tourism. It is situated at the confluence of Lijiang River and Taohua River in the downtown of Guilin, resembling a huge elephant with a circular hole about 150 square meters between the trunk and legs, through which river water flows and the bright moon appears. The Xiangshan Shuiyue on the west bank faces against the Chuanyue Rock on the east bank of the Lijiang River, one hanging high above the sky, and the other floating in the river, forming a unique landscape of "double moons over the Lijiang River."

Day2: Guilin

1 attraction(s) · 0 km
The two banks of the Yulong River present a picturesque rural scenery, pleasing to the eye. The Tianping Oasis, lovers embracing each other, the reflection of the Pinghu Lake, the Xia Tang Shengjing, the Shuangliu Ancient Ferry, the Dreamlike Valley, etc., seem to take people into a poetic world of unity between man and nature, a return to a simple and free world.

Day3: Guilin

2 attraction(s) · 111 km
The Nanling Mountains where Longsheng is located saw the emergence of primitive cultivation of glutinous rice 6000 to 12000 years ago, making it one of the birthplaces of artificial cultivated rice in the world. The terrace farming method had already formed in Longsheng during the Qin and Han dynasties. During the Tang and Song dynasties, Longsheng's terrace farming was extensively developed, and during the Ming and Qing dynasties, it basically reached its current scale. The Longsheng terraced fields have a history of at least 2300 years and are known as the origin of terraced fields in the world.

Day4: Shaoyang

1 attraction(s) · 0 km
The BaJiaoZhai National Forest Park spans across two provinces, Guangxi and Hunan. One part of it is in Meixi Township, Resources County, Guilin City, Guangxi Province, while it can also be entered from the ManShan Scenic Area in Xinning County, Shaoyang, Hunan Province. Although the ManShan Scenic Area is large, the BaJiaoZhai is the core scenic area of the ManShan Scenic Area.

Day5: Guilin

1 attraction(s) · 0 km
Guilin Cat Mountain: The highest peak of the Yuezhou Mountain Range, which is 400 miles long and the largest in the Wuling Mountains, is Shenmao Peak. It is the highest peak in South China and is known as the "first mountain of the Shan Hai Jing". The top of the peak is a granite boulder shaped like a reclining cat, hence the name Cat Mountain.