72 Hours in Guilin: Top 10 things to do

Guilin trip ideas

Thanks to the 72-hour visa free transit policy, Guilin now allows international travellers from 51 countries to stay for up to 3 days without a visa. With its incredibly beautiful natural scenery and the laid-back atmosphere, you’ll find a Guilin vacation enjoyable and memorable. So let’s find out the ten best things to do in Guilin and its countryside Yangshuo for your 3-day Guilin Yangshuo vacation!

#1 Li River bamboo-rafting or cruise trip

You can choose either the cruise trip from Guilin to Yangshuo or the bamboo-rafting from Yangdi to Xingping to flow through the picturesque green pinnacles.

#2 the enchanting caves

It is a magic world in the caves with strange and beautiful formations illuminated by colorful lights. The most famous ones are Reed Flute Cave and Silver Cave.

Yangshuo trip ideas

#3 practicing Tai Chi in Yangshuo

The stunning landscape makes Yangshuo an ideal place to practice Tai Chi. There are Tai Chi schools in Yangshuo available to international visitors.

#4 Yulong River bamboo-rafting

Simply enjoy the relaxing hours and have fun with the water!

#5 various outdoor sports

Yangshuo, together with its nearby Longji Rice Terraced Fields is a paradise for outdoor sports enthusiasts – enjoy yourself by swimming, hiking, biking, climbing, rock climbing, or even taking a helicopter ride…

Yangshuo Guilin tours

#6 cooking school in Yangshuo

You don’t have much time, yet you are still able to learn some authentic Chinese dishes.

#7 the performance of Cormorant Fishing

Yangshuo vacation

#8 West Street

Noisy, bustling, the West Street in Yangshuo is lined with bars, cafes, restaurants, guesthouses, snack shops and souvenir shops.

#9 Impression Liu Sanjie night show

Don’t know what to do at night? Go watch the magnificent outdoor performance of Impression Liu Sanjie on water.

#10 Guilin downtown lakes

It is free and ideal for walking and enjoying the delightful night scene.

Easy Tour China 2016 Annual Meeting – An Exploration in Zhaoxing

The team of ETC held this year’s annual meeting in Zhaoxing, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, SW China’s Guizhou Province during January 13-15, with a special purpose of exploring the Dong villages of Zhaoxing, therefore crafting better and more specific Guizhou tour programs for our clients.

Guizhou tours to Zhaoxing

Transportation: China’s national HSR system has connected Guangxi and Guizhou by opening the Guangzhou Guiyang railway. It takes only 50 minutes for us to travel from Guilin to Zhaoxing (get on the train at Guilin Xi Train Station and get off at Congjiang Station).

Accommodation in Zhaoxing: Indigo Lodge

Zhaoxing Village: In the south of Liping country, Zhaoxing Dong Village is one of the biggest Dong villages in China where about 1,200 households and 6000 Dong people live in a traditional simple life. We arrived at night and were impressed by the stunning night view of the village when the wooden structures, towers, pavilions and bridges were lighted up.

Zhaoxing tours 

The next day is to explore in Zhaoxing Village, as well as the nearby Tang’an Village and Jilun Village. All of them have the well-kept ancient wooden drum towers, flower bridges, theatrical stages and arrays of Diaojiaolou, serene countryside… which are quite remarkable and making the places great for minority culture discovery and experiencing the laid-back rural lifestyle and getting away from the city chaos.


So if you would like to take an adventure to Guizhou and Zhaoxing, here we have crafted the wonderful trips connecting Zhaoxing and other minority destinations in China with unique itineraries and programs.

7-day Guizhou Highlight Tour including Zhaoxing 

11-day Mountain Tribe Adventure 

13-day Gateway to China Minorities

Beijing Food Tour: 33 Must-try Traditional Snacks

When you think of foods to eat in Beijing, you think Peking duck or Kung Pao Chicken. However, there are like a hundred traditional snacks to try, each with a unique taste and a special story. Old Beijing snacks involve Manchu royal snacks of various dim sum, halal snacks mostly made of mutton or beef and traditional Han snacks with bud-stimulating flavor.

Recommended China food tours to Beijing:

10-day Taste of China Top Cuisines 

16-day China Culinary Tour 

Manchu royal snacks

China food tour

 Beijing foodie tour what to eat in Beijing 

Lv da gun ( Glutinous Rice Rolls with Sweet Bean Flour) – 驴打滚

Stir fried hawthorn – 炒红果

French bean rolls – 芸豆卷

Sachima (a kind of candied fritter) -萨其马

Old Beijing Cheese – 老北京奶酪

Sesame Cake with Minced Pork – 肉末烧饼

Walnut cheese – 核桃酪

Halal snacks

Beijing foods Beijing snacks


Pea flour cake – 豌豆黄

Aiwowo (Steamed Rice Cakes with Sweet Stuffing) – 艾窝窝

cooked tripe of sheep or swine – 爆肚

Douzhi (a fermented drink made from ground beans) with jiao quan – 豆汁和焦圈

Crisp Thin Fritter Twist – 排叉

Fried dough drops – 炒疙瘩

Tang juan guo (Sugar fruit rolls) – 糖卷果

Han snacks

top Beijing snacks most popular Old Beijing foods

 traditional Beijing foods  Old Beijing snacks

Baked wheaten cake with sugar – 糖火烧

sugar-coated haws on a stick – 冰糖葫芦

Dalian huo shao – 褡裢火烧

Fried butter cake – 奶油炸糕

Kai kou xiao (fried stuffed bun with sugar) – 开口笑

Zha jiang mian (noodles with soybean paste) – 炸酱面

Fried enema – 炸灌肠

Spiced boiled huo shao – 卤煮火烧

Tofu with Chilled Almond – 杏仁豆腐

Frogs spit honey (Bean stuffing baked wheat cake) – 蛤蟆吐蜜 (豆馅烧饼)

Fried pig’s liver of Beijing style – 炒肝

Fried tickle box – 炸咯吱盒

Seasoned millet mush – 面茶

Ma toufu (Fermented Mung Bean Juice Dried) – 麻豆腐

Hu ta zi (old Beijing style pancake) – 糊塌子

Buckwheat cake for summer season – 扒糕

Sweet ears (fried sugar cake) – 糖耳朵

Jiemo dun er (mustard Chinese cabbage) – 芥末墩儿

Xiao diao li tang (pear soup for winter season) – 小吊梨汤