Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Spotlight
There are many families whose children have come from Guangxi province being highlighted
this month. Because of its famous mountainous landscapes near Guilin, this
province is a most popular tourist destination for Chinese as well as foreign
Of course, the most famous city in Guangxi is Guilin, with its unique Karst
landscape that often is used in artistic renderings to represent China. With
Guangxi situated in Southern China and sharing a border with Vietnam it has
a coastline with the South China Sea and is considered a kingdom of subtropical
fruits. The temperate climate makes Guangxi particularly appealing during
the Fall and Winter; many like to spend summer time there as well.
Guilin is considered a “pearl” of the South China Sea area
and is a great place to buy pearls for a discerning shopper. The area also
offers beautiful natural scenery such as such as Elephant Trunk Hill and
displays a striking spectacle of unique cave formations inside Reed Flute
Cave which create “out of this world” sensation for the visitor.
Travelers who like a small “hike” get rewarded with a fantastic
view of Guilin and the Li River after the 400 + steps of Fu Bo Hill are scaled.
Guilin is also special to Lea Xu, Lotus Travel’s
Vice President of Marketing and Sales, as it is her childhood
hometown. She says of this area, “It is one of the most beautiful
places on earth, I think.”
The picturesque scenery along the Li River down from Guilin to Yangshou
is often used as a symbol of China and is considered a “must see”.
Yangshou is also known as “The Earth Village in China” and is
a popular spot for bicyclists and backpackers. Some visitors rent and bicycle
and visit the Moon Hill and the Big Banyan Tree. There are small villages
hidden among rice paddies, there are water buffalo lazily perusing while
fishermen boat on the river. Yangshou is a small town with beautiful country
scenery, and is now home to the famous light “Impressions” show
choreographed by the same individual who conducted the opening ceremonies
of the Beijing Olympic Games.
Lotus Travel’s President and inveterate traveler, Louie Yi visited
Guangxi province on a recent “guys trip” in the northern Longshen
region. The famous rice fields of Longshen and Sanjian are known for the
Dong and Zhuang Minority villages. If you visit there will have a chance
to taste the local food and appreciate the traditional singing and dancing
performances. There are many traditional handicrafts there such as the brocades
of the Zhuang minority, embroideries of the Yao Minority and also colorful
If you would like to spend more time getting acquainted with any
spot in Guangxi, such as Longshen, Guilin or visiting your child’s orphanage,
advisers at Lotus Travel can assist. If you would like to stay
a month or so in Guilin, Lotus Travel now offers a unique opportunity
to do an extended stay” in a middle class Chinese apartment building
in Guilin. It is an ideal opportunity to live among locals and experience “daily
China that many families desire. Click
details on the opportunity for an extended stay visit in Guilin.
It is a definitive consensus that Guangxi offers many delightful options
for visiting families.