Guilin Liangjiang International Airport is located in Liangjiang, about 28 km southwest of the city center of Guilin in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. During World War II, the airport was known as Kweilin Airfield. It was officially opened in 1996 as a commercial airport to replace the former Guilin Qifengling Airport.
The airport is a busy hub for domestic flights and also serves many international carriers which offer daily direct flights to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport from Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Osakaand Seoul.
Currently, there are limited choices for ground transport links from the airport to the city centre. There is an
airport bus that connects the airport to a stop located south of the city centre. From there, you can taxis than can take you into the city to your hotel. Taxis are also available at the airport which can take you directly to the hotel. Remember to take ask the driver to switch on the meter. Travel time to the city centre by taxi takes approximately 40 minutes.
Guilin is a picturesque city located in Guangxi, China. It is considered one of the more popular tourist destinations in China. Guilin is surrounded by rivers, lakes and stone karst mountains -- a postcard perfect setting for a holiday. With its strong tourist-oriented economy, Guilin has all the modern amenities similar to the much bigger cities in China. The only difference is that Guilin enjoys a relatively cleaner environment.
Getting around Guilin and visiting the popular attractions is easy. Buses are clean and cover most of the main attractions, parks and hotels. All buses starting with the number 5 are free. Taxis are also inexpensive and easily hailed anywhere in the city centre. Another alternative to cover most of the tourist spots in and around the city is to rent a car with driver. This can be booked with your hotel and they can even arrange your itinerary with the driver. The following are some of the must-see attractions in town and in the near vicinity of Giilin --
The Li River, also known as Lijiang, flows 83 kilometres in a southern direction from Mao'er Mountains to Guilin to Yangshuo. The breathtaking karst topography in the hillsides along the river make Li River one of Guilin’s top attractions. A ride on one of the Li River cruise boats is definitely a must-do in Guilin.
Reed Flute Cave
This limestone cave features an impressive range of stalactites, stalagmites, stalacto-stalagmites, rocky curtains, and cave corals. Guided tours which come with a laser and music show within the cave are available.
Elephant Trunk Hill
Located along the Li River and within a short walking distance from the city, Elephant Trunk Hill is a popular landmark in Guilin. It takes its name from the natural arch formation which resembles the trunk of an elephant dipping into the river.
Longsheng Rice Terrace
The Longsheng Rice Terraces are terraced fields are built along the mountain slopes, winding up to a height of 600 m to 800 m above sea level. The terraces of green are an impressive sight especially in summer. The terraced fields were said to be built about 650 years ago. The terraces are also called Longji or Dragon's Backbone because the locals think that the stepped fields resemble a dragon's scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon.
Guilin enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons and high humidity. The city is suitable for travel all-year round as the weather is relatively mild and comfortable. The best time to travel though is from April to October. Find the best flight for you by searching for promo fares to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport in Guilin, China on Skyscanner Singapore.
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