Pick up from your hotel in Guilin. First have a stroll along the charming Shanhu Lake in the city center. Shan Lake ( Fir Lake )is on the east side of Rong Lake and connected with Li River. The Sun Tower and the Moon Tower are the highlight of the lake. The higher Sun Pagoda is connected by an underwater tunnel to the seven-story octagonal pagoda.
After walking around Shanhu Lake, move north to walk along Guilin’s pedestrian street known as “Zhengyang Pedestrian Street“. Zhengyang Pedestrian Street is on the northern bank of Shan Lake by the right side of Lijiang Waterfall Hotel. The over-600 meter street is full of stores, restaurants, bars. You will have the chance to see the local products and souvenirs.
Drive north to Folded Brocade Hill. Folded Brocade Hill is located about 2.5 km north of Rong Lake or Zhengyang Pedestrian Street. This is the best place to have a panoramic view in Guilin with spectacular views of Li River, Mulong River, Hubo Hill and Solitary Hill. It is a 20-minute’ hike to the Bright Moon Peak (明月峰）for the spectacular view.
After lunch, continue to visit Flute Reed Flute – a huge karst cave with a great number of stalactites, stalagmites, rocks in all featuring shapes and size. The cave is named after a kind of flutes growing on the hill which can be made into melodious flutes.
Finally go back to the downtown and get to the the 7th floor sky garden ( the roof-top) the Golden Oriole Hotel 桂林万鹂金象酒店 for a glimpse of so-called Elephant Trunk Hill over a drink, more relaxing and comfortable. Kind reminder: you are requested to pay a drink on the the 7th floor sky garden on your own.
At the end of the day, you are either returned to your hotel or you are free on your own, sitting on the roof-top garden for a lively evening since at night the Elephant Trunk Hill looks gorgeous!
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