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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 04, 2014
Job in China  (2 Answers)

I've been offered a teaching position in Yizhou, Guangxi province from September for 5 months. I'm concerned about the heat and humidity and possible air pollution. Would this be a problem?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2014
Direct bus from Yangshuo (?) to Detian waterfall

In 2013, a VT member said: There is direct bus to Detian Waterfall at Long Dong Bus Station. You can take the 8:30 bus (bus fare:48rmb) and arrive at Detian Water at 13:00. The ticket to enter the waterfall area is 80rmb.

My question is, is the bus service running now in 2014 and is the travel time correct?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2013
Train travel from HK to Guangzhou return  (4 Answers)

I need to get from HK to Guangzhou and back. I think I'd like to train it - how is the train service? What is the quality of the train? Are there categories like first class, second class etc. Are people allowed to smoke on the train? I cant be near smoke. Is it safe for a foreign female?
Thanks for any help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2009
Huangyao to Longsheng  (4 Answers)

I am looking to get from Yangshuo to Huangyao, and then from Huangyao to Longsheng. What are my travel options?

I have seen some references of a bus connecting Yangshuo and Huangyao - seems to be new, there isn't much info in English about it. Anyone know the schedule/location/etc?

To get to Longsheng, could I bus from Huangyao to Guilin and from there to Longsheng? Is there another option? How much would a cab run? Can you even get a cab in Huangyao?! I don't mind spending some money if it will save a lot of time.

Also, I am trying to figure out how to get from Dazhai to the Guilin airport. I know I can do it by connecting a few buses, but I was thinking of trying to do it faster. How much for a cab to the airport? Possible to arrange from Dazhai?

I am trying to avoid any "tours" because I don't like being forced to stay on a certain path, but if anyone has recommendations on a local who could help arrange this, that would be great as well. Any help would be much appreciated - I will be in Guilin in 6 days! Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 01, 2009
Anyone interested in off-the-beaten-path? Hanoi-Nanning-Bamei-Puzhehei-Yuanyang-Lao Cai-Hanoi

Interested in visiting a remote village accessible only by boat?
Live with minority tribes in south-east Yunnan during their singing festival?

I planning a trip via Hanoi, cross border to Guangxi to Nanning (overnite), travel by road to Guangnan to Bamei (stay 2 nites). travel by road to Puzhehei (1 nite), Yuangyang (2nites)to visit the tribes and terrace fields. Cross border to Lao Cai, overnight train to Hanoi.

Looking for 4 - 6 paerson group to share cost to charter minibus. group may meet in Singapore, Hanoi or Nanning (where the actual trip begin)

Planning to get to Bamei on 28 / 29 march which I believe is their singing festival for he Zhuang tribes.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2009
Hanoi - Nanning - Guilin - Yangshuo Transport  (7 Answers)

Anybody have any info on trains between Hanoi (Vietnam) and Nanning or Hanoi and Guilin?
Does the train run every day and how long does it take? Any info would help?

Are there regualr trains between Nanning and Guilin and how long do they take?

Also whats the best way of getting to Yangshuo from Guilin?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 21, 2009

Hello travelers,

Ive read a lot of info. of boats going out from Guilin to Yangshuo, but none going out from Yangshuo to Guilin, cos on April i was planning to take a trip from HK to Yangshuo then Guilin and continue the journey 'till Beijing...

Does anybody knows if theres a boat going out from Yangshuo to Guilin and how much is it???

Thank you guys...see ya in the world...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 06, 2008
Weather Temperature  (2 Answers)

Hi, we will be going to Guilin next saturday for a short trip. We would like to know what's the temperature going to be like? Will it be very cold?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 20, 2008
Hot air ballon and weather conditions in Yangshou and guilin  (4 Answers)

I would like to make a trip during september, heard that there is flooding in guanxi over the news. Is the weather there very bad and the conditions viable for travel?

What about the hot air ballon trip over there? Is it safe and where can i get contact to get one.

Thanks a lot!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 26, 2007
Getting to Guilin from Shenzhen or Hong Kong  (3 Answers)

I will travel to HK in October this year and want to spend a few days in the Guilin region. I see that there is an airport in Guilin so is flying the best way to get there? Any idea on costs of the internal flights ?

I also want to stay in a small and local hotel if anyone has any suggestions?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 20, 2007
Nanning April 2007  (8 Answers)

I will be in Nanning on the week of 22 April 2007 and I would like, starting on the 27 April, to do a tour around Guangxi Province and most likely also Vietnam.
Can somebody provide me a possible 4/5 days programme from Nanning returnig to Nanning or alternatively up until Hanoi? I will return to Europe on 2 May 2007 either from Nanning or Hanoi depending on the programme.
Thanks for all the assistance!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 15, 2006
Bus from YangShuo to DaZhai  (1 Answer)

Could anyone advise me if there is a bus from Yangshuo to Dazhai and the timing/venue to board the bus?

Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2006
Best Option of Travelling to Guangxi Guilin  (2 Answers)

Hi, I will be travelling to GuiLin in Nov. Was thinking of two travelling options - one Direct flight to Shenzhen, then travel to GuiLin, two direct flight to GuangZhou, then travel to GuiLin. Can I have your advice on the route, pls?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2006
What's Special in Guangxi  (7 Answers)

Hello! Would anyone tell me what's special in Guangxi? I gonna travel in this province for a few days!!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2006
A week travel in Guangxi  (5 Answers)

Hello, I have a month off and want to travel in China. I want to visit Guangxi and enjoy the landscapes such as Guilin. I'll spend a week there and go to visit other places. Do you have any good ideas? Any answer will be appreciated. Thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 29, 2006
Travel from Hongkong to Guangzhou/Guilin Sep8-15/2006  (1 Answer)

Any compagnon is willing to travel with me. I am asian male and speak english and french. Open to all options (plan, train, or bus). Thanks for reading.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 14, 2006
The Second Larggest Waterfall in the World  (6 Answers)

I've heard that Guangxi has the secong larggest waterfall in the world, and I can go to Vietnam from there. I really want to see the spectacularity scene. Give me some advice if possible, any advice will be appreciated.Thank you!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 25, 2005
Guilin - Yichang  (3 Answers)

I'm going to travel trough Asia in January and my first stop will be in Guilin and Yichang. The places I want to visit in Guilin are…
… Elephant Hill
… the cave in the 7 Star Park and/or the Red Flute Cave
… the Mall in the underground
… Cormorant Fishing
… Ethnic Folk Park
I one day enough to visit these places, I will arrive in Guilin at 10.30 by train.
On the next day I want to Yangshou by boat (Li River Tour)
There I want to visit…
…the Moon Hill (rent a bike a reach the hill nearly before sunset in order to enjoy the sunset from the peak)
…Xie Jie
Afterwards I will go back to Guilin train station to take the train to Wuhan and from there to Yichang by bus.

You think that is it possible as I want it or should I change something.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 28, 2005
Accommodation/sites/shopping in Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu please  (3 Answers)

Hi folks,

Was wondering if anyone has tips on a YMCA/youth hostel/economical lodging in Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu please?

Also, is there a Hare Krishna temple in the region?

Any must-go tourist attractions, night-spots, shopping malls, etc worth recommending?

Which is the best place for authentic souvenirs shopping, and quality electronic equipment?

Your help/tips would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2005
Longsheng + Yangshuo  (10 Answers)


I'm planning a trip to Longsheng and Yangshuo in mid-September but will only have 4 days in total. I have a few questions and hope that you can help me out.
Here below is roughly how I plan the trip :

1st day : Early morning leave Guilin for Longsheng. Stay overnight.
2nd day : Longsheng. late afternoon : going back to Guilin (stay for the night)
3rd day : Boat from Guilin to Yangshuo
4rth day : Leave Yangshuo at noon for Guilin

My questions are :

1. Are 1,5 days in Longsheng too short ? I would like to walk around in the rice terraces and visit at least one local minority village.

2.How much time do we need to get to the rice terraces from Longsheng ?

3. Anyone can recommend a hostel / hotel in Longsheng ?

4. Would it be helpful to hire a local guide to take us around in Yangshuo ? Actually I plan to bike around and was wondering if it would really be added value to have a guide with us.

All your comments / suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance for all your input.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 09, 2005
Visiting Yangshuo the coming Sunday~  (5 Answers)

Any suggestion on where I should go to visit? Who's going there? Hehe~ I'm just doing that alone~

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2005
Guilin - Yangshou - Longsheng  (2 Answers)

We are planning to travel to the guilin/yangshou area in the second half of november. Maybe anybody can help us with some questions:
- is is a good time at all to travel there or is it already too late in the year?
- is it worth going especially to the rice terraces of longsheng at this time or is it just 'grey in grey' ?
- how about private cars or taxis for a day (e.g. from guilin to longsheng or from yangshou to longsheng? how much is it approximately ? how long does it take?
- if one is not very sporty, is it recommendable to rent bikes in yangshoe to see the real interesting places or is there an alternative to bikes?

thanks for your help
robert and elisabeth

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 21, 2005
Going to Guilin - How about the weather ?  (1 Answer)

I will join a tour to Guilin from Shenzhen, just wonder how about the weather in Guilin and Yangshuo, is it rain a lot ?
Thanks in advance

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2005

I will be visiting Guilin with my family this spring. I’m planning to hire a guide for 1 day and am trying to come up with a cost effective method of transportation (since there will be 6 pax, our family plus tour guide and driver). Is it possible to do a walking tour of Guilin with our guide? If we have to hire a car, where can we go around Guilin (not as far as Yangshuo) to make the best use of our day’s rented car?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 05, 2004
Guilin & Yangshuo  (2 Answers)

My mom (in her 60s)want to see these two places and i would like to accompany her if we can go by ourselves(in fact, i prefer backpacking than joining tour). Any suggestion in accomondation and transport ? i feel a bit worry as i did not travel with her for many years and she is not as healthy as i believed.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 11, 2004
Can I get a little help  (4 Answers)

I am a teaher and want to teach in Guangxi, But I cannot find a real good map that shows the different cities in Guangxi. Is there a website that has one? I am trying to find a way to learn about the English teaching schools. Colleges and government schools. in Guangxi but I cannot find person that is from that area to give me some information. I want to go there about Aug 10-15th. I

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 07, 2004
must buys and eats in Guilin and Yangshuo  (4 Answers)

Hi! I am around 80% certain of going to Guilin and Yangshuo over the 4-day Easter break holiday. I'd like to know of the must buy souvenirs and must tries of local foods. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2004
From Hong Kong to Guilin  (8 Answers)

Alright guys, I'm currently in a coffee shop off Nathan Rd in Hong Kong. I'm planning on heading up to Guilin/Yangshuo in the next few days and wondered if anyone had any advice on how to get there/where to stop on the way and that kind of thing. I believe I can get a train to Guangzhou easy enough, but not sure that it's worth visiting. There's a boat to Zhaoqing which sounds nice enough, but again I'm not sure how long that would take or if it's nice enough. Anyway, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Paul.

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