Christmas is a superb time for you to travel in Landmass China. Although you receive days off or school home, it’s not an open holiday in the centre Kingdom. It’s the low season with cheap prices with no crowds. It’s also time when weather conditions are very best in the southern and western areas. Therefore we packed a little backpack and also got around the bullet train towards the famous Guilin in northern Guangxi province.
Check in costs ¥200 (€28) each way in the Hong Kong or Macau and ¥300 an evening will land your loved ones at the best suites at Trip Advisor’s top accommodation within the province. We remained in the Ron Inn in Guilin (ow.ly/WtFrK) and also at Mountain Nest in Yangshuo (ow.ly/WtFwK).
This heavily promoted region hosts many famous sights: the karst scenery around Li River, Longsheng grain terraces, caves, idyllic villages populated by ethnic minorities… It is among the favorite places in China and suggested by travel guides from Lonely Planet to Frommer’s as a crucial part associated with a China itinerary.
The highlight from the trip was the 6 hrs hike one of the Longsheng grain terraces. We remained overnight inside a quiet Tiantou village, accessible only by small path, about 30 minutes walk in the nearest road. The bamboo-cooked chicken we’d for supper in the wooden guesthouse was still being clucking time i was ordering it.
Each morning we hired helpful information and bag carrier for ¥140 and hiked 16km with the beautiful countryside to Ping’an village. The scenery was breathtaking, and even though the trek was very demanding around the women they’d an excellent experience overall.
Another family activity I’ll be recommending in Yangshuo would be to employ a scooter and ride within the surrounding countryside. Yangshuo is most likely the only real devote China where one can rent a scooter (no driving licence needed) and riding with your entire family together through chaotic traffic while capturing enables you to seem like a nearby.