Southern China

Southern China Attractions

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Longji Rice Terraces

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

For the farmers who reside in the Longji region of Southern China the soaring rice terraces are simply a way of life.  For the thousands of annual visitors who ...  Read more

Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liurong Temple)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

One of the oldest and most famous historic sites in Guangzhou, the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (Liurong Temple) was originally built in 537 AD to serve as a ...  Read more

Li River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

The Li River’s reputation as the most beautiful in all China rests on a stretch totaling less than a quarter of its length; the 60-odd miles (100 ...  Read more

Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Guilin’s most famous sight is a rocky outcrop on the Li River whose natural stone arch is said to mimic the moon in water. But the whole formation is better ...  Read more

Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

Perched on the southern slope of Guangzhou’s Yuexiu Hill sits the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall, a monument built in 1931 in honor of the Chinese revolutionary. A ...  Read more

Temple of the Five Immortals (Wuxian Guan)

According to legend, Guangzhou was founded when five immortal beings, three men and two women, descended upon the city during the reign of King Yi in the Zhou ...  Read more

Chen Clan Academy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

The Chen Clan Academy, also called the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, is to Guangzhou what the Forbidden City is to Beijing. The complex consists of 19 ...  Read more

Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Considered one of the best museums anywhere in China, the Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King (sometimes called the Museum of the Southern Yue Royal ...  Read more

Shamian Island

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Shamian Island (literally translated as “Sandbar” Island), a 44-acre sandbank separated from Guangzhou by a canal, was given as a concession to the French and ...  Read more

Yangshuo

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

For a small city Yangshuo attracts a huge amount of visitors, all drawn by the stunning scenery of the local area. As in Guilin, the karst hills are often ...  Read more

Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)

4 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

The titular reeds which once stood outside Reed Flute Cave - or Ludi Yan - are gone, but the stalactites and stalagmites which plunge and thrust through ...  Read more

Seven Star Park (Qixing Gongyuan)

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

The extensive park of Seven Star Park , or Qixing Gongyuan, is arranged around the seven peaks from which it derives its name and is probably Guilin’s ...  Read more

Fubo Hill (Fubo Shan)

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Fubo Hill is also known as “Wave Subduing Hill” due to its position right on the river, interrupting the current. Like many peaks in the area it’s more a ...  Read more

Big Banyan Tree

The Big Banyan Tree, located less than four miles (6.4 kilometers) outside the town of Yangshuo, is a large, well-preserved banyan tree said to have been ...  Read more

Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Si)

Located near Yuexiu Park, the Bright Filial Piety Temple (Guangxiao Si) is the city’s oldest Buddhist temple. Originally constructed in the fourth century, the ...  Read more

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