Top 5 Guilin Snack Streets

Top 5 Guilin Snack Streets

As Guilin people have a special fondness for cuisine, local delicacy stalls can always be found at any corner of a street or lane. With options like flour powder, rice noodles, roast goose, bucket chicken, etc., you can always find your most-loved delicacy.

1.Zhengyang Pedestrian Street

zhengyang pedestrian street

This is the most lively and popular pedestrian street in downtown Guilin. 666 meters in length, and perpendicular to Zhengyang gate of Mingwang city, it was the main pathway for Ming dynasty aristocrats when they went out of the palace, thus called Zhengyang (literally the “first sun”) street. A 17.5m red bell tower stands at the center of the street. With a large ancient bell hanging from it, the tower has now become the most prominent landmark of the pedestrian street. Here you can taste popular Guilin dishes, unique local snacks, and various exotic delicacies. After feasting, taking a stroll around the neighboring Lijiang Waterfall Hotel to admire the great waterfall would also be a good choice.

Recommendation: Back Yard Restaurant, Luan-Le-Fen-Ku Guilin Rice Noodle, and Sunshine Roast Wings
Address: Xiufeng District, Guilin
Transportation: Take Bus No. 91 and get off at the Shizi Street (Central Plaza) Station, then walk for 400 meters;
Take Bus No. 10 and get off at the Shizi Street (Jiefang East Road) Station, then walk for 400 meters;
Take Bus No. 3 and get off at the Shizi Street (Jiefang West Road) Station, then walk for 700 meters;
Nearby attractions: Solitary Beauty Peak, Jingjiang Princes' Palace, Two Rivers and Four Lakes, Elephant Trunk Hill, and the Fubo Mountain Park

2. Shangshui Snack Street

shangshui snack street

Shangshui snack street is located in bustling downtown Guilin. The architecture on this street has unique styles: most of them are northern-Guilin antique-style buildings. The river flows gently and slowly before the stores, adding to this place an enchanting mood. This snack street offers all sorts of delicacies, from local specialties to fashionable Western foods.

Recommendation: Qiaotou Pork Ribs, Chongqing Sour and Spicy Rice Noodle, and the Busy Cowboy Restaurant
Address: Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, Xiufeng District, Guilin
Transportation: Take Bus No. 91 and get off at the Shizi Street (Central Plaza) Station, then walk for 480 meters;
Take Bus No. 10 and get off at the Shizi Street (Jiefang East Road) Station, then walk for 500 meters;
Take Bus No. 5 and get off at the Wenming Road Station, then walk for 850 meters;
Nearby attractions: Solitary Beauty Peak, Jingjiang Princes' Palace, Two Rivers and Four Lakes, Elephant Trunk Hill, and the Fubo Mountain Park

3. Guilin Workers’ Palace of Culture

guiln workers' palace of culture

The Cultural Palace is another gathering place for foodies apart from the Zhengyang Pedestrian Street and Shangshui Snack Street. Here you can find many varieties of milk tea and hotpots. Fucheng Shopping Mall inside the Palace is also a great place for get-togethers and dinner parties.

Recommendation: Janmeet American Popcorn, Fang Yan Roast Pig Fee, and Yi-He-Tang
Address: Yiren Street, Guilin
Transportation: Take Bus No. 91 and get off at the Shizi Street (Central Plaza) Station, then walk for 200 meters;
Take Bus No. 11 and get off at the Shizi Street (Central Plaza) Station, then walk for 200 meters;
Take Bus No. 10 and get off at the Shizi Street (Jiefang East Road) Station, then walk for 300 meters;
Nearby attractions: Solitary Beauty Peak, Jingjiang Princes' Palace, Two Rivers and Four Lakes, Elephant Trunk Hill, and the Fubo Mountain Park

4.The Temple Street

the temple street

The Temple Street is a new tourist attraction built in downtown Guilin in 2018. It is a Guilin-style food street displaying the unique Chinese snack culture. The theme of the temple street is Chinese snack culture, with the mesmerizing Guilin landscape of rivers and mountains as its background, snacks from various different places as its composing elements, and Guilin specialties like Guilin rice noodle as supplements.

Recommendation: Hotdog King, Ti-Dao-Xiang, and Changsha Chou Toufu
Address: Near the Guilin Worker’s Palace of Culture
Transportation: Take Bus No. 91 and get off at the Shizi Street (Central Plaza) Station, then walk for 200 meters;
Take Bus No. 11 and get off at the Shizi Street (Central Plaza) Station, then walk for 200 meters;
Take Bus No. 10 and get off at the Shizi Street (Jiefang East Road) Station, then walk for 300 meters;
Nearby attractions: Solitary Beauty Peak, Jingjiang Princes' Palace, Two Rivers and Four Lakes, Elephant Trunk Hill, and the Fubo Mountain Park

5.East-west Alley

east-west alley

East-west alley is the only historical block in Guilin left from the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is pleasantly spaced out, and is a window for visitors to observe and appreciate Guilin’s historical heritage. It comprises some of the traditional alleys in Guilin, such as the East Alley of Zhengyang Street, the Jiangnan Alley, and the Lanjing Alley. It is also a commercial block offering food, entertainment, and clothes.

Recommendation: Fan-Shan-Yue-Ling Chongqing Old Hotpot, Zhen-Xian Story Li River Style Roast Fish Restaurant, and 野の食 Japanese Food
Address: East of the cross-section of Zhonghua East Road and Fuhe Alley, Xiufeng District, Guilin
Transportation: Take Bus No. 99 and get off at the Fengbei Street North Station, then walk for 700 meters;
Take Bus No. 3 and get off at the Shizi Street (Jiefang West Road) Station, then walk for 1000 meters; Take Bus No. 91 and get off at the Jiefang Bridge Station, then walk for 850 meters;
Nearby attractions: Solitary Beauty Peak, Jingjiang Princes' Palace, Two Rivers and Four Lakes, Elephant Trunk Hill, and the Fubo Mountain Park