Guilin Food and Night Life Discovery Tour

Guilin Food and Night Life Discovery Tour

GL-11: Guilin Downtown Night Walking Exploration

This activity leads you to see the essence of the Four Lakes and some of the historical sites in downtown Guilin. You can take great pictures of the Sun and Moon twin tower at a perfect spot at nighttime. Walking from the very first pedestrian street of Guilin to the new one, you will learn about the development of its tourism. Meanwhile, the guide will show you some popular snacks stands where the local people go. Tasting 4-5 local snacks is a good way to experience the local night life and culture.

CET Advantages

  • Walk around Guilin downtown
  • Taste Guilin traditional and popular snacks
  • Know more about local night life
  • Listen to the stories happened in the historical site
Suitable For: Food lovers, Leisure travelers, Solo

Map of this Trip

Guilin Food and Night Life Discovery Tour
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Full Itinerary

Meet at Sheraton Guilin Hotel

Everyone gathers at the roadside of Sheraton Guilin Hotel at 17:30. Your guide will first take you to walk along Zhengyang Pedestrian Street. It is the first pedestrian street of Guilin and located at a thousand-year old street. You will find many shops selling local food, beverages, clothes and handicrafts. Trying Guilin rice noodle at the local famous brand, Chongshan, is highly recommended.

Guilin rice noodle

Guilin rice noodle

Admire the night view of the Four Lakes

At the end of the pedestrian street, you will get to Shanhu north road, from where you will see the Sun and Moon twin tower. It is more vivid at night with the decoration of colorful lights. Continue walking along the lake, you will be immersed in the beautiful scene formed by the lakes and trees around.

The illuminated Sun and Moon Pagoda at night

The illuminated Sun and Moon Pagoda at night

The historical site

Ancient South Gate was built in the Tang Dynasty, with a history of more than 1300 years. It was destroyed during the Anti-Japanese War and the existing structure was rebuilt after the war. Zigzag Bridge is in front of the gate. You can walk on the bridge and get to the central island on Ronghu Lake.

Ancient South Gate

Ancient South Gate

Discover the local life

Keep walking to the next pedestrian street, en-route you will stop at some popular snacks vendors and a food court and try out some local delicacies.

Tour ends

This activity ends at East West Street, which is the latest commercial street of Guilin opened in 2016. It is the only historical street left over from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Modern bars and traditional shops are run in the old buildings, which gives you visual impact. Compared with Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, it is a complex of catering, entertainment, leisure and shopping. Local products like tofu pudding, Osmanthus cake, Osmanthus crisp and glutinous rice wine are recommended.

BBQ

BBQ

Tofu pudding

Tofu pudding

Glutinous rice wine

Glutinous rice wine

Lastly, you can choose to spend more time in this street while the guide will escort the others who would like to return to Sheraton Guilin Hotel.

What’s Included

  • Allowance for 4-5 popular snacks
  • Professional English speaking guide

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