The Detian Waterfalls are a large set of waterfalls located in Guangxi Province on the border of China and Vietnam. The falls lie on the Chinese sides of the border with the official name of the dual waterfalls being the Ban Gioc-Detian Waterfalls.
With drops of up to 70 meters, the falls are a popular day for visitors traveling from Nanning. From Nanning, it takes approximately 3 hours to travel to the Detian Waterfalls and visitors can either choose to stay overnight in and around this area (there are some nearby attractions to visit) or simply return to Nanning after visiting.
Best time to visit the Detian Waterfalls
Whilst visitors enjoy traveling to the Detian Waterfalls throughout the year, the Detian Waterfalls are at their most spectacular during 'wet' season. Therefore, if you have a choice for when to visit - any time between July - November is usually the best time of year, depending upon rainfall.
Is there anything to visit nearby?
Yes! The Detian Waterfalls are located near a few different attractions that visitors enjoy traveling to including:
Interested in a tour?
Currently, we run an extended multi-day tour to some of the attractions around Nanning including the Detian Waterfalls.
View our 'Nature & Longevity' tour for further details or send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Guilin has a large number of hotels ranging from international luxurious hotels to hostels and everything in between. Being a tourism city, accommodation options are really diverse and this allows visitors to choose something that fits their specific standards. When we write the 'best hotels in Guilin', we're not merely referring to the most expensive or most luxurious as we hope this blog post provides visitors with a range of different options.
The Shangri-La Hotel
The Shangri-La Hotel is located along the banks of the Li River, a little outside of the central walking streets area. Being a luxurious multi-national hotel chain, this hotel is considered to be the best international hotel within Guilin City.
As taken from the Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin website:
"The distinct Chinese-style architecture is a fascinating sight to behold. The indulgent Asian hospitality is heart-warming. You have arrived at Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin."
To read more, the Shangri-La Hotel website address is as follows:
The Sheraton Hotel in Guilin was the first international hotel in the city and is located in a fantastic central location along the Li river. This hotel is popular among visitors who prefer to stay in an international luxurious hotel in a great location near restaurants, shopping and the main walking street.
As taken from the Sheraton Hotel Guilin website:
"Our deluxe city hotel boasts 408 modern, well-appointed guest rooms, including 17 suites. All rooms feature the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience, individually-controlled heating and air-conditioning, 42” plasma flat screen televisions, and personal computer outlets."
To read more, the Sheraton Hotel website address is as follows:
Laozhai Mountain is located in Xingping which is approximately 40 minutes drive from Yangshuo. Aside from the Li River private rafts which are available here, it's also possible to see the spectacular bird's eye view of the Li River from the top of Laozhai Mountain. The walk uphill starts relatively easily but as you get towards the top, it gets quite steep and at one point there is even a ladder that you need to climb!
You need to be relatively fit to climb up this mountain and please be advised that for the majority of the hike there are no handrails either side to assist in the climb. For safety reasons, we cannot include this walk in our tours. However, a large number of visitors ascend the hill on a daily basis to caputre the spectacular sunset over the karst mountains. If you travel there independently, enjoy your visit and make sure you leave enough time to return to the base of the mountain before dark!
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