Things To Do In Guilin In August – Visiting Guilin In August and What to do!
Last Update: 14th October 2020
What are the 13 Best Things To Do In Guilin In August?
In August, it is a little hot in Guilin with little rain. It is great to explore Guilin. In August, it is sunny for most of the days. Therefore, you could discover Guilin without worrying about the weather. It features various types of things to do in Guilin.
In August, the Li River is also attractive with the karst hills in various appearances. As August is in the summer holiday in China, it is always the busiest season. However, you could take the Li River Cruise and appreciate its beauty at the second half of August as there are fewer visitors in Guilin during the period of time.
In August, the views along the four lakes in Guilin City are also beautiful as well. The Four Lakes Night Cruise will take you to enjoy the Sun and Moon Pagodas standing in the Shanhu Lake. The colorful lights offer the trees more charm and the old buildings become more mysterious in the light at night. You will admire the classic Chinese music and dancing done on the island in the lake as well.
3. City Lakes Walking & Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park
If you don’t want to take the Four Lakes Night Cruise, it is recommended that you explore the Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park & Sun and Moon Pagodas with your foot. At night, the views along the lakes are more stunning than those in the daytime due to the colorful lights.
The reflections of the pagodas in the water with the pagodas themselves make for a gorgeous view. Some of the local elder always enjoy themselves at one of the pavilions by the lake through playing the classic Chinese musical instruments and singing.
In early August, the fields in the Yulong River Valley are decorated with the golden rice. Along the road winding the valley, you could find some of the villagers harvesting the rice through the original means. Some children enjoy themselves in the river. Hills in the valley are green and the water is cool. You could explore the area on foot or by bike.
Zhang Yimou being the chief director of the Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show which features the 12 karst hills in the Li River and local culture. Some of the folk songs are from the Zhuang ethnic minority, cormorant fishing on a bamboo rafting, local bull grazing, and much more. The actors are from the villages in the Yangshuo countryside while the stage is on the 2-kilometers-long Li River.
6. Yao Mountain
Yao Mountain is the tallest mountain in the city of Guilin. It is getting cooler and cooler in the second half of August. Some leaves of the trees on the mountain turn light yellow. Wild chrysanthemum presents the most beauty in August as well. Various species of birds enjoy singing. A chairlift will take you to the top of the mountain.
The Reed Flute Cave is great to be explored all over the year. The old stone inscriptions on the wall reflect that it has been a popular scenic spot since hundreds of years ago. The stalactites with different appearances in the colorful lights are more stunning. The reflections in the water of the underground river and the stalactites themselves make for gorgeous views.
Shangshui Snack Street is filled with various types of delicious food. On the street, you could enjoy roasted potatoes, corns, chicken swings and chicken drumsticks. In addition, you could also find Thai, Indian and Western food there. What’s more, there is more strange food you may not have tried before.
9. East West Alley
Opposite the Zhengyang Walking Street, East West Alley is becoming more and more popular among locals and tourists with its buildings in the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1644 – 1912) Dynasties. It is a combination of food (local food, Sichuan food, Guizhou food and even Western food), Chinese hotels, boutiques and drinks. The alley is great for photographing as well.
10. West Street
West Street in Yangshuo is also good for being travelling at any time around the year.
It features a variety of hotels (Chinese, Western and Japanese), local specialty shops, local food, Western food, bars, and local unique handicrafts (embroidered balls, woodcut bamboo rafting with a fisherman and a cormorant on and woodcut 3rd Sister Liu and so on).
The street is located close to the Li River. If you stay overnight in one of the hotels, you may be able to admire the amazing views along the river.
11. Xianggong Hill
In August, there is little rain in Guilin Region. Therefore, the water in the Li River is clear at most of time. Xianggong Hill offers a good view to appreciate the Li River. On the top of the hill, you could enjoy the amazing views of the karst hill around and the Li River winding through the hills. If you are keen in photographing, it is suggested that you take pictures of the sunrise from the top of the hill.
12. Cuiping Hill
Cuiping Hill is situated in the Yangshuo Countryside with the fields around. In August, most of the fields are decorated with golden rice. However, the karst hills in the distance are still green. Green hills and golden rice create a gorgeous view. If you explore the hill in the late afternoon on sunny days, the stunning sunset with the golden rice and the green hills will shock your eyes and even your soul.
In August, the Longji Rice Terraces are still green as the rice is always planted in the field in the early May. All the fields are decorated with green rice with numerous villages hidden among the green scenery.
The terraces are dotted with tens of ethnic minorities villages. The villages feature old bamboo buildings with hanging feet. You could appreciate the sunrise and the sunset at the viewpoints in the rice terraces as well.