Things To Do In Guilin In December – Visiting Guilin In December and What to do!
Last Update: 14th October 2020
What Are The 10 Best Things To Do In Guilin In December?
It is a little cold in Guilin in December. Generally speaking, it could be rainy for several days in December. Though, Guilin offers a variety of things to do in December as well.
No matter what the weather is like, the Li River Cruise always features gorgeous views. The karst hills along the river with the clouds after the rain offer you a feeling that you are cruising in a fairyland. The blue sky and evergreen hills on sunny days also are great for photographing.
2. Yulong Valley Cycling & Walking
In December, it is a little cold in Guilin Region. Thus, it is suggested that you enjoy cycling or walking in the Yulong River Valley instead of the bamboo rafting on the Yulong River. Along the road in the Yulong River Valley, you will see several old bridges, some plots of farmland decorated with green vegetables and locals doing their daily farming life.
In December, a cold month, we will feel that we are getting hungry much more easily! The Shangshui Snack Street in Guilin city will meet the needs of your tongue and stomach. It offers a combination of a variety of food, spicy, sour, sweet, roasted food and much more.
In December, Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show is on as usual. The show is directed by Zhang Yimou. It is a feast for eyes, mind and soul. 12 karst hills being the background, the show is performed on one section of the Li River which is 2 kilometers long in Yangshuo. It is a fusion of high-tech, local culture and the hard work of local villagers.
As it is a little cold in Guilin in December, fewer tourists visit Guilin. If you are interested in Chinese buildings, old culture and history, Daxu Old Town is a good choice. Originally built in 200 AD, the town features old bridges, a 2-kilometers-long old street lined with old buildings in the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1644 – 1912) Dynasties, and old tombs between the Warring States (475 – 221 BC) and the Western Han Dynasty (202 BC – 8 AD).
The Reed Flute Cave is acclaimed as the most beautiful cave in Guilin Region. Compared to other caves, it is mainly explored by foreign visitors. It features stalactites with different appearances and old stone inscriptions left by writers, monks and visitors in ancient times. The inscriptions show that it has been popular among tourists since the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907).
Since most of the trees along the city lakes are evergreen, Four Lakes Night Cruise also could be a great choice to admire the charm of Guilin City in December. The cruise takes you to the Sun and Moon Pagodas, lets you know about the local culture of cormorant fishing and immerses yourself in the live classic Chinese music.
8. City Lakes & Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park
In December, to do much walking is a great way to make us warm. To walk along the city lakes will make you refresh yourself in the nature. In addition, you could also find locals walking along the lakes, fishing or playing Chinese chess by the lake. It is their daily leisure activities. Sometimes, the local elders enjoy themselves through singing and dancing in the open area nearby. In the evening, The Sun Pagoda and Moon Pagoda with their own reflections in the water will offer you amazing views.
In December, Xianggong Hill is still green too. The sunrise from the hill has offered excellent materials for photographers at home and abroad. In addition, the views after the rain from the hill are gorgeous as well. Clouds flow around the karst hills in the distance, and the Li River Cruises run on the Li River at the foot of the hill.
10. Cuiping Hill
Cuiping Hill is located around 19 kilometers west of Xianggong Hill. It is a good spot for appreciating the sunset. The surroundings make for an amazing background for photography purposes. It is much more difficult to walk up to the top of Cuiping Hill than the top of Xianggong Hill.