Xingping – Wusheng Temple

The Wusheng Temple in Xingping at first just seems a lovely example of a small village temple, but in fact it is one of the oldest in China - with over 1800 years of history. In particular, the murals on the walls are absolutely fascinating, depicting scenes of the Li River and other landscapes, local … Continue reading Xingping – Wusheng Temple



This quaint little village just downstream from Guilin is a fantastic base for hiking around the region as well as giving tourists a taste of rural Chinese life. In particular, it is famous for being the location of the photograph on 20 RMB notes - if you take a bamboo boat trip from Guilin to Xingping, … Continue reading Xingping

Li River Bamboo Boat Trip

No trip to Guilin is complete without a tour along the Li River on a "bamboo boat" (although we were rather disappointed to find plastic piping now used as the main material!). Most tourists take a raft to either Yangshuo or Xingping for a day or two exploring the smaller towns around Guilin. Our original … Continue reading Li River Bamboo Boat Trip