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How many days for Guilin vs. Chongqing?
Jul 8, 2010 18:37
  • TEXAS80
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It seems to make sense to devote two whole days to a city if you're planning to visit and in my sample itinerary I devoted one full day to Guilin and 4 full days to Chongqing.

Despite being a big city guy would it make more sense to have 2 full days to Guilin and 3 full days to Chongqing or does the former plan seem alright?

Thanks to everyone who provides help to these "little" questions. :)
Last edited by TEXAS80: Jul 8, 2010 18:50
Jul 9, 2010 04:27
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  • BL2022
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Usually it needs 2-3 days in Guilin.
Jul 9, 2010 13:25
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Thanks, I'll talk your word for it. 2 days should be better than one. Plus I really want to see these karst mountains:

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/
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Images/POD/l/li-river-268929-sw.jpg
Jul 10, 2010 01:33
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Skip Guilin and go straight to Yangshuo. If you are into photography, you will need weeks, not days.
Jul 12, 2010 00:32
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Thanks Robert. Well I just purchased the domestic flights to allow two full days in Guilin. I'm not into photography but I will take pictures of whatever I think is cool. There is a Li River tour I saw online but it costs about $350. Not wiling to pay that much for a 2 day tour.
Jul 13, 2010 16:05
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Guilin is city wheras Yangshuo is a small town. Many people speak English in Yangshuo. Ten minutes bike ride from Yangshuo and you are in the countryside. My advice, take the bus from Guilin to Yangshuo (about one hour/10 yuan) and hire a bike (20 yuan per day). The best part of the Li River can be viewed from Xingpin (45 minutes/7yuan from Yangshuo). The scene depicted on the 20 yuan note is from Xingpin and you can get far cheaper, and far better boat rides than from Guilin.

http://www.genkin.org/blog/index.php/2010/06/29/20-yuan-note-view-at-dawn-xingping-yangshuo-guilin-china/
Jul 14, 2010 02:10
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Welcome back, BOBRT
Seems you had enjoyed a trip to GuiLin, that's great! Where are you now?
Jul 14, 2010 18:08
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Hi Gloomy. Thanks for the welcome, but I am just passing through and thought I could help TEXAS80. I have had more than TEN trips to Yangshuo. It is almost my second home. I am in Australia at the moment but intend returning to Yangshuo again sometime soon.
Jul 14, 2010 21:01
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Bobert, are you the owner of www.genkin.org? You are a photographer????? The pictures on that website are amazing.
Jul 14, 2010 23:09
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LONELYJO; The only thing I own...is debt!
Jul 15, 2010 00:59
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LONELYJO; The only thing I own...is debt!


Bob, you are very humorous. The photographer is very talented. Nice photos!
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