About Guilin, China
Limestone karst hills make up the dramatic landscape for which this southern China city is known. Guilin hosts approximately 4,748,000 people within its 10,737 square miles. Guilin’s economy relies on the local industry, which is actually comprised of many elements including herbal medicine, cinnamon, tea, wine, perfume, silk, fertilizer, machinery, tires, and pharmaceutical goods.
Popular Destinations in Guilin
Looking for activities once your private jet arrives in Guilin? A massive moat from medieval times once surrounded this city and has left behind the two lakes at the center of town. Banyan and Cedar Lakes, as well as many other sites, attract droves of visitors annually. Other tourist attractions here include:
Reed Flute Cave: The only sculpture you will find in this artistic setting is Mother Nature herself, as she provides a fascinating gallery of colors and natural wonders. Unique and interesting shapes are the result of rock formations, stalagmites, and stalactites, all combined to make this the absolute best among any of the area’s cave attractions.
The Two Rivers and Four Lakes Water System: Night time is perfect for a visit to the picturesque waterway that flows directly through the middle of Guilin. Colorful lighting highlights the scene after dark, making the attraction even more wondrous. Two tours are available – a boat cruise and a walking tour.
West Street’s Nightlife: It is impossible to be bored when visiting West Street. Whether at night or during the day, West Street is an exciting place. Numerous stands offer souvenir shopping, while cafés and bars offer for relaxation and revitalization. As its claim to fame, West Street is known for being the most visited street by foreigners in China.
Cruise the Li River: For those who enjoyed cruising around the Two Rivers and Four Lakes Water System, the Cruise on the Li River will be even more enjoyable. The cruise travels along the waterway between Yangshuo and Guilin for approximately 83 km. The view alone is majestic, as is the experience travelers get while traveling through this interactive landscape. Like a live painting, this river offers the opportunity for hikers to view not only the magnificent surroundings, but also to get a glimpse of farm life along the riverside. Allow about one hour to hike the entire route, which stretches from Nine Horse Hill to Xingping.
Yangshuo: Yangshuo offers not only spectacular views, but also an ancient city flair. Yangshuo’s history spans 2000 years. Located southwest of Guilin by about 65 km, visitors will find Yangshuo’s famous bar streets the perfect way to finish a busy tourist’s day strong.
Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill: It is where the Yang River and the Li River come together that visitors can view China’s most famous peak. What would ordinarily be a simple rock hill is distinguished by an arched hole bearing a striking resemblance to an elephant trunk. The trunk, actually known as the water moon arch, seems to be sipping water from the river.
Luxury Lodging in Guilin
Seeking luxury accommodations once your private jet has arrived in Guilin? Guilin boasts a plethora of luxurious hotels in which travelers can stay, including:
- Grand Bravo Guilin
- Guilin Golden Crown International Hotel
- Shangri-La Hotel
- Sheraton Guilin
- The White House Hotel Guilin
Airports In or Nearby Guilin For Private Jets
Interested in chartering a private aircraft to Guilin, China? There are numerous airports that serve Guilin and other regions in China. Here are some of the popular airports from which you can book a private jet charter to access this city:
- Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL): Guilin Liangjiang International Airport is the main airport serving the city of Guilin which is 16 miles southwest of the city center. It is the 33rd busiest airport in the country, and has a passenger turnover of over 5.8 million passengers annually. Guilin Liangjiang International Airport stands at an altitude of 571 feet above sea level and has one concrete runway. This is 10,500 feet long and designated in the of 01/19 direction.
- Liuzhou Bailian Airport (LZH): Located 113 miles away from Guilin, Liuzhou Bailian Airport is a military/public airport that mainly serves the city of Liuzhou. The airport stands at 295 feet above sea level and has a single runway. The runway measures 8,000 feet and is designated in the 16/34 direction.
- Nanning Wuxu Airport (NNH): This airport is located around 228 miles from Guilin, and mainly serves Nanning, the capital of the Autonomous Region (Guangxi) in China. Built in 1962, the airport has undergone several major renovations and currently has 178,000 square meters of apron space and 33,470 square meters of terminal space. The airport is located at an altitude of 420 feet above sea level, and is a hub for GX Airlines. The airport has a single concrete runway measuring 10,500 feet in length, and designated in the 05/23 direction.
- Hehua Airport (DYG): This is an airport located in the Hunan Province of China, and 264 miles away from Guilin. The pubic airport serves a wide range of commercial aircraft to mostly domestic locations. Hehua Airport has a single runway measuring 8,350 feet in length and is designated in the 08/26 direction. Hehua Airport has a passenger turnover of 1.4 million, and serves more than 14,000 aircraft movements annually.
- Zhanjiang Airport (ZHA): This airport serves the Guangdong region in China, and is 280 miles from Guilin. It serves a significant number of commercial airlines including Air China and Shenzen Airlines. Zhanjiang Airport sits at an elevation of 125 feet above sea level and has a single asphalt runway measuring 7,800 feet in length. The runway is designated in the 16/34 direction.
- Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport (KWE): This is a public airport that serves the capital of Guizhou Province. It was opened in 1997 and is located 400 miles away from Guilin. The airport can accommodate wide body aircraft such as the Airbus A330. The terminal covers an area of 34,000 square meters, and can handle 2,000 passengers per hour. Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport has one concrete runway measuring 10,500 feet in length, and designated in the of 01/19 direction. The airport records an average passenger turnover of 12 million passengers a month.
- Changde Taohuayuan Airport (CGD): Changde Taohuayuan Airport is an airport that serves the Changde city in Hunan province. The airport is not very busy; it only has three commercial airlines that provide scheduled services most of which are to domestic destinations. The airport has one asphalt runway measuring 8,336 feet in length, and designated in the 02/20 direction. Changde Taohuayuan Airport has a passenger turnover of around 376,000 annually.
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