1. How do I get from Hong Kong to Guilin?
Guilin and Hong Kong are both popular tourist destinations in China. Guilin is located in southern China, about 500 km (310 miles) northwest of Hong Kong. There are many ways to travel from Hong Kong to Guilin, such as train, plane or car. The flight time from Hong Kong to Guilin is about 1 hour and 30 minutes, which is the fastest way to fly from Hong Kong to Guilin. But it's cheaper and more convenient to take the high-speed train. The high-speed train is the most popular way to travel from Hong Kong to Guilin. It takes only 3 hours and 16 minutes to travel from Guilin West Station to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station. The train is equipped with second-class seats, first-class seats, and the most luxurious business seats. Because there are fewer trains available each day, it is recommended to book tickets in advance. Otherwise, the train tickets may be sold out.
2. What is the best time to travel to Hong Kong and Guilin?
The weather in Hong Kong is comfortable all year round, so you can go any time you want. The weather in Guilin is also very nice. It is not too hot in summer and not too cold in winter. But if you want to see the most beautiful scenery in Guilin, you can choose to go to Guilin from April to October. However, you should note that the period from May 1 to May 3 and October 1 to October 7 are holidays, during which there will be a lot of tourists. So, it is better to avoid visiting Hong Kong and Guilin during these two periods.
3. How many days is it suitable to travel to Hong Kong and Guilin?
Hong Kong and Guilin have skyscrapers, seaside beaches, historical sites, cultural attractions, and natural landscapes. If you want to explore Hong Kong and Guilin in-depth, we recommend you to spend at least 5 days or more. We have some Hong Kong and Guilin itineraries for your reference. You can view them at the top of this page. In addition, if you have other ideas and requirements, we can customize the itinerary for you. You can also feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
4. Do I need a visa to go to Guilin from Hong Kong?
Travelers from most countries do not need a visa to enter Hong Kong. Normally you need a visa to travel from Hong Kong to Guilin. However, Guilin has also implemented policies such as 72-hour visa-free transit for 51 countries and 6-day visa-free exemption entry for tour groups from 10 ASEAN countries.
The 72-hour transit visa means that if you travel from Hong Kong to Guilin and then from Guilin to a third non-Hong Kong destination outside of mainland China, such as Macau or Japan, you can visit Guilin for 3 days without a visa!
Secondly, tour groups (2 or more) from 10 ASEAN countries (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines) could stay in the Guilin area for up to 6 days without a visa. If you are from another country, we recommend you apply for a visa before departure. If you have any questions about visa applications, you can also contact us.
5. What are the must-see attractions in Hong Kong?
Hong Kong is known as the Pearl of the Orient. When it comes to the attractions of Hong Kong, the most striking one is the Victoria Harbor. And the night view of Victoria Harbor is very attractive. Every night there are multiple people enjoying the fantastic laser show- the Symphony of Lights. In addition, you can also enjoy the magnificent view of Victoria Harbor by taking the Star Ferry. The Avenue of Stars, situated right on the waterfront of Victoria Harbor, is also a great place to enjoy the view. A must-see attraction of Hong Kong is the Peak. Taking the Peak Tram, one of the oldest trams in the world, is definitely an unforgettable experience!
If you are a shopping lover, Hong Kong is definitely the place for you. Whether you're in Tsim Sha Tsui or Causeway Bay, you'll always find the right mall, market, and boutique for you. If you're traveling with your kids, Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park are great options. In addition to the bustling city life, Hong Kong has an abundance of natural beauty, such as Lantau Island, Tai O fishing village, Stanley, and Lamma Island. You can enjoy the winding coastline, the stately Buddha, and the peaceful fishing villages and beautiful towns. If you are interested in Chinese temples or traditional gardens, Wong Tai Sin Temple, Po Lin Monastery, and Nan Lian Garden are the places you must visit. In the evening you can also browse the night market, taste the local snacks of Hong Kong, or go for a drink at Lan Kwai Fong.
6. What are the must-see attractions in Guilin?
First, there are many places worth visiting in Guilin, such as Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Mountain, Folded Color Mountain, Seven Star Park, Two Rivers and Four Lakes, Duxiufeng Wangcheng Scenic Area, East-West Lane, and so on. Of course, you can't miss a cruise tour on the Li River in Guilin. Li River is one of the most scenic rivers in the world. The beautiful scenery on both sides of the Li River is the essence of Guilin's landscape. The main ways to tour the Li River are by boat, bamboo raft and on foot, whichever way you choose you will enjoy the beauty of the Li River.
The end of the Li River cruise tour is Yangshuo. In Yangshuo, you can visit West Street, Yulong River, Xingping Ancient Town, Moon Mountain, Big Banyan Tree, Butterfly Spring, Ten Mile Gallery, etc. In the evening, you can also enjoy the large performance Impression of Sanjie Liu and feel the local special culture.
In addition, the terraces in Guilin are also a special feature. Longji terraces have a long history, nearly 700 years ago. It is also a place where ethnic minorities live, making it a scenic spot that combines natural scenery with the humanistic scenery of ethnic minorities.
7. How is the accommodation in Hong Kong and Guilin?
Hotels in Hong Kong range from luxurious five-star hotels to clean and simple hostels. Staying in Hong Kong for 1-5 days is not recommended for hotels with less than 3 stars. Due to the high room price in Hong Kong, if you stay in a hotel with less than 3 stars, the experience will be much lower, such as noisy environment, inconvenient transportation, and poor facilities.
Accommodation in Guilin is mainly located in the city around the two rivers and four lakes scenic spots and the railway station. As a tourist city, Guilin's hospitality facilities are relatively complete. And there are numerous places to stay in the city and around the major attractions that tourists will mainly visit. So, you can choose your accommodation according to your personal needs. Guilin's downtown area is relatively developed, with convenient shopping and transportation, and a wide selection of hotel grades.