Tour of Guangxi, amid Green Mountains and Beautiful Rivers
Crossing China and Vietnam, Detian Grand Falls is the largest waterfall in Asia, and the fourth largest transnational waterfall in the world (200 m wide, connected to Ban Gioc Falls of Vietnam). The waterfall is majestic, with three twists, dropping layer upon layer, surging and splashing, and its sound could be heard even miles away. The water of the waterfall is sometimes urgent and sometimes slow, sometimes divided and sometimes converged, twisting and turning between the ancient towering trees; moreover, they are set off by flowers and plants, with birds hovered and singing. The river could suddenly be interrupted by a cliff, cascading down. Standing under the waterfall, you can observe the vapor transpiring, connecting to the clouds in the lofty sky, with its rolling torrent fractured and gathering again, breaking through three passes. Looking up at the top of the waterfall, mountain peaks are floating, and the giant waterfall is like the sea pouring down; water foam splashes, as if tens of thousands of cups of pearls were being poured out. Detian Grand Falls is splendid and magnificent, with spectacular changes, its clear water forever flows and never dries, and whether in spring, summer, autumn or winter, or whether cloudy, clear, raining or foggy, it assumes all kinds of forms and styles. Its energy, and its imposing power, its elegant demeanor are always soul shaking. Gulongshan Canyon Group consists of Gulao Grand Canyon, Xinling Grand Canyon, and Xinqiao Grand Canyon, with a total length of 6.8 km, integrating the spirit of the landscape, condensing the essence of the canyons and karst caves, and embracing the three underground river water-eroded caves, namely, the ancient Yingbin Cave, Baifu Cave, and Shuilian Cave. At the Lianhua Pool, the Canyon Group releases the Gulong Waterfall, and then maneuvers in the three Gorges and three caves, spectacular and amazing. The various canyons of Gulongshan are mutually connected by hills, with underground river water-eroded caves penetrating each other, boasting more than two thousand natural and primitive plant varieties. The river in the deep canyon flows throughout the year, creating deep and beautiful scenery. Integrating “mountain, water, cane, forest, cave, waterfalls, and canyon"" into an organic whole, Gulongshan Canyon Group demonstrates its “magnificent, steep, far-reaching, strange, unparalleled, and beautiful"" landscape features.
Description of the Itinerary
Day 1: Drive to “Detian Waterfall Scenic Spot"". Pass through Longhushan, or the Dragon-Tiger Mountain, Daxin Tianyuan Fengguang, or Daxin Pastoral Landscape, Heishuihe, or the Black River, Shatun Diepu along the way; in the afternoon, arrive at Shuolong, a small town at the frontier for lunch; afterwards, got to Detian Scenic Spot, pass through Lvdao Xingyun, or Green Islands with Floating Clouds along the way; after arrival, visit Detian Transnational Waterfall. Detian Transnational Waterfall, known as the largest in Asia, and the second largest in the world, is connected to the Ban Gioc Falls of Vietnam that is closely adjacent to the waterfall; at the same time, visitors can also have a view of the Ban Gioc Falls of Vietnam. Day 2: After breakfast, drive to Gulongshan Canyon Group Scenic Spot, reputed as “China's largest cave canyon group""; take a kayak to cross straits and caves, as if passing through a time tunnel. Integrating deep valleys, strategically located cliffs, flying waterfalls, underground rivers and water-eroded caves, ecological vegetation, and Zhuang nationality folk customs, Gulongshan Canyon Group Scenic Spot spans a total length of 6.8 km, with one river crossing three gorges and passing through three caves, roaring ahead all the way. Float through a number of scenic attractions, including Gushitan, or Drum-stone Beach, Yaopotan, or witch beach, Guijianchou, or sorrow to the ghost, Jinboyueli, or carp jumping in the golden wave, Heihutan, or black tiger beach, etc., where visitors can appreciate a number of scenic attractions, such as Yifanfengshun, or smooth all the way, Huangguan Mountain, or royal crown mountain, Gufoguchaoxi, or ancient Buddha facing the west, Longnv Rock, or dragon daughter rock, Yuanyang Cave, or Mandarin duck cave, Gulong Stele Corridor, etc.; afterward, return to Nanning by bus, while enjoying scenic spots, such as the Sandieling Waterfall of Jingxi landscape, along the way; then arrive at Nanjing to stay in hotel. Day 3: Go to Guilin, visit Guilin’s city badge (AAAA) - Xiangbishan, or the Elephant-Trunk Hill, and enjoy its beautiful landscape: “a bright moon is both residing at the bottom of the water and floating above the water surface, when water flows the moon stays, and when the moon moves the water still flows”, and other scenic attractions, such as the Puxian Tower, or Samantabhadra Tower, Water-Moon Cave, Lijiang Double Moon, etc.; travel to “Fuboshan”, or Fubo Mountain with its many stories, and other scenic spots, such as Huanzhudong, or Bead-Return Cave, Qianfoyan, or One-Thousand-Buddha Rock, Shanhuyan, or Coral Rock, Shijianshi, or Sword Test Stone, Tingtaoge, or Wave-Hearing Pavilion, as well as Qianrenguo, or One-Thousand-People Pot, Datiezhong, or Big-Iron Bell, etc.; visit ""Diecaishan”, or Diecai Mountain, at the site of Jiangshan Huijing; then appreciate the Dr. Tea Silver Dragon Cyrstal; meanwhile, visitors may also enjoy at their own expense Menghuan Lijiang – a large-scale mountain and water landscape performance staged in Las Vegas as part of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin's state visit to the United States. Day 4: Tour around the ""Yangshuo - Millstone Hill"" of Lijiang by boat: visit the one hundred li’s gallery - Lijiang’s scenery, Zhouxing Yunliu, or boat moving and clouds flowing, Jiulong Xishui, or nine dragons playing with water, Langshi Yanyu, or big waves bumping the stones amidst smoky rains, Baxian Guojiang, or eight fairies crossing the river, and other scenic attractions one after another; appreciate the magic paintings of Jiuma Huashan, or nine horses drawing the mountains, and the unparalleled wonderful sights on Huangbutan, or Yellow Cloth Beach as depicted in the poetic verse: “boat traveling on top of the blue mountain”; stroll along in the “Yangshuo Xijie”, or Yangshuo West Street, commonly known as foreigner’s street, famous both at home and abroad for its extreme European styles and Guangxi ethnic characteristics in this global village. Day 5: Visit the “Qixing Gongyuan”, or the Seven Star Park, the largest comprehensive park in Guilin: Huaxia Zhiguang Guangchang, or Light of the Huaxia Square, Luotuofeng, or Camel Peak, Site of Clinton’s Speech, Xixiasi, or Xixia Temple, etc.; visit ""Ludiyan”, or Flute Rock, known as the “Art Palace of Nature""; afterwards, visit Ronghu, or the Banyan Lake, and the Shanhu, or the Cedar Lake.