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May 15

Guilin Guesthouses and One of the Best Train Rides

By Mitchell Blatt | Travel

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The three hour train ride from Guangzhou South to Guilin North station must be one of the most beautiful in China. The view out the window transitions from a sprawling view of Guangzhou’s skyline when you depart to views of farmland and mountains and then into the steep rocky, karst points of northern Guangxi.

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Once you arrive at Guilin North, there is a whole street of cheap hotels and guesthouses just at the side of the station. Don’t go to the first ones you see. You might think 100 RMB for a single room is cheap if you are coming from Guangzhou. But the guesthouses further down the road and in the allies have rooms starting at 40 or 50 RMB.

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Guesthouses and bbq.