The distinct Chinese-style architecture is a
fascinating sight to behold. The indulgent Asian hospitality is heart-warming.
You have arrived at Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin.
Glittering night-time view of the hotel
There is no hurry. Your spacious room is just the
haven you need to slip into a blissful mood. After all, it is easy when a magnificent view of the crystal-clear Li River and gorgeous landscaped gardens is right outside your window.
Guilin literally means “forest of Sweet Osmanthus”.
The streets are lined with these fragrant trees. As you traverse the city, you are
constantly aware of the breathtaking hills with their surreal rock formations.
Between saccharine scents, sounds of the river and
majestic hills, you are absolutely spellbound. Guilin's claim to having
the “finest mountains and rivers under heaven” is indisputable.
morning, the chefs at the Li Café entertain with their distinctive styles. Your
eyes wander from the tandoori to the teppanyaki cooking stations.
Your senses are
heightened with the famous Diecai
Mountain, just a short distance away from the hotel. Its beauty has been an
inspiration to artists the world over since ancient times. Today, you are in
your own Chinese brush painting.
For a modern appreciation of Guilin, you head to the
city’s pedestrianised tourist area, easily accessible from the hotel. Here, you
find local shopping to be just as enticing, with silk scrolls, crystals and
jade on your list.
All too soon, night descends on Guilin’s wonders.
Back at the hotel, you delight in one last venture.
The sights and tastes of the colourful and spicy Guilin cuisine are best
enjoyed at the Shang Palace, Shangri-La’s signature restaurant.
Before you head to the celestial comfort of your
room, you sip another comforting cup of Osmanthus tea.
Welcome to Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin, where