Guilin is well known for its natural beauty. However, this picturesque city is even more charming at night. Guilin nightlife combines the romantic ambience of such noted destinations as Paris with its own unique, idyllic and tranquil atmosphere. As night falls on Guilin, the diverse nightlife of this unique city comes alive. Travellers can choose to enjoy themselves in modern bars and nightclubs, or relax on a romantic night cruise on the Li River. They could also peruse the delights of the Folk Customs Centre.
Night Cruise over the Li River
Li River Ethnic Night is made up of Li River Night Cruise and Dancing in the Water Pavilion. The water pavilion is located at No.2 Dock, Binjiang Road on the west bank of Li River, next to the Li River Yinzuo Ferry. Travelers can watch the ethnic performance and then enjoy a cruise along the Li River.
Li River Folk Customs Center is located where Li River meets the Xiaodong River. Travelers will appreciate the ethnic customs, arts, cuisines and architecture. Enjoying the singing, dancing performance and ethnic costume show as well, travelers are sure to find tasting the ethnic delicacies a memorable experience. Entrance Fee: for the Li River Folk Customs Center is approximately CNY45 during the day and CNY60 at night.
Impression Sanjie Liu
Impression Sanjie Liu is a major performance, which is set in the natural landscape of Yangshuo, and is directed by the famous Chinese director, Zhang Yimo. The stage for the performance is composed of a two-kilometer-long water area with twelve mountains as the background. It is the largest natural theater in the world. The whole performance lasts for about 60 minutes with a cast of some 600 performers, all of whom are local fishermen. Tickets for the performance range from CNY188 to 680 per person. The site of the great performance is about one kilometer away from the West Street. You can walk there in 10 to 15 minutes.
Night Cruise on the Two Rivers and Four Lakes
Two Rivers and Four Lakes, a park-like scenic area£¬is Guilin's central round-the-city water system, located in the downtown area of Guilin.
The night cruise is amazing and spectacular since the water system has been transformed by the innovative use of lighting in the gardens and buildings along the lakes. The environment is quite relaxing and romantic there.
The most wonderful parts are located around the four lakes, namely Banyan Lake, Wooden Dragon Lake, Gui Lake, Shahu Lake. They are just located within the downtown area, and only a short distance from the railway station and bus station.
Zhengyang Pedestrian Street
This is a walking street which combines the functions of leisure, shopping and entertainment. It has a length of 666 meters long (6 is a lucky number in China). It is surrounded by restaurants, hotels, theatres, stadiums, commercial facilities and scenic spots.
All kinds of vehicles are not allowed in Zhengyang Pedestrian Street. It combines the characteristic of local architectures and the classical European architecture as well.
On the whole, Zhengyang Pedestrian Street is a business street. Brand Label stores can be seen everywhere. There are snack bars providing various delicious foods. It's one of the busiest and most prospect places.
Guilin Night Market
Guilin night market is located at Xichenglu Pedestrian Street. At nightfall, you will see lots of red tents lining in two long rows, selling various kinds of handicrafts, local specialties, souvenirs and snacks. If you want to do some souvenir shopping, then this is your little paradise. Even if you just want to take a look around, it is very relaxing to wander up and down between the stalls accompanied by the cool breeze coming from the nearby lakes.
Baidu Bar incorporates modern musical elements into the European bar culture, and combines bar and club together. There is a slow-rock music bar which contains rich European bar culture. Professional DJ and singers will lead you to the hall of classic and popular music. There are also bar-style mini KTV private rooms. Innovative cocktail and a variety of beer and wine are available.
You will enjoy yourself with the fashionable design and complete function. You can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of Li River. First-class equipment and night view will leave you a perfect impression.
Location: 18 Binjiang Road, on the river bank of the Li River, close to the Liberation Bridge (Jie Fang Qiao)
Amani Bar is right located at the center of Zhengyang Pedestrian Street, near the clock tower. It is quite popular for foreign tourists and has a good selection of western food (the pizza there is quite nice), teas, coffees and common beer and wine. The bar has several outdoor seats, and sitting at the corner of prosperous Zhengyang Pedestrian Street might give you a unique peace. What's more, the bar is about 200 meters from Li River, and you can have a walk along the river after your relaxation in the bar.
Address: 159 Zhengyang Pedestrian Street