GL01-05: Private Day Trip to Daxu Old Town and Yaoshan Mountain

Guilin - Daxu Town - Yaoshan Mountain & Tea Garden - Guilin
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In the morning, your English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at about 08:30, and then transfer you to the Daxu Old Town, which takes around 50 minutes on the way. 

The Daxu town was founded in the early years of the Northern Song Dynasty (960 - 1127), flourished in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1912), and reached its peak in the Republic of China (1912 - 1949). With a history of over a thousand years, this old town has been left with many cultural and historical relics. Today, you will spend two hours to explore this town and learn about its history and people's lives in the company of your private guide. Wandering in the town, you can retrace the previous glorious history through visiting the well-preserved wooden residences, the bluestone-paved footpath as well as the one-arched stone bridge. Many restaurants are scattered throughout the ancient town, offering a wide range of choices for travelers to taste authentic local specialties. Lunch is at your own expense and your guide will be glad to provide some advice.
Daxu Ancient Town
Local people in the town
After the lunch break, we will drive to the Yaoshan Mountain, a gorgeous natural getaway for trekking. A round-trip cable car has been included to make it easier for you to go up and down the mountain. At the summit, you can capture a panoramic view of the cityscape of Guilin. Then you will take a further exploration to the Yaoshan Tea Garden for around 1.5 hours to get an insight into Chinese profound tea culture. Here, you can also participate in various hands-on activities, such as picking tea leaves, roasting and tasting tea. 

At the end of your Guilin day tour to the Daxu Ancient Town, you will be escorted back to your hotel.
Tour Highlights
Daxu Ancient Town
Located about 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Guilin City, the Daxu Ancient Town is blessed with a history of over 1,800 years. Stretching for around 2 kilometers (1.2 miles), the main street is paved with polished flagstones and lined with quaint wooden folk houses of the Ming-Qing style. As a bustling business center in ancient time, the town now still has a number of archaic shops and stalls selling bamboo-weaved articles, hand-made straw sandals, Chinese herb medicines, etc. 

Rambling around the residential area, you will also get a feel of the leisurely life of the locals. The seniors play chess in the shade, women wash clothes by the water, while kids play in the lanes. The Longevity Bridge, built in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), is a highlight of the town, and also a superb photographic site to capture the enchanting scenery of the Li River. Across the bridge lies a number of historical monuments, including the ancestral temple, mosque, private gardens and memorial halls.
Cable car ride on the Yaoshan Mountain
Yaoshan Tea Garden
Yaoshan Mountain and Tea Garden
Yaoshan is the highest and largest mountain in Guilin. It is only about 30 minutes' drive from the city center. On the top of the peak, you can gain a panoramic view of the entire city and take in the refreshing verdant mountain views. 

Yaoshan Tea Garden is a good place to have a deep understanding of the Chinese tea culture. You will have a chance to pick tea leaves, learn the tea-making process, and make a cup of tea on your own. Local farmers will brief you on the tea plantations with the guide's interpretation, and meanwhile you can also savor different kinds of tea.
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Round-trip cable car at Yaoshan Mountain
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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