Ever since China became the leading global economic force, it has turned into a necessary destination for many business travelers from all corners of the Earth. Most frequently, they travel to big cities which really are impressive and provide countless options for experiences which facilitate getting to know China, however, if you have the opportunity, make sure to single out a day, two or three during your stay in this beautiful country and get to know it from the inside, on a rural level, through its natural beauties and the wilderness.
The best contrast to the hectic urban centers is the Guanxi Province, which borders with Vietnam in the South of the country, as well as its central city Guilin. This is a favorite tourist attraction for the Chinese, but is slowly being discovered by foreigners because good news about Guilin travels fast. Once you get here, be sure to book a ticket for a boat trip down the Li River, to the even more authentic city Yangshuo and you will provide yourself with the privilege of witnessing five hours of the most beautiful view you have ever seen in your life, all for a small sum. There is no massage (nor a happy end) which relaxes and regenerates as spending some time in this scenery does.
Gorgeous Karst Peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Water buffalo patrol the fields, peasants reap rice paddies, school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts… This is China, as it once was.