1 Li River
Cruise between Guilin and Yangshuo through a forest of tall, weirdly contorted karst peaks.
2 Dong villages
Communities of wooden houses, bridges and drum towers pepper remote rural highlands along the Guangxi–Guizhou border.
3 Hua Shan
Another boat trip to see a whole cliffside of mysterious rock art flanking Guangxi’s Zuo River.
4 Sisters’ Meal Festival
Exuberant showpiece of Miao culture, featuring three days of dancing, bull fighting and dragon-boat racing.
5 Zhijin Caves
The largest, most spectacular of China’s subterranean limestone caverns, full of creatively named rock formations.
Spend a day punting around this beautiful lake, a haven for ducks and rare black-necked cranes.