Thousands of tourists visit Guilin during the Golden Week holiday(1-7 Oct). The Impression Sanjie Liu Light Show performs twice a day in Yangshuo County but during the holiday it performs 3 times a day. But the tickets are still in short supply.
The Impression Sanjie Liu Light Show is very famous. Every night it is always full. These days tourists are even buying standing tickets in order to watch the show.
Guilin government officer Mo Mingjan said, Guilin will build the the largest manufactured base of tourism souvenir in China.
Mr.Mo said to the media that in all over China currently all of the tourism souvenirs are very similar. It can't show local unique feelings. The same problem also occurs in Guilin. In March 2011 the National Tourism Souvenir Creative Design Competition was held in Guilin. 90 designs will be selected from the completion. The creative designs will help Guilin to make new tourism souvenirs.
During the Golden Week(Oct 1-7) Guilin Two River and Four Lakes Scenic Area will show the most beautiful two river and four lakes to visitors. They have arranged a few music show and performances for visitors.
On Sept 27th afternoon the 2011 Guilin Guilin Tourism Image Ambassador selection competition has started in Zhengda Hot Springs Resort. There are 28 competitors in the first preliminary contest.
The competition committee said, there are 3 parts in the competition-preliminary contest, semi-final contest and final contest. The whole competition will last 2 months. The competitors will have to show their talent, personal characters and knowledge about history, culture and tourism.
By Sept 25th more than 1200 competitors from all over China and Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia, Kazakhstan, USA and UK joined the competition.
Liuzhou is going to host the international water carnival. From Oct 1 to 7 every day there will be a few events going on in the city all days. And on Oct 14 China 2011 Celebrity Sailboat Competition will be host on Liujiang River of Liuzhou. Most of the events during carnival are free to attend for visitors.
Liuzhou is the 2nd largest city in Guangxi Province. It is only 2hrs away south of Guilin by bus or train. There are many direct buses from Guilin and a few direct buses from Yangshuo to Liuzhou. If you are visiting Guilin or Yangshuo area on those days you may consider pay a one or two days trip to our neighbour city Liuzhou to enjoy the water carnival.
On the afternoon of September 18th the 2011 Guilin International Tourism expo ended successfully. During the expo, 59 countries, 80 Chinese cities and 160,000 visitors attended. 33% increase over the previous year. 600 contracts totaling more than 800 million Yuan was signed during the expo