a lazy morning at the guilinyi royal palace before heading to yangshuo

Tuesday, January 27:  We arrived at our lovely hotel in Guilin, the Guilinyi Royal Palace, too late last night to wander around the grounds, so this morning, we decide we’ll have a leisurely breakfast and explore the grounds before heading to Yangshuo.  It’s the best hotel Mike and I stay at during our holiday, after the Hotel Pullman Zhangjiajie, so we’d like to savor it a bit before heading to our cheap hotel, the Yangshuo River View Hotel, for the next four nights.

The Guilinyi Palace Hotel

The Guilinyi Royal Palace

The hotel sits in the middle of Guilin’s Central Park, the city’s botanical gardens, but we don’t have time to explore those surrounding gardens today.  The hotel itself has pretty enough gardens on its own.

Guilinyi Palace Hotel

Guilinyi Royal Palace

Little waterways on the grounds (Photo by Mike)

Little waterways on the grounds (Photo by Mike)

Koi pond at the Guilinyi Royal Palace Hotel

Koi pond at the Guilinyi Royal Palace

Koi

Koi

Guilinyi Palace Hotel

Guilinyi Royal Palace

Banana plants on the grounds of the Guilinyi Palace Hotel

Banana plants on the grounds of the Guilinyi Royal Palace (Photo by Mike)

Pretty pavilion

Pretty pavilion

It really is a shame that this is only a stopover point on our trip, as we need to head on to Yangshuo by bus. It certainly warrants a longer stay.  As it turns out, we end up coming back here for another night, but we don’t know this at this time.  When we return, we’ll be able to explore the larger surrounding botanical gardens.

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15 thoughts on “a lazy morning at the guilinyi royal palace before heading to yangshuo

  1. This looks like such a pretty place. I’m pleased to hear that you get to go back.

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  2. Even though the sky was a flat gray, the pictures turned out wonderful. I’m so glad you’re sharing all of this.

    Nancy

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    • Thanks, Nancy. The place really was lovely in the room, and even on the grounds, even though it was a gray day. Inside the room was best because it was so cozy and an escape from the cold. 🙂

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  3. I shall await in anticipation for your garden post 😉

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  4. It looks so tropical

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    • Yes, Guangxi province, where both Nanning (where I live) and Guilin are, is very tropical. Hot and humid, or cold and wet. Those are the seasons. 🙂

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      • Climate sounds rather uncomfortable. Is it the northern winter/spring at the moment over there?

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      • It is not my favorite climate, Pauline. Too damp for my taste. We’ve had rain for about 2 weeks straight and temps in the 50s (F). It’s supposed to get up to the 70s starting on Saturday and in the 80s next week, but I’m sure it will stay damp through summer.

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      • Hope you have got rid of your cold by now…

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      • Yes, Pauline, I feel fine just now. Unusual, as I was sick with stomach problems my first 4 months in China, then sick with a cold while traveling. It feels strange to be well. 🙂

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      • Pleased to hear you are ok now

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