Guilin has buses that run throughout the city, with certain buses specifically aimed at tourists travelling to popular sightseeing spots. Taxis are also readily available and can either be hailed in the street or called in advance. Travellers should ensure that drivers use the taxi's meter. It is also advised that they have their destination written in Chinese to present to the driver, since few of them speak English. Cycling is a popular way of getting around, and many cafés and hotels offer bicycles for hire. There are two main stations for rail transport, linking the city centre with the rest of the country through the Hunan-Guangxi Railway. Aside from ground travel, there are also two docks which facilitate tours down the Li River to Yangshuo.
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