Exploring Guilin’s finest, we take an evening cruise of the city’s four interconnected lakes which feature dazzling illuminations teamed with singing and dancing along the shoreline. The lakes are also home to local fishermen who use traditional fishing methods such as using trained cormorants which dive under the water and catch fish by swallowing them whole. With so many waterways, fish is one of the specialities of Guilin, especially Yangshuo Beer Fish along with Guilin Rice Noodles and Ginger Duck. Guilin cuisine is known for its use of spices – especially chilli – and chilli sauce is considered one of the city’s ‘Three Treasures’. Rice roasted in bamboo tubes sealed with banana leaves and baked on a charcoal fire is another regional specialty.