With its karst mountains and winding rivers, the landscape of this laid-back town is the stuff of classic Chinese paintings. And nestled into the bucolic rolling hills along The Li River, a sweet spot to take it all in. The converted 1960s refinery may no longer be producing sugar, but it’s still churning out sweetness of a memorable kind. Take a tour through the former sugar mill to relive each restored building’s history. Explore the surrounding villages on bike, or just stay in – in the pool, to be more specific – as you savor the now.