The city of Guilin, named after the fragrance of osmanthus, built in Chin dynasty over 2000 years ago, prospering in Tang and song, flourishing in Ming and Qing,is a world famous tourist city for its picturesque scenery, as well as a well-known cultural and historic city.Located in the subtropical zone,Guilin boasts a pleasant climate for sight-seeing throughout the four seasons. It is inhabited by 12 nationalities with a total population of 1,260,000. The typical Karst formation makes Guilin the prettiest wonder on earth which notables of all dynasties and heads of different states have been coming one after another to appreciate,all gasping with admiration : " Guilin is the most beautiful place in the world ! " Today' s Guilin ranks second respectively on the list of China's ten best scenic spots and that of China' s top forty tourist spot . with her new appearance today,she is ready at any moment to bid you welcome.
The Lijiang River rises from the Maoer Mountains northeast of Guilin. Winding its way through Guilin and Yangshuo down into the Xijiang River in Wuzhou, its course off 437 kilometers is flanked by green hills and beautiful scenery. A river cruise (83 kilometers) between Guilin and Yangshuo offers you a rare opportunity to enjoy the most magnificent scenery in China. Special attractions along the river cruise are the Elephant Trunk Hill, Tunnel Hill, Pagoda Hill, Crown Hill, Yellow Cloth Hill, Nine-Horse Mural Hill, Embroidery Hill, and Green Lotus Peak. Traveling at different times and in different weather conditions offers kaleidoscopic views. The river cruise makes one feel as if traveling in front of a huge traditional Chinese landscape painting. The Lijiang River cruise is a must for every tourist in Guilin.
In 1998,the President of the USA---Bill Clinton visited Guilin,he said:"I heard of the name of Lijiang River long ago.Today I visit Lijiang River.It is more vivid and genuine than what I thought before. Nowhere is like Guilin.It makes me think of the traditional Chinese paintings."
Maybe you have visited lots of places in the world,but you have never been to Guilin.We hope that you'll be deeply touched by our homepage.The landscape in Guilin not only belongs to China,but also belongs to the whole world.We invite you to share it Sincerely!