Guilin Scenic Resort

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Guilin City

Walks around Guilin – Two Rivers and Four Lakes

Walks around Guilin – Two Rivers and Four Lakes

Guilin is a prefecture-level city in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, situated on the west bank of the Li River, and bordering Hunan to the north. Its name means, “Forest of Sweet Osmanthus”, owing to the large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees located in the city. The city has long been renowned for its scenery of karst topography, its center is surrounded by two rivers and four lakes and studded with sheer sided karst hills.

Duxiu Feng (Solitary Beauty Peak)

Duxiu Feng 独秀峰 (Solitary Beauty Peak) in the north west of the city

Guilin is a picturesque City, there are two rivers and four lakes around the city which includes Li River (the part within the city), Taohua (Peach Blossom) River, Mulong Lake, Guihu Lake, Ronghu Lake and Shanhu Lake.

Guilin has been famous since Tang dynasty for its scenic location with rocky hills about 200m high around the Li River and many bamboo trees growing along the river banks, downstream the river, you can cruise or bamboo rafting to the Yangshuo county.

The Lijiang River Scenic Zone at Guilin has been on the list of UNESCO since 1996.

Karst Hills and Caves, Longji Rice Terrace Fields in Guilin Scenery Area

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Cruise travel on Li River and Bamboo rafting on Yulong River:

Li River and Yulong River Map

Li River

The Li River or Lijiang is a river in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. It ranges 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo, where the Karst mountain and river sights highlight the famous Li River cruise.

The Yulong River is a small tributary of the larger Li River in Southeastern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region that runs through the major city of Guilin to Yangshuo. The Yulong starts in Northern Yangshuo County near Litang and runs for over 35 kilometres through small villages of the Yulong River Valley.

Hot Scenic Spots are located on following Google Map:

Guilin Scenic Area Map

Guilin and Yangshuo Video Introduction

(UNESCO World Heritage Site)