Gui Lin  


Situated at the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and at the southern end of Hunan-Guangxi Corridor, Guilin covers an administrative area of 27, 809 km2 with five districts and 12 counties under its administration and has a total population of 4,950,000. Having a complex terrain and various topographic features, Guilin is surrounded by hills and mountains on all four sides, and moves downward from west to east while Lijiang River and Yi River travel from north to south. The area boasts lush virgin forests, spectacular peaks, tranquil valleys, bubbling streams, gushing waterfalls and imposing rich terraces. This place of wonder is inhabited by dozens of ethnic minority groups, like Zhuang, Yao, Miao and Dong communities.


From a tourist perspective,richly-endowed Guilin has the following four features. First, the typical Karst and Danxia landscapes have given Guilin its unique and unmatchable beauty as can be seen in its green hills, clear waters, bizarre caves and fantastic rocks, thus giving the city an incomparable reputation throughout the world. Second, profound cultural and historic heritage is beautifully integrated into abundant natural resources here, which finds its best expression in such famous scenic areas as Lijiang River, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Longji Terraced Fields, Bajiaozhai Village, Lingqu Canal, Museum of Guihai Tablets Forest and Jingjiang Prince City. Third. With a proper layout and easy access, cityscape and scenic areas add beauty and charm to each other. Fourth, sights are multi-layered and highly distinctive.






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