The Scenic Beauty of Guilin, China
Nestled in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region in South China, Guilin is regarded as a shining gem of the prospering tourist industry of China, on account of its breathtaking natural beauty and rich historical treasures. This culturally enriched city boasts a history of more than 2000 years. The earliest inhabitants, who resided at Guilin belonged to the Qin Dynasty. The city mainly flourished and prospered during the reign of Tang, Song, Ming and Qing dynasties. The city spans an area of around 27800 square kilometers. Guilin has been named after the aroma of the osmanthus tree, where the term 'Gui' stands for osmanthus and 'lin' means forest. The place flaunts some of the most attractive karst topography across the globe. The tooth-shaped limestone mountains are found in clusters or as isolated mesas or monoliths. A colorful acrylic fridge magnet souvenir of the picturesque Guilin is honestly a great way to bring back your fond tour memories of China.
Interesting Facts about Guilin
Guilin has immense tourist appeal. The reputation of the place as one of the most beautiful place around the world brings hoards of tourists to Guilin. The city occupies the second rank after Beijing on China's list of the 10 best tourist destination of the country. There is a popular saying - 'Guilin's mountain and water scenery is the best under heaven'. The most famous picturesque area of Guilin, the Li River was chosen by National Geographic magazine as one of the top ten watery wonders around the world. The Red Flute cave is an outstanding gallery of limestone caves formation in Guilin and it is a major spot of tourist attraction for more than 1200 years. The Longsheng County with breathtaking natural scenery feature beautiful rice terraced field that dates back about 7000 years ago. The ideal time of visiting this fascinating place is from April to October.