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The Landscape of Guilin

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Guilin is located in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.As a famous tourism city in China,Gulin has long enjoyed the reputation that”Guilin wins the world for its mountains and waters”.

Guilin has inimitable karst landform.The mountains here are in thousands of postures;the water is liquid and clear like a mirror;caves are quiet and secluded.

Along this stretch of the Lijiang River you pass through pastoral scenes unchanged for generations as the banks are lined with quaint fishing villages,farmland and bamboo groves.Here you will see water buffalo,ducks swimming in line and the small boats used by fishermen when they ply the river with cormorants to catch fish from its abundant stocks.This quiet rural beauty,a stunning contrast to the hustle and bustle of the modern city streets,is a joy to behold.

There are havens of peace within the city such as Diecai Hill,also named Gui Hill.This hill is easy to climb,making it popular with visitors.While stepping into the Nayun Pavilion on Mingyue Peak,you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the whole city.

There are more than 30 noted scenic spots within the boundaries of Guilin Peak.Among them is a hill standing in solitary loftiness in the center of the city:the Elephant Trunk Hill,the city’s symbol,so named because of its resemblance to an elephant’s sipping water from the Lijiang River with its trunk.

In addition,Guilin is home to many ethnic groups,such as Zhuang,Yao,Miao,Dong and so on.The various folk traditions make Gulin landscape different from others.    

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