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Guilin Tourist Attractions

Guilin 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 sightseeing throughout the four seasons. Today's Guilin ranks the second respectively on the list of China's ten best scenic spots and that of China' top forty tourist spots. A number of budget hotels in Guilin makes your stay comfortable, and gives you an opportunity to visit the nearby tourist spots in Guilin.


One of the mountains in the center of the town is aptly named Elephant Trunk Hill or just Elephant Rock. It indeed resembles an elephant with its big trunk hanging over a small part of the river. Between the trunk and the legs of the elephant is a cave, in the shape of a full moon, penetrating the hill from side to side.

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The Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. The trip starts from the dock south of Liberation Bridge in Guilin downtown area. Otherwise some agencies will transport tourist to by a one-hour bus ride to catch the cruise. The river trip is over eighty kilometers long and is estimated to take seven to eight hours.

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Seven Star Park is a delightful park that has been landscaped to encompass hills and natural waterways is a great favorite with the local people and tourists alike. The park takes its name from the fact that the four peaks on Putuo Hill and the three peaks on Crescent Hill that form the main part of the park replicate the pattern of the seven stars in the Ursa Major constellation (Great bear or Big Dipper).

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Solitary Beauty Peak (Duxiu Feng) is one of Guilin's most prominent karst peaks and is located in the city center. It is reputed as "Sky-Supporting Pillar in the South." If you are willing to make the 306 step trek to the peak, you will be rewarded with fantastic views of Guilin, the Lijiang River, and the surrounding peaks.

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Wave Subduing Hill (Fuboshan) has one of the most unique and interesting shapes of all the hills in Guilin and contains many interesting sights. The sights on the hill include a temple to the Wave Subduing General (Fubo Jiangjun), after whom the hill is named. Elsewhere on the hill, Returned Pearl Cave and Thousand Buddhas Cave are also great places to see some Tang and Song Buddhist statues.

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