Basic Facts of Guilin:
Location: in the northeastern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Area: 4195 square kilometers
Population: 1.2 million
Guilin is a historical and cultural city as well as a tourist wonderland of world fame. It literally means "cassia tree forest", named for the local cassia trees, whose scent wafts through the city in autumn. "Guilin boasts the most beautiful scenery under Heaven" is a saying popular among its admirers. Green hills and fields, forests of peculiar pinnacles and the beautiful Li River all wind through the city. What a fairyland! Follow TOC to know more and dig deeper!
Although Guilin is not as modern as Shanghai or not so politically important like Beijing, it is a great tourist city with the focus of world attention. So as to convenient its guests, the local government has built a quite complete transportation system, which is in possession of airlines, railways and highroads to get people travel to & from Guilin easily, as well as city buses, free tourist buses, taxis, cruise ships etc. to ease the inside traffic pressure. In the city, you can shop a lot of Guilin-styled commodities and souvenirs such as Guilin's Three Treasures-Sanhua alcohol, Guilin fermented bean curd and Guilin chili sauce, Yangshuo painted fan, Guilin stone sculptures etc. to present as gifts to your family members, relatives and friends. Entertainment activities seem to veil a Guilin style, too. Either to enjoy a Guilin opera, or to cruise a ship on Li River at a romantic night is so unique, so peculiar. And it has nothing to do with bustle and hustle. If you are a foody like me, please do not miss tasting both local snacks and main courses. Snacks like Guilin rice noodles, nun noodles, oil tea, Steamed rice in bamboo are definitely worth trying. Such main dishes as Steamed Li River Fish, Gingko stewed with Old Duck, Yangshuo Beer Fish etc. will not disappoint you, either. Please give yourself a treat!
Guilin is a clean city with charming waterfront and ever-changing moods. Hills and parks mottle the urban landscape. Breathtaking sights namely Elephant Trunk Hill, Wave-Subduing (Fubo) Hill, Seven Star Park etc. are just like magnet to visitors, attracting a myriad of people each year to come and leave their beautiful memories here.
Join the designed Guilin tours offered by TOC to dig deeper of this charming, graceful, elegant historical city. Words are too plain to describe its beauty, so come and experience all by yourself!