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Top 8 tourist attractions in Guilin

Guilin is a city in southern China famous for its panoramic landscape of limestone karst. At the center of the city is 2 lakes, Cedar and Banyan, remaining from a Tang dynasty moat that once surrounded the city. On Cedar’s shore, the twin pagodas, the Sun and the Moon, light up the night sky.

Guilin

Guilin

Li River

The Li river flows 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo, where the karst mountains are and the river sights highlight the famous Li River Cruise. This river has a large number of fantastic caves along its banks consisting of large deposits of limestone.

Li River

Li River

Reed Flute Cave

This fabulous cave is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting that gives it a mesmerizing effect. The name is derived from the reed that grows outside the cave which are used to make flutes. The cave is a 240 meter long wonderful journey of stupendously magnificent rock formations.

Reed Flute cave

Reed Flute cave

Elephant Trunk Hill

Also called Xiangbi mountain, the name it derived it looks like an elephant drinking water through its trunk. The round opening at night is called the Water Moon Cave because at night it looks as if the moon is floating underwater and on the surface at the same time.

Elephant Trunk Hill

Elephant Trunk Hill

Longsheng Rice Terrace

Also called the Longji Rice Terraces, these rice terraces were built almost 650 years ago. Acquiring different vibrant colors during different stages of growth of rice is a wonderful view.

Longshen Rice terraces

Longshen Rice terraces

Silver cave

Silver Cave is a National AAAA scenic spot in Lipu county. This is a typical karst landscape running through 12 hills. It has a floor like structure with three layers and attractions like snow-mountain with waterfall, Jade Pool Wonderland and music stone screen.

Silver Cave

Silver Cave

Moon Hill

It is a hill with a natural arch and is the remnants of a limestone cave and a phreatic zone. It is a 800 step climb to the top of the mountain.

Moon Hill

Moon Hill

Jingjiang Princes city

It was the royal residence that was built during 1372 and 1392 AD. The complex covers a total area of 19.78 hectares. Attractions include Solitary Beauty Peak, Study Cave, the Peace Grotto and Confucius temple.

Jingjiang Princes City

Jingjiang Princes City

Yangshuo Park

Its located in the western part of the town and is where Man Hill is found. It derives its name because it resembles a man scraping to a shy young girl. The surrounding hills are named as Crab Hill, Swan Hill and Dragon head Hill.

Yangshuo Park

Yangshuo Park

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