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The scenery of Guilin has been called the finest under heaven. Situated in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin City is South China's shining pearl, with verdant mountains, elegant waters , magnificent crags and fantastic caverns.
Guilin has a history of more than 2,000 years.In the 6th year of Yuanding During the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty ( 111 BC), Guilin was a county, called Shi An County, and from the Song Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty, it was the political, economic and cultural centre of Guangxi. In 1921,the North Expeditionary Army led by Sun Zhongshan (Dr. Sun Yat-sen) joined forces In Guilin,and the headquarters was sited in the Royal Palace at the foot Of the Solitary Beauty Peak. The city acquired its present name in the year of 1940.
A typical one day city tour in Guilin includes scenic spots such as Elephant Trunk Hill , the symbol of Guilin's scenery and Reed Flute Cave with stalagmites and stalagmites in different shapes and colors. Daily Join-in Tours of Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is an unforgetable memory for your holidays in Guilin, highly recommend you to stay overnight after the cruise journey. Plenty of outdoor activities in the 1000 year-old town of Yangshuo, and the nearby beautiful countryside. A visit to the nearby mountain villages of Longsheng and Sanjiang will be a life-time trip. You might continue your voyage by exploring Dong Villages in the nearby remote province of Guilzhou.
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