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Guilin Travel Guide

Guilin Travel Guide

Guilin is a town in China, located in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on the west bank of the Lijiang River.

It is called also "forest of Sweet Osmanthus", owing to the large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees situated in the town. Guilin has long been renowned for its unique scenery.

The city of Guilin is a scenic city and one of the best-known tourist destinations in China. There are several scenic sites within short traveling distance of Guilin. These include Longshang with it's famous The Li jiang river, Longji rice terraces, Yangshuo, a small town downstream form Guilin; and many more.

Guilin is an beautiful town. The city center is surrounded by 4 lakes, 2 rivers and studded with shear sided karst mountains, Outside the city center, the buildings are less well kept. The main activity in the town is tourism.

Guilin is a medium-sized city in China, but one can find a large amount of western-style hotels, tourists and is relatively free of air pollution.

Several Chinese domestic tourists too flock to this area. What makes it special is its proximity to several picturesque limestone mountains and formations.

Administrative divisions: Guilin administers 17 county-level divisions:

2 autonomous counties:
- Longsheng Autonomous County
- Gongcheng Yao Autonomous County.

5 town districts:
- Diecai District
- Yanshan District
- Xiufeng District
- Qixing District
- Xiangshan District.

10 counties: Lipu County, Xing'an County, Yangshuo County, Ziyuan County, Lingui County, Quanzhou County, Pingle County, Lingchuan County, Guanyang County, Yongfu County.

History of Guilin

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