Guilin is regarded as one of the most scenic towns in China. It was named after the fragrance of osmanthus tree and is brimming with unspoiled natural wonders that delight travelers. Located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin is easily accessible, and it is only one hour from Hong Kong and a haven for nature-lovers from all around the world.
Daxu Ancient Town
This is a must-see town if you want to get an insight into the fascinating old world of Chinese history. Daxu Ancient Town offers visitors a journey into an old town with an array of ancient buildings, stone-paved streets and old local houses featuring colorful wooden doors and windows. A bridge across Li River was built by the Ming Dynasty while many buildings were built by the Ming and Qing Dynasty. This is a well-preserved village where you can take a walk observing the charms of an old town.
The Mausoleums of Jing Jiang
Located about five kilometers from Guilin’s city center, these tombs are situated at the foot of the grand Yao Mountain surrounded by lush-green hills and mountains. The area is divided into two parts: the outer garden and the inner palace. The outer gardens house many stone statues of animals and government officials, believed to guard the tombs of the Ming princes which are located in the inner palace. The Mausoleum of Princess Zhuangjian is the only one open to public.
The Reed Flute Cave
Located on the highway of the Guangming Hill, the cave boasts of many interesting stalactites, stalagmites, rocks in all strange shapes and a great number of ink inscriptions dating back to 792 AD during the Tang Dynasty. The name of the cave comes from reeds growing outside the cave which are used to make flutes. As the cave is illuminated by many colored lights, the Reed Flute Cave looks like a beautiful palace and is also known as the ‘Art Palace of Nature’.