Guilin is located in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China. This beautiful city can be found on the west bank of the Li River, and borders the Hunan province.
Guilin is famous for its breath-taking sceneries, thanks to which it is considered as one of China’s most loved destinations.
To reach this city you can fly straight to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL) from any major mainland cities, from Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Osaka and Seoul.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Guilin was first founded in 314 BC, when a small settlement began to populate the banks of the Li River.
During the Qin Dynasty, so between 221 and 207 BC, the area around Guilin became a popular destination for Chinese, as the first state administration was set up there.
In 507 AD, the town was named Guizhou.
In 1921, Guilin—which was still called Guizhou—became one of the headquarters of the Chinese Army. Finally, in 1940, the city was given the name of Guilin.
In 1981, the State Council declared Guilin as one of the four cities to hold a large number of Chinese cultural heritage sites. Since then, Guilin’s historical buildings have been carefully guarded by the Chinese government.
A BEAUTIFUL TOWN
When there you definitely need to visit the Central Square, Jingjian Prince City, and the Moon and Sun Pagoda.
Besides the beautiful millennial structures composing the city, Guilin presents some really incredible panoramic spots located in the surrounding areas.
The Golden Scope selected the most wonderful destinations, in and around Guilin, for you to have a look at.
Enjoy the following photo-compilation of the stunning city of Guilin in China.
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