Guilin – A Place To Purify Your Soul

"East or West, Guilin Landscape is the Best!"

Image: China Guilin Messire mountain scenery, zhangguifu, CC BY 2.o

If you want to travel to China, then my most recommended place is Guilin, the place that best reflects China’s beautiful mountains and rivers. It located to the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, attracts tons of visitors from home and abroad every year. There is a verse that has been passed down for thousands of years in China, “桂林山水甲天下”, which means that the Guilin’s landscape is the most unparalleled in the world.

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  • Liver River

In Guilin, the most famous landscape is the Li River, for sure. Not only for its beautiful and natural environment but also because it features the background of 20 Yuan note.

The Li River on 20 Yuan Note

Image: People’s Republic of China – 20 Yuan Banknote – Back, marlon6, CC BY 2.o

Either chose to walk along the river or take a cruise is an excellent way to enjoy the beauty of the river and hills. However, if you go there, I strongly recommend that you take a boat tour. Not only because the scenery on the 20 yuan note can only be seen by taking a boat but also because of the unique boats provided to tourists. They are not modern yachts or speedboats, but traditional bamboo raft boats, which enable people to experience China’s antique life more. 

Image: 漓江山水, Charlie fong, CC BY 2.o

  • Longji Terraced Fields

The Longji Terraced Fields were ploughed in the Yuan Dynasty. Since the Zhuang people who living in Guilin have been growing rice for living for a long time, the Longji Terraced Fields, for now, have covered an area of 66 square kilometres and have become the most beautiful scenery in Guilin.


Image: LongshengRiceTerrace, severin.stalder, CC BY-SA 3.0

The beauty of Guilin is indescribable. Only when you are on the scene, then you can truly understand its beauty and its value. It is a wonderful place where worth visiting once. If you like nature, you must not miss it.

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A second-year student from the University of Sydney. Studying Bachelor of Arts, and major in Digital Culture.