Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Guilin---Guangxi province

I took a trip to China from Guilin to Yunnan province, Sichuan province and then Chongqing, shanghai, Hangzhou for a month September 2008. It was a wonderful trip and i have seen some fantistic seneries and historical places.
First of all I am going to share the first stop with my dear friends here in Guilin , the capital city of Guangxi province China .
I took plane form Gold Coast to KLL , stayed one night in KLL and then arrived in Guilin city next day. Flied with Airasia with a resonable price . The hotel which i stayed name is Education hotel ,it is quite nice and not expensive at all. I like to spned money on the trip instead of spending on accommondation. But there are thousands of hotels in China you can find in every city which are cheap and clean and everything equiped. breaksfast ,telephone, internet......The one I like most is the chain hotel---Homeinns .

Well cut the crap, after I checked in and had a quick shower ,I went out for a walk in the city to have a look around.

this is one of the streets i walked there ,quite clean

nice pagodas in the city

Guilin is renowned for its Karst peaks, most of them are under 650 feets (198m). Dotted throught the city ,they are particularly concentrated along the Li river to the south of the town. Guilin dates back to the Qin era , and by the 6th century AD, its hills were already inspiring poets.Under the Ming, it emerged as a provincial capital. a parks enclosing some fine peaks and limestone caves.

Guilin means "Osmanthus forest" , and has an avenue of these sweet-scented trees along the riveside Binjiang RD.

As you can see the pictures below, I took a river cruise next day from Guilin to Yangshuo which is a small highway town at the end of the Li river Cruise. Yangshuo is surrounded by some spectacular karst hills interspersed with green paddy fields.

As you can see there are many karst peaks along the river
and the river cruise is quite pleasent

the day after the river cruise I went to visit the zoo and limestone caves around the city which is quite nice too. Its cheap to take taxies in the city and most of the taxi drivers are travel guides too. They usually offer themselves to you as your travel guides and you can nigotiate the price with them.


  1. Magnífico blog y preciosas fotos, gracias por tu trabajo, te sigo. Un saludo .-