Guilin, mainly known for its karst mountains, is located in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Besides the karst mountains, there are many other sights worth visiting.
On the western side of the Li River is the Fubo Mountain (Fuboshan). At its foot, we find the statue of General Ma Yuan, highly respected in China.
Inside Fuboshan is an impressive cave system with several hundred statues and Buddhas from the Tang and Song period, carved in stone.
On the way to the Seven Star Park, we pass the city’s famous pagodas, the Sun, and the Moon Pagoda. The smaller Moon Pagoda was built almost entirely of marble, the larger Sun Pagoda is made of copper.
The pagodas hold more than one record in the Guinness Book of Records, for example, as the largest copper pagoda in the world. They were rebuilt in 2001 after models from the Tang Dynasty.
The Seven Star Park (Qixing Gongyuan) is a mixture of park, zoo, and recreation area. Especially worth seeing is the 106 m wide stone monument, which depicts the 7,000-year history of China in symbolic pictures.
Next to a panda and a tiger, you find natural beauties in this park, such as Camel Mountain (Hump Mountain). In front of Camel Mountain, Bill Clinton once gave a speech on the subject of environmental protection.
From the 150 m high summit of Duxiu Feng, in English Summit of Unique Beauty, you can enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the famous Karst Mountains. Both the pagodas and the Elephant Trunk Hill are easily recognizable. Unfortunately, the weather is not so clear, and the view is a bit restricted.
Even at night, Guilin shines in all colors. The people seem to love the evening mood and spend a lot of time outside. Although Guilin is rather provincial, it presents itself as a modern city. The shopping facilities could just as well be located in a western metropolis.
Please read also > Dreams of Colors in Guilin
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