GuilinÂ located on the west bank of the beautiful Lijiang River in the northeastern part of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous REgion, Guilin boasts a typical karst land formation and is renowned for its gorgeous mountains, clear waters and bizarre rocks and stones.Â Guilin is therefore reputed as the “top landscape in the world”.Â Duxie Peak, Diecai Hill, Fubo Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven Star Crag and Reed Flute Crag are the highlights of Guilin scenery.
Located at the confluence of the Peach Blossom River and the Lijiang River in the south of Guilin, this hill is one of the most famous peaks in Guilin.Â The hill looks like a drinking elephant with its trunk in the river.Â The reflection of the space between the elephant’s trunk and body resembles a bridge moon in the water, and is called Water Moon Hole.
Reed Flute Cave
This is a karst cave in the northwest of Guilin.Â Inside the cave are many dazzling and colorful stalactites.
The transparent Lijiang River twists in and out among the grotesque pinnacles and hillocks like a jade ribbon.Â From Guilin to Yangshuo, the 83km-long waterway forms a gallery of landscape painting.Â The scenery often changes with the changing days and seasons, inviting visitors to linger with no thought of leaving.
Situated in the northeast of Guilin City and skirted by the Lijiang River to the east, the hill rises abruptly with pavilions and caverns.
Situated 65km southeast of Guilin, Yangshuo, a county under the jurisdiction of Guilin, is embraced by a dozen mountains, with the Li River flowing quietly through its chest like a blue ribbon and residential quarters strewn about at random.Â The landscape combines natural scenery with pastoral settings and has “the best scenery in Guilin.”