recomendations on Guilin travel
Guilin is a historical and cultural city as well as a tourists' wonderland of world fame. It literally means "cassia tree forest", named for the local cassia trees, whose scent wafts through the city in autumn.
"Guilin boasts the most beautiful scenery under Heaven" is a saying popular among its admirers. There are green hills and fields, forests of peculiar pinnacles and the beautiful Li River winding through the city. From Guilin to Yangshuo, the river travels 83 km with both shores decorated with "numerous green hills popped up out of the ground," a poetic and picturesque environment in which one cannot but feel relaxed and refreshed.
Guilin is a multinational city, which has many ethnic groups living here. There are more than twenty nationalities, namely like Zhuang, Yao, Hui, Miao, Tong and so on, with Han is the majority race that takes up about 85.22 per cent of the population of 4.76 million. The diversity in dresses and social customs of different ethnic groups offers colorful folk life and attracts large numbers of tourists from home and abroad.