Guilin is located in the north east of Guangxi Zhuang region and is considered to be a must for anyone on a Chinese vacation because of the natural beauty and the historic treasures in the region. Situated in this region those on a Chinese tour will find green mountains, crystal clear streams and unique caves.
Just as X`ian is a must when on a holiday in China, so is Guilin. The city is surrounded by stunning landscape which the has a kind of magic that is all its own. The strangely shaped hills, or karsts, with their verdant vegetation ranging from bamboo to conifers, together with amazing caves make Guilin an appealing attraction for tourists on a Chinese vacation.
Solitary Beauty Peak is located in the ancient Mansion of Prince Jingjiang, in the centre of Guilin City. Visitors on holiday in China flock to see this incredible peak, towering 216 metres, which has been a major scenic site in Guilin since ancient times. China travel guides recommend visitors to china to see this peak when bathed in the dawn sunshine, when it appears to be wearing a purple gown and a golden belt, which is the origin of its other name 'Purple Golden Hill'.
Three hundred and six steps will lead you to the top of the peak, where those on Chinese trips may enjoy the beautiful scenery of Guilin City laid out before them. Here, those on a Chinese vacation will also find the famous Solitary Beauty Pavilion.
Guilin is also an important city for those on a cultural tour of China, with a history encompassing more than 2000 years. The city has been the political, economic and cultural centre of Guangxi since the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The prosperity enjoyed by the city during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is epitomized by the Tomb of Prince Jingjiang.
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