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As soon as Guilin is mentioned, the city's stunning natural scenery will come to people's minds more vividly than its history. Fortunately, there are a number of historic sites left for travelers to discover the city's history.Guilin boasts a long history that can be traced back to some 2,300 years ago. During Xia and Zhou Dynasties, there mainly lived the Baiyue people. After the establishment of Qin dynasty (221 ...


Chinese college entrance examination, which is the most crucial test for Chinese students who have studied for 12 more years at school, will kick off on June 7, 2013. The exam will last 2 or 3 days depending on the policy of different provinces. In ancient times, scholars had to pass the imperial examination to pave the way of their respective official career. Up to today, Chinese students will spare no  ...


Environmental action called “Beautiful Guilin, Dream Li River” was held in Elephant Trunk Hill scenic spot on May 18, 2013. Members of the action consisting of Li River environment-protectors, tourists and volunteers from all walks of life freed 300,000 fry at the riverside. In despite of drizzling, enthusiastic people untied the plastic bags containing fry and released them into the limpid waters, then tend ...


On May 7, 2013, due to the strong convective weather, parts of Guilin district consequently encountered thunderstorm, hailing and pouring. The persistent raining raised Li River’s water level sharply and made the highest flood peak of this year on May 8. The section of Li River flowing through Guilin city proper overflowed and kept above the warning water level by a height of 0.18m. Luckily, as of 12 May, Li River ...


Do you know how Guilin(桂林) gets its name? Actually, Guilin literally means "Forest of Osmanthus" in Chinese. The evergreen osmanthus trees are planted almost everywhere in Guilin city.桂 Gui = osmanthus林 Lin = forestIn autumn, sweet and golden osmanthus flowers are in full bloom, spreading their fragrance with the wind. Walk around the city, and you will smell a sweet fragrance in the air.

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