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A visit to Stone Forest and Yueling Village in Wenshi Town, Guilin

2012-04-05 | Life in Guilin | Comments(0) |   Views:(71)

 
Not long ago in early March, I went to Wenshi Town of Guangyang County (a eastern county of Guilin) with my friends. Wenshi Town is famous with Stone Forest and Yueling Village, which I have always wanted to visit but never had a chance. Before the Spring Festival this year, I had made an appointment with several friends to visit there, but cancelled finally due to the bad weather. This time, I have got my wish finally!

A spring visit to local villages in Lingchuan, Guilin: Part II

2012-03-01 | Life in Guilin | Comments(0) |   Views:(65)

 
The rain kept drizzling down and our hiking was on the march. It took two and half an hour to hike from the Wumaling Ancient Path to Xiong Village. We left Lower Wuma Village at 11:00 and our lunch was arranged on a ground at the ancient path at noon. As you can see in the picture, our meal was more like a simple picnic, but my fellows were with great relish and still immersed in the excitement for the following challenge in physical strength. After one hour’s time of lunch and rest, we restarted the rest of the scheduled hiking, which was apparently harder to go on. On the way we were discussing how caravans of the old time overcame this challenge.

A spring visit to local villages in Lingchuan, Guilin: Part I

2012-02-24 | Life in Guilin | Comments(3) |   Views:(82)

The bothersome freezing winter in Guilin passed finally and here is now the season of spring rains. In spite of the unpleasant weather, the weekend trip of our team still went on schedule at Saturday last week. A 40 minutes drive by bus in the morning brought from the square of Guilin International Conference and Exhibition Center to the gate of Guilin University of Electronic Technology (GUET), from which our hiking to countryside of Lingchuan County normally started. Our scheduled hiking route is: Xi'an Village (西岸村) – Dong'an Village (东岸村) – upper Wuma Village (上午马村) – lower Wuma Village (下五马村) – Wumaling Ancient Path – Nanji Village – Xiong Village – back to Guilin by bus.

An ancient stone town by Li River, Guilin

2012-02-14 | Life in Guilin | Comments(0) |   Views:(61)

 
At the Yangmeiling (杨梅岭) of Putao (葡萄) Town of Yangshuo County there hides a small stone town with four stone gates, which need 3-4 hours to walk through all of them. Embraced by continuous mountains, this ancient stone town is apparently isolated from the bustling and hustling outside world. Thanks to that, it still looks like an unaffected Shangri-la where the local live a simple and autarkical life and remains a wonderful destination for hiking lovers.

A short exploration for Guilin Hotels

2012-02-10 | China travel Guide | Comments(2) |   Views:(66)

 
To have a better knowledge and to learn latest news about our frequently recommended hotels in Guilin, our company organized a short visit to some Guilin hotels on Feb.7. With great honor, I had the chance to visit the eight selected ones with my other three colleagues from Russian Department. The hotels this time we had visited were Jin-tong Guilin Hotel, Fubo Hotel, Hotel Universal Guilin, Guilin Eva Inn, Hotel Grand 0773 , Guilin Osmanthus Hotel, Hanting Express (the Elephant Hill Park branch) and Guilin Inn.

Festive Spring Festival - how local Guilin people spend the festival

2012-02-01 | Life in Guilin | Comments(1) |   Views:(72)

After one month’s cold and rainy days in Guilin, the weather turns to fine with bright sunshine finally during the Chinese New Year. According to Chinese, it is a propitious omen for a smooth and prosperous new year. Traditionally, in Guilin on the first day of Chinese lunar year, people go out to the streets or in parks instead of staying at home; the way Guilin people put it, to walk for a wealth and good fortunes.

Mulong Lake Park to open ASEAN Theme Zone in 2012

2012-01-12 | China travel Guide | Comments(0) |   Views:(57)

 
Known as a section of the scenic water system of "two river and four lakes" in Guilin, the Mulong Lake (木龙湖), literally Wooden Dragon Lake, is an artificial lake connecting the Li River in the east and channeling the water into the downtown area of the city. Leaning against the several hundreds old Song city wall and the Diecai Hill, the lake was named after the Mulong Hole on the upper part of the hill, and so is the 45-meter-high Mulong Tower and the Mulong Arch Bridge stretching over the Mulong Lake. On the other and of the bridge there are waterside pavilions where actresses in Chinese ancient dress perform classic Chinese music show in the evening.

Painted Guilin in winter

2012-01-06 | Life in Guilin | Comments(2) |   Views:(53)

 
The winter in Guilin fells with rain finally in December. The sharply dropping temperature (4 Celsius degree) at the last week of the month colored some trees such as maples and maidenhair trees and is decorating the city with colorful leaves. Thank goodness, it cleared up again and a blue sky of spring contrasted vividly with the leaves, creating an extraordinarily beautiful scene. To catch the masterpieces of the nature, I went out to take some pictures of that specially.