Guilin is a city of China and situated at the Li River’s west bank. The meaning of the name Guilin is “Forest of Sweet Osmanthus”. There are many Sweet Osmanthus trees sprawling in Guilin. The city is well-known for the scenic pleasures undulating over karst topography. Guilin is counted amongst the most frequented tourist destinations in the country.
Various Scenic Spots
Some of the scenic spots in and around city are Reed Flute Cave, Piled Festoon Hill, Crescent Hill, Nanxi Hill, Li River, Erlang Gorge, Fubo Hill, Jingjiang Princes City, Seven-Star Cave, Moon Hill, Daxu Ancient Town, Liusanjie Landscape Garden, Yangshuo, Longsheng Rice Terrace, Duxiu (Solitary Beauty) Peak, Silver Cave etc.
- Guilin cuisine is mainly popular for its snacks, which are prepared using various spices including chili.
- Locals prepare delectable Guilin chili sauce using various ingredients such as fermented soybeans, fresh chili and garlic.
- Guilin Sanhua Jiu, liquor distilled from rice, rice baijiu, and Guilin pickled tofu are also very popular in the city.
- Guilin rice noodles are consumed in breakfast. Noodles with horse meat are the signature dish of the region.
- One must also not leave the city without savoring Zongzi. It is prepared from mung bean paste and glutinous rice.