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Guilin (桂林) is a city on the banks of the Lijiang River in the northeast of Guangxi in southern China. It owes its name to the fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees in the city and literally means "forest of the Sweet Osmanthus".

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  • Things to do in Guilin, China: Cormorant Fishing
    Cormorant Fishing is an interesting activity in Guilin. Cormorant is a expert swimmer. They pursue fish under water. Fishing with birds is an old tradition, since ancient times in China, cormorants have been tamed and trained to catch and bring back fish to their owners. Training starts when the young ...

  • 1.5 weeks for Guilin & Yangzhou, China,... too MUCH time?
    to Guilin, spending time mainly in Guilin and Yangzhou, would I have TOO MUCH time on my hands? (Would I not be using my time efficiently?) -OR- Is there enough to see and do among the surrounding area of Guilin & Yangzhou that I would stay "busy"?... Also, there is the option of just spending a few days in the Guilin ...

  • Hong Kong to Guilin, Xian, Beijing, Shangai and Hong Kong
    You really can't do this in two weeks if you take a train. I would skip Guilin. I thought it was time I could have spent better elsewhere. I really enjoyed Xi'an, especially the Muslim quarter. Beijing has lovely sights and you should give yourself a bunch of time there. Hong Kong/Macao is nice too ...

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