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Yangshuo’s Rivers

Every visitor to Guilin has Yangshuo in mind. One simply cannot go without allocating a day or two exploring the famed county’s natural wonders. A cruise along the mythical Li River is certainly the cream of the crop, and gliding

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Exploring Guilin City

According to the official travel website of Guilin, the region “has long been one of the world’s most famous travel destinations.” Those who have trodden on its soil and traversed its waterways only have beautiful words about the place. It’s

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Longji Terraced Fields

When I read about the rice terraces in Longsheng, I was so stoked I couldn’t let it go. I just had to adjust my already tight Guilin itinerary to make way for that much anticipated trip up the hinterlands. One

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Beauty and Bounty of Guilin

Of the four cities listed in my China itinerary, I looked forward to visiting Guilin the most. Viewing photos on the internet was enough to fuel my excitement. Located in the southern part of the country, Guilin is a favorite

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22 Days in China

How does one explore a great country called China for three long weeks and maintain momentum? You don’t! Because it naturally flows, like a stream running through its watercourse steady, serene and sure.  China’s ethnological diversity alone is enough to

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Impression Sanjie Liu

Traveling to Guilin wouldn’t be complete without watching the world-famous ‘Impression Sanjie Liu’. So I booked a ticket a week before my scheduled flight to China, thanks to Vivi Chen, the travel advisor from China Travel (same agency where I

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Dreamers Between Landscape

After I checked in my hostel in Guilin, I immediately asked the staff about this show entitled “Dreamlike Li River”. Surprisingly, all of them were clueless as to what it was. It left me wondering why since the show seemed

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