Jingjiang Prince's City
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Guilin is most famous for its amazing karst landscape of unusually shaped mountains interlaced in rivers, as featured by our recent blog post “Ride the River”. However, there is also a very important landmark from Chinese history located in Guilin which your typical traveler isn’t aware of. It was as important to the Chinese people of the past as the famous Forbidden City in Beijing, and was considered as its southern counterpart. This landmark is known as the Jingjiang Prince’s City located in central Guilin and is described as a “city within a city”. (We will refer to Jingjiang Prince’s City simply as “Prince’s City” for the remainder of the article.) Emperors, kings, and princes alike all lived in this complex over the hundreds of years it was in royal use.  +

Pagodas of Sun and Moon
Monday, November 25, 2019

Guilin is a hugely popular tourist site because of its rich, natural landscapes and opportunity for outdoor adventure. Most who venture there will at some point take a river cruise or ride a raft down the Li River while gazing in awe at the mountainous landscape. However, when exploring the actual city center of Guilin, you will surely at some point find yourself standing on the bank of the central Fir Lake enjoying the view of the Pagodas of Sun and Moon. They are also known as the Silver and Gold Pagodas because of the color scheme they exhibit after sunset. They are truly a sight to be seen at night; you can expect to find a crowd of people taking photos and strolling around the area any day of the week. +