A city with his­tory

Vision Magazine - - Destinations -

Guilin is lo­cated in north­ern Guangxi. The Li and Xiang Rivers run through it and a man-made Linqu Canal con­nects them.

Set­tle­ment in the Guilin area dates back to more than 10,000 years ago. Qin Shi Huang's uni­fi­ca­tion of China in 221 BC brought great changes to the new na­tion. His or­der to con­struct a canal to con­nect the Li River and Xiang River led to the con­struc­tion of the Lingqu Canal which opened up the re­gion’s heav­enly land­scape to the world. At that mo­ment his­tory was made: Guilin was born and the Lingqu Canal was the first canal ever to con­nect two river val­leys.

Like all his­toric sites, Guilin has her fair share of great sto­ries and le­gends.

Guilin's beauty is myth­i­cal and mys­ti­cal. Nearly all of her scenic lo­ca­tions have sto­ries to tell. These leg­endary tales are passed on from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion and are an in­sep­a­ra­ble part of the Guilin cul­ture. Among them, the Moon God­dess Chang E is the most pop­u­lar and re­counted tale.

The idyl­lic land­scape, the folk le­gends and myths make Guilin a very spe­cial, in­com­pa­ra­ble place found nowhere else in China or the world.







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