Situated in the northeastern corner of the Guangxi Autonomous Region, the city of Guilin is famous all over the world for its green hills, clear waters, fantastic caves and spectacular rocks. It is one of China's best-known tourist scenic cities, claiming to have the "finest mountains and rivers under heaven".
The Lijiang River belongs to the Pearl River river system, the place of origin northern side Guilin within the boundaries of Xing'an County's cat mountain. The cat mountain is the history called of southcentral a CityRange prominent peak five ridges or mountain ranges, the elevation 2,238 meters, are known as the high point, the Lijiang River become within the boundaries of Xing'an County by cat mountain. It is the Chinese firstartificial canal, the history called "the Xingan spirit ditch" and it connects the Lijiang River water and Xiangjiang River's water. The Xiangjiang River within the boundaries of Hunan, belongs to theYangtze River river system. The nature has entrusted with the specific way.
This hill resembles an elephant sucking water. The Elephant Eye Rock perches high up the hill, with a hole running through it from left to right. Between the elephant's trunk and the body is a big round hole. Its reflection in the water is the exact image of the full moon, and hence its name is "water Moon Cave". On the cliff there are more than 50 pieces of carved inscriptions belong to different periods. At the moonlight night, you will feel yourself merged with the moon in the sky, the moon in the cave and the moon at the river bottom. It is a symbol and landmark of the city.
East of the Li River, Seven Star Park derives from the Seven Star Cave, one kilometer away from the downtown. It occupies more than 40 hectares, which is the largest, most beautiful multiple park in Guilin. The park boasts of the green hills, crystal water, fantastic caves and beautiful rocks. The ancient Floral Bridge straddles at the southern entrance. Hidden-dragon Cave near the southern gate houses the Forest of Stone Inscriptions. To the east of Seven-Star Hill stands the Camel Hill, at the foot of which the US president Bill Clinton once made a public speech on environmental protection in 1998. Besides, the Seven-Star Cave, the zoo and potted landscape Garden are worthy of being seen.
Described as "Art Palace of Nature", the stalagmite and stone flowers of grotesque shapes in the caves create breathtaking spectacles which are really a feast for the eyes. Half way up the Brightness Hill, Reed Flute Cave is seven kilometers northwest of the center of Guilin. There used to be a special kind of reed growing outside of the cave which was an ideal material for making flute. Inside the U-shaped Karst cave are a large number of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, and stone flowers, all glistening in colorful lights. In a distance of 500 meter between the entrance and the exit, there are more than 30 interesting sights, including " Pine in the Snow", "Mushroom Hill","Virgin Forest". The Reed Flute Cave is justifiably called the " Art Palace of Nature".