'East or west, Guilin landscape is best!' This city enjoys the highly praise of "top lanscape in the world"- Guilin is one of the most famous trip destination known all over the world. The name of the city was original from the cassia tree from the mythology long time ago. Situated in South China, Guilin is covering an area of about 27,800 square kilometers (10,734 square miles), the city is rather compact when compared with other major tourist cities in the country. The stunning landscape in which the city is situated has a kind of magic that is all its own. The strangely shaped hills or karsts, with the verdant vegetation ranging from bamboos to conifers together with crystal clear waters and wonderful caves make the city such an appealing destination. Weather in this region is normally under the control of the tropical monsoon, which is considered to be of seasons distinct, pleasant temperature, and abundant rainfall. The native people describe the climate with this proverb "Scarcely snowing in winter, perennially flowers blossoming".
Guilin has a history of more than 2,000 years. In the 6th year of Yuanding During the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty (111B.C). Guilin has been the cultural, political, economic center of Guangxi for more than 1,000 years; in 1921, the North Expeditionary Army led by Dr. Sun Yat-sen Joined forces in Guilin, and the headquarters was sited in the Royal Palace at the foot of the Solitary Beauty Peak.