Flower Bridge, built in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), is the oldest bridge in Guilin. Every spring and summer, it is set off with blooming flowers and the streams, hence the name Flower Bridge.
I thought this building was something important like a little museum or an art gallery or something but it turned out to only be a toilet block! Wonderful setting for one, don't you think?
There are around 136 stone inscriptions around the base of the Solitary Beauty Peak. They include calligraphy, painting and documentary records attributed to VIP's at the time of the palace.
Dr Sun Yatsen headquartered here for the North Expedition in the early 1920s. This monument marks the event.
This well was regarded as a source of fortune by the examinees of the Examination House located within the park. They would drink from it in order to be blessed before they took exams.
These are the views from the top of the 213 metre high Fubo Shan which offer good views of the Li River. Unfortunately it was a little wet when I was there so the views were not that brilliant.
This was a chance to see the the local life in the country a little more up close. Its such a beautiful area with lots of rice paddies, water buffalo, and modest homes.
We were so excited when we saw these animals for the first time wading in the shallow waters of the Li River . They are pretty plentiful and used on the farms to do heavy work .
From the boat you can see fishermen aboard bamboo rafts using tethered cormorant birds to catch fish...
The boat travel on Li river is one of the world's most beautiful fluvial way.
The river cross through a fantastic landscape of limestone cliffs modeled by the erosion.
Guilin is located in the valley of the Li Jiang river - the north east part of the autonomous region Guangxi Zhuang and at the borders of Vietnam.
The Li river is a joy for the eye and my camera !
Numerous religious stone carvings are found on the walls of the caves.
Some of them dates back a couple of centuries ago!
Small villages line along the entire river & the locals who live here are mainly farmers. I wonder if they have any tv or internet access.
This is the home of one of the princes during the Ming Dynasty. It was built in 1372 and served as residences for the princes and their families.
This lake used to be a moat for protection of the city in ancient times. Nowadays, it is a beautiful lake surrounded by bridges and swaying trees.