Chengyang Wind-and-Rain Bridge
Located in Linxi Township of the Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County,
the bridge is listed as one of the three famous bridges from ancient
China. Built in
1916, this semi-permanent bridge is 64.4 meters long and has
stone piers and wooden girders and pavilions connected by a tile-roofed
corridor. Viewed from a distance, this majestic bridge compares
favorably with the Floral Bridge in Guilin.
The Lingqu Canal
Dug in 219 B. C., the Lingqu Canal, one of the well-known water
control projects from ancient China, extends for 66 kilometers
in Xing'an County to link up the Xiangjiang and Lijiang rivers
and the Changjiang and Zhujiang river systems. It was the
only inland navigational channel between central China and areas
south of the Five Ridges in ancient times. The canal is dug with
superb workmanship excelling nature and the scenery along the
way is a concentration of natural and man-made landscapes.
Sprawling in northern Guangxi, Guilin is a well-known cultural
city and a scenic center with a history of more than 2,100 years.
Yangshuo County under its jurisdiction is famous for its charming
rural scenery. Xing'an County, 60 kilometers north of Guilin,
features the Lingqu Canal, Mao'er Mountain known as the First
Mountain in southern China, and the Mao'er Mountain State Park.
The Zijiang River that flows in Ziyuan County 149 kilometers from
Guilin is a corridor of landscapes known for their seclusion,
precipitousness, wonderfulness, and gracefulness. Longsheng County,
97 kilometers from Guilin, presents the customs and habits of
the Zhuang and Yao ethnic tribes, hot springs that are good for
people to recuperate, and terraced fields on Dragon's Back.
It flows 83 kilometers from Guilin City to Yangshuo County, an
area known for its scenery in the world. The river features crystal-clear
water and winds its way like a jade belt in the mountains. The
Lijiang River drainage area is known .for the four excellences
-- green hills, beautiful water, strange caves, and grotesque
rocks -- and such scenic spots as deep pools, treacherous rapids,
springs, and waterfalls.
Elephant Trunk Hil
Also called Elephant Hill, it overlooks the west bank of the
Lijiang River in southern Guilin. It is so named
because the entire hill resembles an elephant putting out its
trunk to drink from the river. The elephant has two eyes -- the
elongated openings of a small cave that penetrates the hill from
one side to the other. The trunk and the forelegs of the elephant
form an arch known as Moon in the Water Arch. It got its name
from the moon-shaped reflection it casts onto the water at bright
moon night. During the high water season, excursion boats can
sail through the arch.
The Guilin Riverside Scenic Area
It is on the west bank of the Lijiang River in central Guilin.
The 50.31-hectare scenic area has Diecai (Piled-Silk) Park, Fubo
(Wave-Quelling) Park, Ronghu (Banyan) Lake, Shanhu (China-Fir)
Lake, and other scenic attractions that enhance one another's
Banyan and China-Fir Lakes
The two inner city lakes are formed on the course of the city
moat in central Guilin. The one in the east with China fir growing
on the banks is called China-Fir Lake, and the one in the west
surrounded by banyan trees is called Banyan Lake.
city of Liuzhou is in central Guangxi by northeast, on the middle
reaches of the Liujiang River. It has hills at its back and overlooks
the Liujiang River. There are Yufeng Hill where Sister Liu the
Third, a singing immortal of the Zhuang tribe, went up to the
heaven, the Dalong Pool Scenic Area which has a concentration
of the Dong, Miao, and Yao-style architectural arts, and scenic
spots at Dule Crag. Rongshui, Jinxiu, and Sanjiang counties in
the vicinities are the principal tourist areas featuring the customs
and habits of the ethnic groups.
Towering in Yufeng Park on the southern bank of the Liujiang
River in Liuzhou, the hill has pavilions, towers, and caves tucked
away among verdant trees. There are also various cliff inscriptions
from different dynasties.
It is four kilometers south of the city of Liuzhou. Water in
the 106.7-hectare pool is so limpid and smooth that one can see
the bottom. The banks are covered with a carpet of green grass,
and winding paths lead to secluded places.
The Dayao Mountain State Forest Park
It extends for 500 square kilometers in the Jinxiu Yao Autonomous
County. The Danxiatype landform presents a spectacular landscape.
There are 60 peaks, each with an elevation of more than 1,300
meters, 2,353 species of plants and flowers that are in bloom
the year round. The park has a mean temperature of about 20 ?
in summer, making it an ideal place to escape from the summer
heat, carry out investigations, spend holidays, and admire the
beauty of nature.