The charm of Guilin

Located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China, Guilin is a tourism city famous for its history, culture and scenery.
Guilin is home to dramatic sights like the Li river, the Taohua river, Gui, Rong, Shan and Mulong lakes, Jing Jiang Wang Cheng, Dong Xi alley and Xiao Yao tower.

It takes about 6 hours to get from Hanoi to Nanning by car and 3 hours from Nanning to Guilin by high-speed train.  Visiting the city, tourists can take boat tours to enjoy the picturesque views along the banks of the Li river. They can also visit Golden (Sun) Tower and Silver (Moon) Tower on Gui lake, which look stunningly beautiful at night.

The Li river, a Guilin tourist spot. 

Golden (Sun) Tower and Silver (Moon) Tower on Gui lake are gorgeous at night.

Gui lake sparkles as night falls. 

Jing Jiang Wang Cheng is a must-see destination in Guilin. 

Statues at Jing Jiang Wang Cheng. 

Well-preserved ancient architecture in Dong Xi alley. 

The alley receives thousands of visitors each day. 

At a folk painting craft village. 

Traditional souvenir shops in Guilin.

Chinese silk products are sold in Guilin.

Traditional masks made by the Zhuang. 

Fresh fruit to make Guilin’s popular chili sauce. 

An art performance at Xiao Yao tower. 

Guilin has also been known for its 2,000-year-old history and culture, and ancient architectural structures such as Xiao Yao tower and Dong Xi alley on Xiufeng street. Jing Jiang Wang Cheng in the city’s center is another outstanding tourist spot in Guilin. Built in 1372, the Palace is older than the Forbidden city in Beijing. 
By Le Minh

From street kid to famous photographer

From street kid to famous photographer

Photographer Tran The Phong is well-known for his photos, featuring the daily lives around him and in places where he travels.