GASP in Guilin, Guangxi, China

We took a trip in 2010 to stay in Wuxi City in Jiangsu, while there we explored various places including Shanghai, Suzhou and Guilin. We’ve decided to share some magical images taken on our travels.

The first gallery is a few images from Guilin.

Guilin is a prefecture-level city in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of far southern China, sitting on the west bank of the Li River. Its name means “forest of Sweet Osmanthus”, owing to the large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees located in the city. The city has long been renowned for its unique scenery.

We were told when on our expeditions that Guilin was a place that James Cameron visited and took real-world inspiration for the landscapes in the hit movie AVATAR, but on further research we have found that Guilin may of been visited but the place documented for this real-world inspiration was 800km further north from the area of Guilin that we were in called Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The landscapes not to dissimilar to that of Guilin.

To find out more about James Cameron’s Real-World Inspiration for the Landscapes in AVATAR visit the link.

We are to follow this blog up with a few Images from Shanghai’s historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden, as well as the extensive and growing Pudong skyline as well as the Ling Shan giant buddha, in Wuxi and Suzhou which since the Song Dynasty (960-1279), it has also been an important centre for China’s silk industry.

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