Why Guilin, China is the Most Beautiful Place on Earth

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A land of majestic mountains, sleepy lakes and mysterious caves – we guarantee that after seeing these dreamy photos of Guilin, the ‘land of the dragon’ will be your next go-to travel destination… Here’s why:

Welcome to Guilin, an alien landscape of viridescent epicness…

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Located in the far south of China along the vast expanse of the River Li, discover dramatic landscapes of towering limestone karst hills…

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Sparkly pagodas…

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Rainbow-colored caves…

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Breathtaking tea plantations…

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And some extreme sunset porn…

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In the center, you’ll find two enormous lakes, the Shanbu (Cedar) and Ronghu (Banyan) – you probably recognize them from those really cutesy HSBC adverts…

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The lakes were formed from a massive medieval-era moat that once surrounded vast swathes of the city…

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Nicknamed the ‘pearl of China,’ the beautiful mountainscape covers an area of 10,734 square miles – colossal, huh?

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In fact, the place is so gorgeous that for hundreds of years, children’s textbooks and the odd folk tale proclaimed that Guilin’s magical landscape ‘is the best under heaven’ (we totes agree)…

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So, what are you waiting for Culture Trippers! Grab your passport and max out your credit card, because this natural beauty is hands-down gonna be your new BFF…

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For more visual inspiration, take a look at these awesome color-crazy mountains that will make you really happy!