Saturday, January 31, 2015

Life in Guilin

There Is a Chinese proverb said, “Guilin’s scenery is the most beautiful under heaven.” I am so proud that Guilin is my hometown. Surrounded by lakes, rivers, and Karst Mountains that jut out of the earth like giant limestone pillars, Guilin has been famous for its breathtaking natural beauty for a thousand years. Thus, the culture of Guilin is tourism.

Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of the city of Guilin. It got its name because it looks like an elephant drinking water.
Legend of the Jade Emperor has a horse elephant, one day the Emperor took it down to earth, until he wanted to go back, elephant nostalgia Guilin scenery, unwilling to go back, went to the Lijiang River water. The Jade Emperor was very angry, pull the waist sword and striking the elephant, the elephant into the Rock Hill, namely Elephant Trunk Hill, became a sword hilt on Fugen Xiangshan tower.

The Longsheng Rice Terraces are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountain top, between 600 m to 800 m above sea level. A coiling terrace line that starts from the mountain foot up to the mountain top divides the mountain into layers of water in spring, layers of green rice shoots in summer, layers of rice in fall, and layers of frost in winter.

That is my favorite food. Rice noodles, mifen, is the most famous and popular local snack in Guilin. It is pliable but strong, fragrant and mellow, and cheap. We consume it as breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Guilin rice noodles can probably be found within 100m of any town or city area in Guilin.
There are many kinds of rice noodles. Whatever the version of rice noodles, the gravy is the cream of it. The gravy is slow-boiled for several hours with various (up to 20) ingredients and spices, such as dried tangerine peel, cinnamon, and ginger.

I miss my home town so much. This is a city that you can forget any trouble with fresh air, clear rivers, different forms of the mountains, and so on. I hope you can come here in the future.


  1. Guilin mifen are amazing!!!! It is the noodles that I ever eat before. The Elephant Trunk Hill drew me here. The noodles made me miss the trip that I travel with my aunt during the summer time. I hope I can go Guilin one more time.

  2. In my opinion, Guilin is more wonderful than where I saw before. I like your description about the noodles. I ate sour and spicy noodle in my hometown, I pretty like that. Can you give me some advices where I travel?

  3. I have never been in Guilin, but I would like to visit it looks such a wonderful place.

  4. I have been Guilin twice. Guilin 's scenery is the best in the world. Rice noodles are also my favourite food . Water chestnut cake is amazing.

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  6. I have never heard of this place, but it looks amazing. breath taking views and the food look so delicious. you made me want to go there now!