Guilin is beautiful! Her rivers, lakes, and mountains are only a portion of that beauty — it’s also her people and their culture which help make Guilin such a marvelous city. We spent countless hours curating Flickr’s best images to bring you this inside look at the magic of Guilin. Enjoy!


The Best 30 Flickr Photos from Guilin

三十 A View of Guilin at Night

guilin night view 桂林夜景

Photo by Still92


二十九 River-crossing with Bicycle


Photo by Christopher Lewis


二十八 Sidewalk Calligraphy


Photo by Alan Lew


“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

– Ibn Battuta


二十七 Biker with Umbrella

Biker with Umbrella

Photo by Bernd Thaller


二十六 Viewpoint Over the City of Guilin

Guilin, China

Photo by Peter Stewart


二十五 Sun & Moon Pagodas

Pagodas del Sol y la Luna (Guilin)

Photo by Domingo Leiva


二十四 Bamboo Boats in Guilin, China

Traffic On Water

Photo by LainaK-Wong


二十三 Yangshuo Intersection

Yangshuo, China

Photo by Bernd Thaller


二十二 Rainy Day in Guilin

Guilin Painting

Photo by Azam Abedi


“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

– Oprah Winfrey


二十一 Reed Flute Cave, Guilin

Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, China

Photo by Pierre Nordström


二十 River’s Bend a.k.a. Horseshoe Bend

River's Bend (Horseshoe Bend of Asia!!)

Photo by Dan Ballard


十九 On Jiefang Qiao Overlooking the Li River

De paseo en Guilin

Photo by Josemere


十八 Karst Window

Karst Window

Photo by Chris Kealy


“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher


十七 Beautiful Sky in Guilin, China


Photo by Paul Reiffer


十六 View of Guilin from Fubo Hill

View on Guilin from Fubo Hill

Photo by Thomas Bächinger


十五 Portrait of a Guilin Local Man

guilin grandpa

Photo by John Marshall


十四 Cormorant Fisherman Stands Tall


Photo by Andy Beales


十三 Reflections in Still Water Inside the Reed Flute Cave

Lair of the Dark Knight

Photo by Peter Stewart


“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”

– Henry David Thoreau


十二 Li River Fisherman

Li River Fisherman

Photo by Paul Weeks


十一 Downtown Intersection at Night

Guilin, China

Photo by Ilya


Expert Cobbler

Guilin, China

Photo by Michael Steverson


Cormorant Fishing on the Li River, China

The Old Fisherman

Photo by Daniel Cheong


Reflecting Sun Pagoda in Downtown Guilin

The Sun Tower // Ri Ta // 日塔

Photo by Vladimir Yaitskiy


Cormorant Fisherman with Lamp

Cormorant Fishermen ~ Interview with BlackRapid

Photo by Dan Ballard


Sun & Moon Pagodas

Sun and Moon Pagodas

Photo by Peter Stewart


Guilin Cormorant Fisherman Takes a Smoking Break

Smoking in the Blue Hour

Photo by Andy Beales


Early Morning Cormorant Fisherman in Guilin

Michael Steverson

Photo by Michael Steverson


“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”

– John Steinbeck


Awe-inspiring Campsite

TENTative Sunrise

Photo by Andy Beales


Portrait of a Guilin Local Woman

Les Marques du Temps

Photo by Daniel Cheong


Sunset at Longsheng Rice Terrace

Sunset at Longji Rice Terrace

Photo by Shashin Surti


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Opening image by Andy Beales