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Day 5 of China vacation 
2nd-Nov-2008 03:45 pm
On our 5th day, we flew to Guilin. This is reputedly the most beautiful area of China, the mountainous landscape is the inspiration for many paintings. The city itself is not very beautiful. I've found that most of the new buildings are very block-like. Mainly functional and not very aesthetic. It's in sharp contrast to beautiful ancient architecture.

Once reaching Guilin, we only had time to visit the Flute Reed Caves. The reeds in this area are used to make...flutes.



Guilin Airport


Several people on our tour weren't very mobile and especially not after several exhausting days of visiting Beijing and Xian. Fortunately, they have a special service for people who want to visit the caves but are not up to the many steps. They had porters that will convey you through the caves.



The Flute Reed Caves
 
 


The cavern inside


From this vantage point, it looks like a city at a distance


 
Avon Cally look at panel
Comments 
2nd-Nov-2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
This is just so surreal and so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing these with us.
2nd-Nov-2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
Wow that is beautiful?
What makes the light or is it just floodlighting?
2nd-Nov-2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
It's floodlighting.
2nd-Nov-2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
I nadore caves, if they be full of stalactites and mites or just palin caverns, these \re beautifully presented an they are now going on my wish list too.
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