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Guilin Magic Dragon Valley 06 Guilin, China - October 2005

Some of the most beautiful scenery in China can be seen in and around Guilin and Yangshuo in Guangxi Provence. The area is dotted with huge limestone pinnacles covered in trees. These 'Sugar Loaf' mountains appear in many classic Chinese films, paintings and poetry.

Guilin is the most popular destination, and has the majority of attractions such as the Magic Dragon Valley pictured here.

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Guilin Yiu Shan Mountain 01
The view from the top of Yiu Shan Mountain, would have been superb, had it not been for the gray haze that seems to linger nearly everywhere you go. You can only reach the top by cable car, which is in fact more like a ski lift.
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Yangshuo Place Of Peach Blossom 05 Yangshuo, China. October 2005

The most stunning scenery, I think is around Yangshuo. Although it is not as popular a destination as its neighbour, I think it is much nicer. The town of Yangshuo is much smaller and more laid back than Guilin, and is set right in between the peaks.

There are less attractions than Guilin, but what it lacks in numbers, it makes up for in quality.

Here in the beautifully named Place of Peach Blossom, (a natural theme park which is there to preserve the way of life of the minority tribes of the area), the scenery was beautiful, even the gray haze couldn't hide it.

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Yangshuo Place Of Peach Blossom 06
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