Located in the northeast of Guangxi Province, Cat Mountain extends cross Xing’an, Ziyuan and Longsheng, 122 km from Guilin downtown, and it’s the highest peak in South China with 2,141 meters above the sea level. Cat Mountain is in the shape of a cat, hence the name, and it’s also the source of Li River, where you can appreciate flowers in spring, escape heat in summer, appreciate red leaves in autumn and enjoy snow-capped scenery in winter.
Over 10 peaks of 2,000+ meters and 68 peaks of 1,000+ meters above the sea level are available in Cat Mountain Scenic Area, which stretch in an uneven and intriguing way. Cat Mountain is home to 38 kinds of azaleas mainly concentrated along hillside and roadsides, which becomes an ocean of flowers in summer. Shamu River is the source of Li River, and waterfalls, rapids, shoals, ponds and streams are scattered along its way, including Heigang Waterfall, Jianlong Waterfall, Jianjiu Waterfall, Sandie Waterfall, and it runs through the primitive forest.
Cat Mountain is the first tallest mountain that the Red army tramped over during the Long March. From 4 to 8 December of 1933, the Red Armies led by Zhu De and Zhou Enlai tramped over Laoshanjie by 3 routes via Cat Mountain, and they fought against Kuomintang reactionaries and overcame the latter’s besiege and chase.
In the south of Cat Mountain, the slogans put up by the Red Armies during the Long March are well preserved, and Darangtun of Tongren is where Chairman Mao and Zhu De used to live according to textual research. The Red Army Pavilion and Laoshanjie Memorial Monument still remain intact at Laoshanjie now, both of which serve as revolutionary relics now.
Cat Mountain is a gathering place for Yao ethnic group and Miao ethnic group, along which a number of ethnic minority villages are available. The ethnic minorities here are kind and hospitable, who are also very good at singing and dancing. Everything in the ethnic minority villages has a distinctive style, from their architectures to costumes and then to food.
Guangzhou is a famous historical and cultural city. The legend goes that there used to be five immortals in colorful clothes, each of whom took a goat to Guangzhou from the Heaven, hence its nickname Goat City. According to historical documents, Guangzhou has been built as a city as early as 214 B.C., and a number of ancient cultural relics remain here now, including Zhenhai Tower, Five Immortal Tombs, Cheng’s Ancestral Hall, Liurong Temple and Huaisheng Temple, which vividly reflect history of Guangzhou in various dynasties.
Guangzhou is very famous in the modern history, which is proved by numerous Guangzhou attractions, such as Memorial Hall of Sun Yet-sun, Mausoleum of 72 Martyrs at Huanghuagang, Lu Xun’s Commemorative Museum, Peasant Movement Institute, Site of Resistance to British Aggression at Sanyuanl and Site of Huangpu Military School. All these historical attractions above perfectly integrate with the natural attractions such as White Cloud Mountain Scenic Area, Yuexiu Park, Liuhua Park, South China Botanical Garden, Oriental Amusement Park and Nanhu Amusement Park. At the same time, Guangzhou is also the starting point of the ancient Marine Silk Road, and it serves as an important seaport of China, playing a substantial role in promoting economic and cultural exchanges between China and the world.
Night Cruise along Pearl River
As evenfall descends and the lamp lights flick, the fine views along the Pearl River become more attractive, therefore, it’s a highlights for visitors to take a cruise along the Pearl River during your Guangzhou travel.
As a symbolic landmark in Guangzhou, Canton Tower is as high as 600 meters, from the top of which you can have a panoramic view of the whole Guangzhou City.
Shopping around Shangxiajiu Street
A row of architecture cluster featuring Lingnan-style are arranged on each side of Shangxiajiu Street in Guangzhou, where you can different kinds of local commodities with lower price.
Night Walk on Shamian
Shamian used to be a concession in Guangzhou, where many western buildings are distributed, and it’s an ideal place for lovers to wander about during night owing to its exotic atmosphere.
Reed Flute Cave is located in the northwest suburb of Guilin, 5 km from Guilin downtown, and it’s a famous for its mystic cave and idyllic landscape. Reed Flute Cave winds its way for 500 meters, where a number of exquisitely carved stalagmites, stalactites, stone.
columns, stone curtains and cave flowers are scattered, and they form many fantastic attractions, such as Rosy Dawn over Lion Peak, Crystal Palace, Flower Fruit Hill and Entwining Dragon over Pagoda. As a matter of fact, Reed Flute Cave has more attractions than you can attend to, which is just like fairyland. There are 77 pieces of frescos well-preserve