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China is a cultural region and ancient civilization in East Asia. China refers to one of the world's oldest civilizations, comprised of states and cultures dating back more than six millennia. The stalemate of the last Chinese Civil War following World War II has resulted in two separate states using the name China, the People's Republic of China PRC, administering mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau and the Republic of China ROC, administering Taiwan and its surrounding islands.

Guilin is one of China's most picturesque cities, with a population of 670,000, situated in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China on the west bank of the Lijiang River. Its name means forest of Sweet Osmanthus, owing to the large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees located in the city. Its scenery is reputed by many Chinese to be the finest under heaven. The population of the city is 1.34 million, and area is 27,809 square kilometers.
In 314 BC, Before Christ, a small settlement was established along the banks of the Li River. In 111 BC, during the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, Shi An County was established,  which could be regarded as the beginning of the city. In 507 AD, the town was renamed Guizhou. Guilin prospered in the Tang and Song dynasties but remained a county. The city was also a nexus between the central government and the southwest border, and it was where regular armies were placed to guard that border. Canals were built through the city so that food supplies could be directly transported from the food-productive Yangtze plain to the farthest southwestern point of the empire.
The Jingjiang Princes City is a royal complex dating from the Ming Dynasty that lies near the center of modern Guilin. Other scenic spots around Guilin include Seven Star Park, Seven-Star Cave and Ludi Cave, Camel Mountain and Elephant Trunk Hill, Piled Festoon Hill, Crescent Hill, Fubo Hill, Nanxi Hill, Erlang Gorge, Huangbu Beach, and Moon Hill.

Guilin is said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. It enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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