May 23, 2012May 23, 2012 Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill, on the edge of the Li River, is a famous landmark in Guilin, China – July 2011 Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInTumblrEmailPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Wow, what a remarkable photo, I love how the trees are growing out of the rock just incredible, and I just love the arch in rock. 🙂
Thanks, glad you like it 🙂
Cool pic my man. Have you ever been to hole in the wall in South Africa. It’s in transkei somewhere. It’s a really cool place.
Shot Wayne. I’ve heard about the ‘hole in the wall’ but never been.
Makes me want to follow in your footsteps in China. Great works. Pam
Thanks Pam. You should definitely go if you ever get the chance.
Great photo! I don’t know how you managed to get a blue sky! I must have been unlucky going in April. Lovely photo though; brings back some fun memories 🙂
Thanks, guess I just got lucky. Went in July which is supposed to be slightly less rainy then May and June (the worst months on average). I really enjoyed this part of China an if you want to see more of the fun I had there check out my China blog here:
Great photo. 🙂
Are the inner walls of that durdle door as smooth as they look?
They were fairly smooth in places, you can see them from another angle here: http://roryinchina.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/guilin-in-hdr/
Cool! I’m leaving Hangzhou in two weeks and I’ll do some travelling before I leave China. Only yesterday I decided to sacrifice about 40 hours of my life on getting to Guilin and back. Seems like it’ll be worth it! Any suggestions for when I’m there? 🙂
Sounds very similar to what I did and it’s a good time of year to visit Guilin as you shouldn’t get too much rain unless I was just lucky. I wrote several blog posts on my visit to Guilin and Yangshuo starting with this one http://roryinchina.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/getting-to-guilin/ and yes it’s a long train journey, even longer on the way back as we couldn’t get soft sleepers.
You will see and read about them in the post but I enjoyed Moon Water Cave and the mud pools but buy your tickets before hand as they try to charge 3 times the amount at the caves.
The limestone caves – if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all but the Crown Cave was huge and the Reed Flute was quite impressive although they all have the tawdry coloured lighting.
The bamboo rafting was great from Guilin to Yangshuo as you get a different perspective on the Kaarst peaks, the rafting in Yangshuo was okay but you could skip it.
There is lots to do in Guilin but I enjoyed Yangshuo as it’s more relaxed and a nice place to chill out and not rush too much.
Wow. Nice photo nice place
Thank you. It is quite unique.