The Best 30 Flickr Photos from Guilin

Guilin is beautiful! Her rivers, lakes, and mountains are only a portion of that beauty — it’s also her people and their culture which help make Guilin such a marvelous city. We spent countless hours curating Flickr’s best images to bring you this inside look at the magic of Guilin. Enjoy!

The Best 30 Flickr Photos from Guilin

三十 A View of Guilin at Night

guilin night view 桂林夜景

Photo by Still92

二十九 River-crossing with Bicycle


Photo by Christopher Lewis

二十八 Sidewalk Calligraphy


Photo by Alan Lew

“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

– Ibn Battuta

二十七 Biker with Umbrella

Biker with Umbrella

Photo by Bernd Thaller

二十六 Viewpoint Over the City of Guilin

Guilin, China

Photo by Peter Stewart

二十五 Sun & Moon Pagodas

Pagodas del Sol y la Luna (Guilin)

Photo by Domingo Leiva

二十四 Bamboo Boats in Guilin, China

Traffic On Water

Photo by LainaK-Wong

二十三 Yangshuo Intersection

Yangshuo, China

Photo by Bernd Thaller

二十二 Rainy Day in Guilin

Guilin Painting

Photo by Azam Abedi

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

– Oprah Winfrey

二十一 Reed Flute Cave, Guilin

Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, China

Photo by Pierre Nordström

二十 River’s Bend a.k.a. Horseshoe Bend

River's Bend (Horseshoe Bend of Asia!!)

Photo by Dan Ballard

十九 On Jiefang Qiao Overlooking the Li River

De paseo en Guilin

Photo by Josemere

十八 Karst Window

Karst Window

Photo by Chris Kealy

“I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

十七 Beautiful Sky in Guilin, China


Photo by Paul Reiffer

十六 View of Guilin from Fubo Hill

View on Guilin from Fubo Hill

Photo by Thomas Bächinger

十五 Portrait of a Guilin Local Man

guilin grandpa

Photo by John Marshall

十四 Cormorant Fisherman Stands Tall


Photo by Andy Beales

十三 Reflections in Still Water Inside the Reed Flute Cave

Lair of the Dark Knight

Photo by Peter Stewart

“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”

– Henry David Thoreau

十二 Li River Fisherman

Li River Fisherman

Photo by Paul Weeks

十一 Downtown Intersection at Night

Guilin, China

Photo by Ilya

Expert Cobbler

Guilin, China

Photo by Michael Steverson

Cormorant Fishing on the Li River, China

The Old Fisherman

Photo by Daniel Cheong

Reflecting Sun Pagoda in Downtown Guilin

The Sun Tower // Ri Ta // 日塔

Photo by Vladimir Yaitskiy

Cormorant Fisherman with Lamp

Cormorant Fishermen ~  Interview with BlackRapid

Photo by Dan Ballard

Sun & Moon Pagodas

Sun and Moon Pagodas

Photo by Peter Stewart

Guilin Cormorant Fisherman Takes a Smoking Break

Smoking in the Blue Hour

Photo by Andy Beales

Early Morning Cormorant Fisherman in Guilin

Michael Steverson

Photo by Michael Steverson

“People don’t take trips, trips take people.”

– John Steinbeck

Awe-inspiring Campsite

TENTative Sunrise

Photo by Andy Beales

Portrait of a Guilin Local Woman

Les Marques du Temps

Photo by Daniel Cheong

Sunset at Longsheng Rice Terrace

Sunset at Longji Rice Terrace

Photo by Shashin Surti

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Opening image by Andy Beales

Top 5 Videos From ChinesePod TV: Idiom Series

Over the coming weeks and months, CLI will post our favorite Mandarin learning YouTube videos here on our blog. This installment includes our top 5 favorite videos teaching 成语 (chéngyǔ) from ChinesePod TV.

“Chéngyǔ is a four character idiom. They are stories and expressions that have been used in Mandarin Chinese for thousands of years.”

Fiona Tian

#1 When in Rome in Chinese 入境隨俗

In this video Fiona and her sister Iona talk us through the Chinese idiom 入境随俗 (rù jìng suí sú)。 This literally translates to “to enter a country to follow a custom” though its meaning implies “when in Rome do as the Romans do.”

#2 Strike While The Iron Is Hot in Chinese 打铁趁热

Not only do we learn a practical chéngyǔ, Fiona also gives us great straightforward advice on how to practice Chinese. 打铁趁热!

#3 Day Dreaming in Chinese 心不在焉

This lesson teaches us a very helpful way of showing concern for a friend.

#4 Eat Drink and Be Merry in Chinese 吃喝玩乐

It’s obvious that Fiona and Iona were happy to teach this Mandarin chéngyǔ for “eat, drink, and be marry.”

#5 Bon Voyage (Have a safe trip) in Chinese 一路顺风

Here Fiona and Iona teach us the how to say 一路顺风 (yí lù shùn fēng).

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