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Guilin

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Kweilin

(both: gwā-lĭn`), city (1994 est. pop. 707,200), N Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, S China, on the Li River. It is a transportation center, with connections by rail, river, and road. Paper products, textiles, chemicals, and agricultural equipment are manufactured in the city, and minerals such as tin and tungsten are found nearby. Guilin is known for its beautiful karst scenery, often pictured by Chinese landscape painters. Many famous Buddhist monasteries are in the area. A U.S. air force base was there during World War II. Guilin was once capital of Guangxi prov. The name sometimes appears as Kuei-lin.

Guilin

, Kweilin, Kuei-lin
a city in S China, in Guangxi Zhuang AR on the Li River: noted for the unusual caves and formations of the surrounding karst scenery; trade and manufacturing centre. Pop.: 631 000 (2005 est.)
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What lured visitors to the region lay downstream from Mao'er Shan along the river passage between Guilin City and Yangshuo County, what the local tourist bureau today dubs 'The Li River Scenic Area'.
Situated in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin City is South China's shining pearl, with verdant mountains, elegant waters, magnificent crags and fantastic caverns.
The awards were announced and presented to winners in a national conference held in Guilin City on December 14, 2003.

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