There are thousands of scenic attractions in China but who are the top 100? In June China tourism industry have its first China Top 100 Scenic Attraction List. There are 3 from Guilin in the list.
The three attractions are Li River, Impression Sanjie Liu Show and Merry-land Holiday Resort. The selection is based on the statistics of the admission ticket sales. Forbidden City of Beijing is at the top of the list with 1.23 million visitors last year.
On the morning of July 6th, the opening ceremony of 2011 of the first Guanyang White Pears and Black Plums Festival was held in Wanmu Fruit Garden of Guanyang County.The festival have the theme of "ecology Guanyang, green famous fruit and countryside leisure agriculture" aiming to promote Guanyang's white pears and black plums.
The festival will last until Aug 15th. Tourists and locals can not only taste the delicious Guanyang fruits but also the beautiful countryside scenery. If you are traveling in Guilin at the time you may consider a visit to Guanyang.
Mount Cat of Guilin is selected into world's biosphere protection area by United Nations. It is the first world's forest biosphere protection area in Guangxi province and the 28th one in China.
Mount Cat is located in Xing'an County of Guilin. It is the source of Li River. UNESCO says, the scenery of China's Mount Cat is unique and beautiful. In the 2000 meter height altitude there are big area that covered with various species and plants. Different ethnic groups live in Mount Cat area. With the support of UNESCO the environment of the area will be protected well.
To celebrate the birthday of China Communist Party, Guilin government hosted 5 days' art exhibition from June 29. 150 art works were displayed to the pubic.
Guilin is a famous international tourism city. Tourists are fond of art works of Guilin's beautiful scenery. Since the 1970s many people have started to join the art work industry. Guilin became the national distribution center of art works in China.
From June 24th to 27th 2011, China International Tourism Commodities Fair is hosted by China Tourism Bureau and Zhejiang Province Government in Yifu City. Guilin Boerka Company, Guilin Shengjia Tourism Product Development Company, Yangshuo Bamboo Factory and etc attended the fair from Guilin. 1,526 comapanies from more than 30 countries(and regions) attended the fair. Guilin tourism commodities showed the very traditional Guilin style and become very popular in the fair. During the fair Guilin companies gave out 5,000 leaflets and conclude 500,000 business order.
On June 29, 2011 the first Guilin International Half Marathon Invitational was held in Lingui New District. The invitational was hosted by Guilin government and Guilin Huirong Construction development Co. Ltd. About 5,000 professional and amateur athletes from Beijing, Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi and age range from from 13 to 64 attended the invitational. After about one hour's running Du Jian from Yunnan Track and Field Team won the men's champion and Ding Changqing from Guilinzhou Track and Field Team won the women's champion. All of the athletes finished the game.
This year from July 23rd to 25th Yao people from all over the world will gather in Jiubanqiao Village of Gongcheng County to celebrate the 11th Yao People's Aunat Wang Festival. It is said that long time ago Aunt Wang was the wife of King Pan. She always helped Yao People in Guangxi and Hunan area. In order to thank her Yao People have been worshiping her for hundreds of years.
2011 Guangyang Pears & Plums Festival will be held in Guanyang county from July 6 to 28 in 2011. Guanyang is well-known as "hometown of black plums and white pears". The fruit garden opening ceremony will be held from 09:00-10:30 on July 6th. In the following days there are different kinds of events for tourists to attend. Guanyang people welcome you!
The annual Clothes Drying Festival of Red Yao People will be held in Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces on July 6 2011. At the time tourists from all over the world will gather there to celebrate the festival with Yao People.
The Clothes Drying Festival is on June 6 in Chinese Lunar Calendar. On the day the married sons and daughters travel back to their parents' houses with ducks, alcohol and gifts to have a family union dinner. On the day every family take their traditional clothes to dry in the outdoor. The colorful clothes make all the villages very beautiful. That's where the name of Clothes Drying Festival comes from.
Here is the festival schedule of year 2011.
08:00-09:00 Clothes drying show;
10:00-10:30 Traditional music show to welcome tourists;
10:30-11:00 Worship ceremony;
11:00-11:30 Long hair show;
11:30-12:00 Crops drying show;
14:00-15:30 Spinning show, embroidered show, hair cutting by sickle show, singing show and etc;
In the 2nd West China Tourism Exhibition Conference netizens have voted for 30 scenic attractions as the most popular scenic attractions in western part of China. Guilin's Li River and Merry Land Holiday Resort are on the list.