I went to Guilin at the worst possible weather, but still managed to see a thing or two. One of those things was the main symbol of Guilin – twin pagodas called “Sun & Moon Pagodas” in a lake near central Guilin.

 

As my hotel was quite close by, I could play around taking photos during both night and day. During the night, the pagodas and the surrounding lake paths are illuminated quite nicely and working together with the mist to create a romantic atmosphere…

 

Sun & Moon Pagodas : Guilin

 

During day time it looks like… like… two pagodas. 😛

Sun & Moon Pagodas : Guilin

 

Here are a few more shots from different places around the lake…

Sun & Moon Pagodas : Guilin

Sun & Moon Pagodas : Guilin

Sun & Moon Pagodas : Guilin

 

You could also go inside, if you want to. There are some exhibits inside with zero English translations (~20CNY).

Sun & Moon Pagodas : Guilin

 

To wrap up, let’s finish with a lake panorama…

Sun & Moon Pagodas : Guilin

 

Other related links :

  • Rory does a better job than me with night photography, as does Wikipedia.
  • Guilin & Its Spectacular Karst Landscapes


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I didn’t know you’ve been here, I’ve been there in 2009, yeah, here is nice, I only spent 1 evening in Guilin, because i know Yangshuo is much better than Guilin city..have you heard”桂林山水甲天下”? actually here”guilin” means a small town named” yangshuo” where is about 1.5 hours by bus from Guilin, local people usually know and say that” 阳朔山水甲桂林”…means Yangshuo is much prettier than Guilin, and the veiws we usually see and printed back of paper of RMB 20, actually it is in Yangshuo part. Li’jiang, 漓江,a very charming and clear river with very beatiful hills, special hills what I… Read more »

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