Guilin, by the banks of the Li River in southern China, is justifiably considered, to be one of the most beautiful places in China. Guilin literally means "Cassia Tree Forest". The landscape is characterized by terraced rice paddies, water buffalos, and bamboo groves, and peasants with turned up trousers and cone-shaped straw hats. Jake a Li River day cruise to experience the magical beauty of the limestone rock formations and farmland commonly seen in Chinese landscape paintings. The Li River, Limestone caves. Elephant Hill, and the pure beauty of this area are all attraction of Guilin.