Received in early August 2013 via Postcrossing private swap. Yalun from Jiangsu sent me a lovely postcard of Guilin. Thanks! :)
There’s a famous Chinese saying about Guilin:
桂林山水甲天下 (East or west, Guilin landscape is best).
Guilin (Chinese: 桂林; Zhuang: Gveilinz) is a prefecture-level city in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China, situated on the west bank of the Li River, and bordering Hunan to the north. Its name means “forest of Sweet Osmanthus”, owing to the large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees located in the city. The city has long been renowned for its unique scenery of karst topography and is one of China’s most popular tourist destinations.
The fact that it’s one of China’s most popular tourist destinations doesn’t sound very attractive to me as it’ll be an ordeal to fight your way through a huge crowd of tourists. :P