The Panda Excursion section of the blog explores the different cities, the tradiitions, and the cuisne of the Chinese and surrrounding areas. Today we will look at the magical city of Guilin which lies on the west bank of the Li River. The name Guilin means the Forest of Sweet Osmnathus which is a tree that emits a sweet fragrance. Guilin is a pristine city dotted with lakes, surrounded by mountains, and speckled with underground caves. This magical city has been declared as one out of four cities where the historical, and cultural heritage, as well as natural scenery is treated as priority.