Guilin is a city in southern China known for its dramatic landscape of limestone karst hills. At its centre are 2 lakes, Shanhu (Cedar) and Ronghu (Banyan), remaining from a medieval-era moat that once surrounded the city. Boats travel through these and other lakes via connected rivers. On Shanhu Lake’s shore, twin pagodas, the Sun and Moon, light up the sky at night.
Watercolour illustration by Wu Peng, an independent illustrator based in China.