Near the hostel I’m staying at runs a hike up a mountain, the name of which apparently translates loosely to ‘old man’s hill’.
The view of Guilin is pretty amazing from the top and the climb itself was a lot of fun; not very long but a couple of sections of climbing (makes things interesting).
Seeing Guilin from high up is fascinating, there is a harsh contrast between the city and the heavily forested mountains and hills poking up in between.
As it gets darker the city starts to light up. There were fireworks that I would’ve loved to see from the mountain but I was the only one with a torch (and not a great one at that) so we agreed we’d better get down while we had light, so as not to risk someone falling.