桂林 (Guìlín) is the home of the distinctive “humpy” mountains that adorn China’s 20 yuán bill.
Guìlín is located in Southern China, and is one of the most popular tourism destinations, not least for its beautiful karst rock formations, which were made by gradual erosion of the soft rock type common in the area.
Many vacationers like to find the exact spot along the Lí River depicted on the 20 yuán bill and take a picture while holding the note up for comparison. Sort of how people like to take pictures where they pretend to be pushing the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
The Lí River area is also famous for its traditional cormorant fishing (see the boat in the picture!), its magnificent underground caves, and its many picturesque villages and rice terraces.
Extra money-fact of the day: Paper money was invented in China, dating back to the Táng dynasty (618-907).
Like an upside down egg tray, but so much better! Zhongguo Renmin Yinghang