Guilin Overview

Plan your GUilin Tour? Guilin is regarded in China as the countries most picturesque city. Two crystal-clear rivers meander through the city, which is encircled by mountains with unusual & bizarre rock formations and caves.The history of Guilin has more than 2000 years, still exist many well-preserved ancient villages near by the city, the villagers who live there keeps the traditional life style and customs. We will recommend some of the most popular ancient villages for you to visit.
Facts of Guilin
Area: 27,809 square kilometers (10,737 square miles)
Population: 4,951,100
Ethnic Minorities: Han and over ten minorities of Zhuang, Yao, Dong, Miao, Hui
Language: Mandarin is recognized widely in cities and major tourism regions.
Area Code: 0773
Post Code: 541002
Geograpgy of Guilin
Guilin is located 109°E longitude and 24° N latitude in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, a city with typical karst landform area. The Guilin Government covers an area of 4,195 square kilometers. It is in a basin surrounded by the Yuecheng Range, Ocean Hill, Jiaqiao Range and Tianping Hill. Guilin is located almost due west of Hong Kong and about 1 hour fight.
Administrative Division: From the administrative perspective, Guilin can be divided into five city districts, ten counties and two autonomous counties
History of Guilin
Guilin has been the political, economic and cultural center of Guangxi since more than 1,000 years ago. The Lingqu Canal built 214 B.C. in Xing'an County has witnessed the change during these 2,000 years. Guilin has a history of more than 2,000 years. In the 6th year of Yuanding During the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty (111B.C.), Guilin was a county, called Shi An County, and from the Song Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty, it was the political, economic and cultural centre of Guangxi. In 1921, the North Expeditionary Army led by Dr. Sun Yat-sen joined forces in Guilin, and the headquarters was sited in the Royal Palace at the foot of the Solitary Beauty Peak. The city acquired its present name in the year of 1940. 

Climate & Weather
Guilin lies in the northeast of Guangxi Province. The weather in this region is normally under the control of the tropical monsoon, which is considered to be of seasons distinct, pleasant temperature, and abundant rainfall. The native people describe the climate with this proverb "Scarcely snowing in winter, perennially flowers blossoming".The coldest month is January; the average temperature being 7.6 ℃ and the hottest is July where average temperature is 28.3 ℃. Guilin’s annual rainfall is about 1926 mm (80 inches). 

Guilin Tourism
Guilin has the reputation of "the scenery of Guilin is the finest under the heaven", is our country key scenic city and garden city, and was named the first batch of historical and cultural city of the state council. In 2003, the World Tourism Organization listed Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Guilin as the best tourism city of China. 
Guilin is home to the most eye-popped natural landscape under the heaven, offering comfortable climate, crystal rivers, spectacular caves, typical karst formations and ever green vegetation. It is a picturesque destination not only for sightseeing, but also offers great opportunities for painters and photographers. Li River cruise, cycling in the countryside Yangshuo, hiking up the Longsheng Rice Terraced fields, rafting along the Yulong River as well as taking cooking course and watching fantastic shows are all the interesting activities during your trip in Guilin.

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