Guilin Travel Guide

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
Chinese Name: 桂林 (guì lín)
Location: in the northeast part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Area: 27,809 square kilometers
Population: 5,301,100 ( 2017)
Nationalities: Han and over ten minorities of Zhuang, Yao, Dong, Miao, Hui
Language: Mandarin is recognized widely in cities and major tourism regions.
Administrative: 6 districts (Xiufeng,Diecai,Xiangshan,Qixing,Yanshan,Lingui),
11 counties (Yangshuo,Lingchuan,Quanzhou,Xingan,Yongfu,Guanyang,Longsheng,Ziyuan,Pingle,Lipu and Gongcheng) . The seat of city government is located in Lingui District, Guilin City

History of Guilin
Guilin is an important cultural city with a history of more than 2,000 years, and has been served as the political, economic and cultural center of Guangxi since the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).   As for the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, the important position of the Guilin region both in economy and politics was unshakable.... More Read Guilin History

What to see in Guilin?
Guilin was once the center of the noted Lingnan Culture which is a typical regional culture. However, the current center of the Lingnan Culture refers in particular to Guangdong Province. Fortunately, there are a number of historic sites left  in that place for travelers to appreciate its past splendid culture. With the exception of its astonishing karst landscape, Guilin is mentioned that the city's beautiful natural scenery will come to people's minds more vividly than its history.  Here lists Top Guilin Attractions

Guilin Longji Rice Terraces
Li River Cruise Longji Rice Terraces Guilin Reed Flute Cave 
Elephant Trunk Hill  Guilin Seven Star Park Yangshuo West Street
Guilin Solitary Beauty Peak Guilin Lingqu Canal Guilin Wave-Subduing Hill

When to visit Guilin?
Guilin weather is generally mild with four seasons – sunny and vigorous spring, rainy and foggy summer, cool and pleasant autumn, breezy and drizzling winter. In Guilin, the climate in January is the coolest with an average temperature of 8 C (46 F), while July is the hottest with an average temperature of 28 C (82 F). Summer is the rainy season, especially in May and June... More Read Guilin Weather 
The best time to travel there is from April to October. However, remember to try to avoid the Chinese National Day Holiday from October 1st to 7th, when all the people in China seem to move around.

How to get to Guilin? 
Guilin city is located in south of China, Guilin has an international airport with connections most major domestic cities and even Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and other European countries.  The other options are by train, by bus from the main cities of China.... More  Read: Guilin Transportation 
By Air
Guilin Liangjiang International Airport (KWL) is about 28 kilometers (about 17.4 miles) from the city center. About 50 airlines connect the city with domestic cities as well as foreign countries such as Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, etc. In particular, airlines schedule several flights daily to and from major cities in China like Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Kunming, Macau, Nanjing, Nanning, Qingdao, Sanya, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Xian, Zhengzhou, Dalian, Shantou, Chengdu, Lanzhou, Tianjin, Jinan, Wenzhou, Changsha, Fuzhou, and Zhuhai.
By Train
Guilin Railway Station (South Station) and North Railway Station (North Station) are the two main railroad passenger transport stations in the city. Every day many trains arrive and depart, as the city is a hub of the Hunan-Guangxi Railway and Guiyang-Guilin-Guangzhou High Speed Railway.
By Bus
Because most coach buses which bound for the surrounding cities in Guangxi and other provinces like Guangdong depart from the General Bus Station.
It is worthy mentioning that the long-distance bus  is available to Yangshuo which is a popular tourist destination located about 40 miles (65 kilometers) south of the city center. Tourists who reach Guilin either by air, by train or by long-distance bus can also get to Yangshuo easily....More Read: Get to Guilin

Guilin Travel Tips
As of May 28th 2015, tourist groups from ASEAN countries (including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Brunei, Myanmar, and the Philippines) can enjoy a 6-day visa-free stay within the city.  Since July 28 2014, the city implements the 72-Hour Visa-Free Policy to facilitate passport holders of 51 countries and regions to enjoy a visa-free stay up to 72 hours when taking an international transfer via Liangjiang Airport.

Guilin Tours Package
'East or west, Guilin landscape is best!' Located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China, Guilin is considered to be the pearl of China's thriving tourist industry on account of the natural beauty and historic treasures. Here lists popular Guilin Tours Package.

6 Days Guilin to Zhangjiajie Tour by flight
6 Days Guilin Zhangjiajie Tour by train 6 Days Guilin Zhangjiajie Tour by flight 11 Days China Highlights Tour

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