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College of International Education
Guilin University of Technology
  12 Jian'gan Road

  Guilin, Guangxi, P.R.China 541004

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Guilin Scenery

   ¡¡Located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin is considered to be the pearl of China's thriving tourist industry on account of the natural beauty and historic treasures. Covering an area of just 565 square kilometers (218 square miles), the city is rather compact when compared with other leading cities in the country. However, situated within this area one may find green mountains, crystal clear waters, unique caves and beautiful stones. Major attractions include Elephant Trunk Hill, Li River, Reed Flute Cave and Seven-Star Park that boasts a Stone Museum where amazing geological finds are displayed. Each of these places and many more besides will leave you with lasting memories of your visit.

     Guilin is also an important cultural city with a history encompassing more than 2000 years. The city has been the political, economic and cultural center of Guangxi since the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). Solitary Beauty Peak is considered to be the oldest place of interest and has been so since the far off days of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). The prosperity enjoyed by the city during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is epitomized by the Tomb of Prince Jingjiang.

    There are many ethnic minorities represented here that include the Zhuang, Yao, Hui, Miao, Mulao, Maonan and Dong enrich the cultural life of the city. Each minority has its own unique customs and festivals and this means that they are much more abundant here than in many other places elsewhere in China. Travelers can enjoy these pageants at the Li River Folk Customs Center.

    Guilin is a well-developed tourist center with convenient transportation, communication and accommodation facilities. You can enter Guilin by air, by train or by bus and get around on free buses. From luxury hotels to hostels, from splendid restaurants to local snacks, you are sure to find that your needs will be met beyond your expectations.


     Guilin sits in a subtropical monsoon zone with a warm and moist climate, which is moderate all year round. However be prepared for a bit of rain, with annual precipitation amounts of 1900mm.
     The average temperature all year round is 19¡ãC(66F).The coldest temperatures occur in January at 8¡ãC(46F) and the hottest occur in July at 28¡ãC(82F).
The best time to travel here is between April and October.
Table of the average temperatures in Guilin during each month of the year

Average Data Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High ( F) 53 53 62 72 81 87 91 92 87 78 68 58
Average High (C) 12 13 17 22 27 31 33 33 31 26 20 15
Average Low ( F) 41 44 51 60 68 74 77 76 71 63 53 44
Average Low ( C) 5 7 11 16 20 23 25 24 22 17 12 7
Rain (in) 2.0 3.4 5.0 10.0 14.0 13.5 8.7 6.8 3.0 3.5 2.7 1.8
Rain (mm) 52.5 87.5 127.5 252.5 357.5 342.5 222.5 172.5 77.5 87.5 72.5 47.5


     With a total population of 4,951,100 in the city and surrounding areas, Guilin is currently home to 12 ethnic nationalities. 8.5% of the population is made up of 11 minority nationalities including Zhuang, Hui, Yao and Dong etc..

Main Districts

      Guilin covers an area of 27,809 square km and has 5 districts (Diecai, Qixing, Xiufeng, Xiangshan, Yanshan) and 12 counties (Yangshuo, Lingui, Lingchuan, Xing¡¯an, Quanzhou, Ziyuan, Longsheng, Yongfu, Lipu, Gongcheng, Pingle and Guanyang).

Important Numbers

Emergency Services
110 ....................Police
119 ....................Fire
Telephone Services
114 ...................International Directory Assistance
121 ...................Weather Forecast
Information Center of Guilin Lianjing International Airport: 0773-3843936 3808888
Information Center of Guilin Civil Aviation: 0773-3843992 3844007
Information Center of Guilin Railway Station: 0773-3833124
Marketing Division of Li River Cruise£º0773-2825502
Tourist Information Service: 0773-2800318
Tourist Complains£º0773-2800315

Electricity Supply: 220V/50HZ

      China uses a 220 volt 50 Hz cycle system so electric appliances from countries that use 220/240 will operate without any adapter. Appliances requiring 110 volts will need transformer to operate. Hotels will not always have these. We recommend that you bring a transformer with you. Chinese hotels cater for most plug types.

Li-River Cruise

    Guilin scenery is acclaimed as the "Best Under Heaven" and the most beautiful scenes are found along the Li-River. The hills beyond hills with their reflections in the crystal water are like fairy land, the green bamboo greets you all the way along the river in the breeze; the water buffaloes eating grass casually; the ducks swimming along the river; the fisherman fishing or catnapping on the bamboo rafts with his cormorants resting peacefully next to him, it's God dotted landscape.

 Elephant Trunk Hill

    Elephant Hill is also called Elephant-Trunk Hill. It looks like an elephant drinking water at the confluence of the Taohua River and the Lijiang River. A round open space between the elephant trunk and its body is called Water-Moon Cave. At a clear night the moon seems to fall on the bottom of the water and at the same time float on the water surface.


    Located 65 kilometers to the southeast of Guilin, Yangshuo is an ancient town which became a county in Jin Dynasty some 1500 years ago. Yangshuo is famous not only for the attractive hills and waters there, but also for its abundant prodUCE, particularly for such fruits as sweet orange, tangerine, pomelo and persimmon.


    Longshen once was a separate multi-minority autonomous county, inhabited by the Yao, Zhuang, Dong and Miao people, but now is part of the greater Guilin area. Its main attraction is the rice terraces (Longji Titian), called Dragon Backbones by the locals. Also of interest are the hot springs and the small mountain villages among the wooded areas of trees and bamboos.

The most spectacular Karst region in the world
Guilin ,by the banks of the Li River , is considered to be one of the most beautiful tourist cities in China. With more than 2,000 years of cultural history, Guilin has gained reputation both at home and abroad for its unique scenery: green hills, rocky cliffs, clear water, numerous caves, stones of various shapes. Since its opening up in the early 1980s, some 70 million tourists from more than 150 countries and regions and tens of heads of foreign governments and states have toured Guilin.