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GUILIN
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G uilin is famous for its unique landscapes, brilliant history and culture. As an international tourist city, it is known as a tourist city with its landscape ranking first. Rich in tourism resources, it is characterized by the following advantages: First, beautiful and unique landscapes; typical karst topography makes it rank first in “green hills, elegant rivers, strange caves and beautiful stones” with a world-renowned reputation. Second, integrated natural resources and human resources; distinctive Lijiang River, Reed Flute Cave and Yaoshan Peak and other scenic spots and Huaping Nature Reserve, Qin Embankment, Lingqu, Maoershan Nature Reserve and Qingshitan Reservoir. Read More Below.


OVERVIEW

G uilin is famous for its unique landscapes, brilliant history and culture. As an international tourist city, it is known as a tourist city with its landscape ranking first. Rich in tourism resources, it is characterized by the following advantages: First, beautiful and unique landscapes; typical karst topography makes it rank first in “green hills, elegant rivers, strange caves and beautiful stones” with a world-renowned reputation. Second, integrated natural resources and human resources; distinctive Lijiang River, Reed Flute Cave and Yaoshan Peak and other scenic spots and Huaping Nature Reserve, Qin Embankment, Lingqu, Maoershan Nature Reserve and Qingshitan Reservoir.

L ijiang Scenic Spot has been listed as a national scenic spot, and Xing’an Lingqu has been listed as a key cultural relic under state protection. Third, integrated urban area and scenic spots make residents enjoy the landscapes easily. Fourth, distinct landscapes add beauty to each other, facilitating different tourist itineraries and staged development. Fifth, most scenic spots are supported by towns. Some scenic spots have had certain basis, suitable to multi-function, multi-level and multi-form tours, thereby increasing the interest in tour.

GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY

G uilin is located in northeast Guangxi, southern end of Hunan-Guangxi Corridor, adjacent to Hunan Province northeastward. Hunan-Guangxi Railway and Li River longitudinally run throughout the city, and Guizhou-Guangxi High-Speed Railway horizontally passes throughout the city. National Roads 321, 322 and 323 also pass through the city.

C overing the land of 109°36’E – 111°29’E, and 24°15’N – 26°23’N with an average elevation of 150 m, the city borders on Hunan Province northward and northeast ward, connects to Liuzhou, Laibin westward and southwestward, and adjacent to Wuzhou, Hezhou southward and southeastward. It sits at the southwest of Nanling Mountains, and Northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

OVERVIEWCLIMATE

CLIMATE

L ocated in low latitude, Guilin has a subtropical monsoon climate. This city is characterized by mild climate, abundant rainfall, long frost-free period, adequate light, sufficient heat, long summer and short winter, and distinct four seasons. Its rainy season is also hot season. It has an annual average temperature of 18.9℃. July is the hottest month and it has an average temperature of 28℃. January is the coldest month and it has an average temperature of 5.8℃. It has an average frost-free period of 309 days, an average annual rainfall of 1,949.5 mm, an average evaporation of 1,490 millimeters to 1,905 mm, an annual average relative humidity of 73% to 79%. Northerly winds prevail all the year round, with an average speed of 2.2 m/sec to 2.7 m/sec. The average annual sunshine duration is 1670 hours and an average pressure is 994.9 hPa.

GEOGRAPHYCULTURE

CULTURE

A s one of the most representative operas in Guangxi, Gui Opera including Kunshan, Yiyang and Luantan became popular in Guilin area in the late Ming Dynasty and early Qing Dynasty. Gui Opera or Guiban Opera focuses on local dialect, delicate and appropriate, elegant and lively performances, gestures and facial expressions, real-life and delicate skills, integration of military plays and singing plays, well received by the local people. Integrating arts and skills of Beijing Opera, Qi Opera and Kun Opera, Gui Opera is characterized by singing and dancing integration, delicate workmanship, vivid expression and nice melodies. Based on symmetry of Xipi and Erhuang melodies, Gui Opera consists of melodies of Kun Opera, Gaoqiang, Zaqiang and Chuiqiang. As a major drum and singing category, Guangxi Drum, or Guilin Drum formed in 1962 under the guidance of Ms. Zhang Xiuying (Little Yingxia), successor of Liu schooling, it focuses on elegant and neat performances, rigid and elegant gestures and movements, military plays, represented by Triumph of Taiping Rebels at Jiangjun Bridge, Special Gift, Good Supervisor, Battle of the Xishas and Lei Feng Quotations. Guilin Drum originated from Praise from Numerous Household of the poor people in ancient times, absorbing essence of Guilin Storytelling and music works. So far, it has been developed into a unique tune merging symmetry, singing and rhythm into a single whole.

CLIMATETOURIST SEASON

TOURIST SEASON

P eak season: Generally speaking, the best season to travel to Guilin is from April to November each year. Here you can visit the grand line-drawing spectacle – Longji Terraced Fields, and go to Longsheng Yinshui Dong Village to enjoy the wonderful sound of a cappella six-part harmony – Dong’s Chorus. Meanwhile, within about two weeks after April 15 by Chinese Lunar Calendar, visitors can see the watery Terraced Fields, as well as Song Festival of Zhuang Nationality in March, Miao’s New Year in October, each with its lively jollification. What you cannot afford to miss also include Elephant Trunk’s “Li River Dual-Moons” in the Mid-Autumn Night. How beautiful it is! Off season: Guilin, which the saying “little snow in winter, flowers blooming seasonally” is referred to, has a different surprise each season, even more rare views in some special months. For example, visitors can enjoy the Yao’s Wind-Prevented Festival in each lunar January, and the winter warmth in the mountain forest hot spring.

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