is a city on the prefecture-level that is located in northeast China
within the autonomous region of Guangxi Zhuang. Guilin is home to a vast forest of the sweet-scented osmanthus trees, the reason as to why it is called Guilin (Forest of sweet osmanthus).
Guilin is conveniently located on the western bank of the iconic Li River and has Hunan on its northern Border. The city is a healthy and very vibrant tourist hub, owing to its magnificent landscapes, stunning karst topography, and an ever-vibrant lifestyle. Surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens, Guilin provides for an even more beautiful panoramic view of the city and its surrounding mountains, canyons, and trees.
Guilin is home to two beautiful lakes - Shanhu and Ronghu, which feature the remnant of the medieval moat that initially use to surround the city. Both lakes carry on with boat activities and remain attractive with amazing architectural pagodas that are alluring to visitors. The city center itself is a mix of modernity and ancient touches, exhibiting a wonderfully scenic cityscape where visitors can find all their shopping, eating, and nightlife options.
When to visit Guilin
Guilin experiences a humid subtropical climate that is mostly influenced by the monsoons. The weather is moderately stable and usually as no weather extremes during summer and winter. However, rainfall can be plenty to the extent of causing flooding, especially in the period between spring and summer during the renowned plum rain period.
Summer is long and humid. It is also the sunniest season of the year. During summer, especially in June
, the moderate plum rains are received in Guilin, and flooding is a huge possibility. The temperature, however, remains in a pleasant range, barely going to the scorching heights of 30°C (86°F) and above. Autumn weather is also sunny and dry, with lovely temperature ranges on most days.
Winter, on the other hand, is short, mild, and very tolerable. The temperature barely drops lower than 5°C (41°F) even on the coldest days, making it quite bearable, on top of the sunshine hours, averaging a four in a day. The first weeks are moderately dry, but it progresses to become wetter as the days pass, with the days darkening up as the skies get more and more covered in clouds. Spring may not be any different from winter as it is also often overcast and rainy, but the temperature rises to become moderately warm and pleasant.
Visitors check in to Guilin most times throughout the year. The peak of the travel season in Guilin is between April
, from spring through summer, and extending to autumn. This time is when the temperature is at its warmest and most pleasant. However, it is also the time when Guilin experiences the plum rainfall, and a few weather-related interruptions are expected.
During this period, Guilin also celebrates the vibrant annual Dong Nationality Fireworks Festival. Many fireworks displays are put up in colorful patterns lighting up the night sky. This festival is famous for its vigorous preparations, and it attracts participants and viewers from across the world.