Guilin Fact Sheet


Guilin is situated in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of far southern China, sitting on the west bank of the Li River.

Geographic Position: 25°16′14″N 110°17′31″E

Area: 27,809 k㎡ (10,737.1 sq mi)

Population: 4,988,400 (2010)

Urban Population: 975, 638 (2012)

Ethnic Groups: Zhuang, Yao, Hui, Miao, Han and Dong

Area Code: 0773

Zip Code: 541000

Airport: Guilin Liangjiang International Airport

Train: Guilin South Train Station (commonly known as Guilin Train Station), Guilin North Train Station

Bus: Guilin Bus Station, Guilin Qintan Bus Station


Chinese Mandarin is the official language but the Guilin local dialect, Guilin Hua (Guilin Language) is widely used.

Administrative Divisions

Guilin administers 17 county-level divisions:

5 districts: Xiufeng District, Xiangshan District, Diecai District, Qixing District, Yanshan District.

10 counties: Yangshuo County, Pingle County, Lingui County, Lingchuan County, Xing'an County, Quanzhou County, Yongfu County, Ziyuan County, Guanyang County, Lipu County.

2 autonomous counties: Gongcheng Yao Autonomous County, Longsheng Various Nationalities Autonomous County.

Colleges and Universities

Guangxi Normal University

Guilin University of Technology

Guilin Medical University

Guilin University of Electronic Technology

Guilin Institute of Tourism

Guilin University of Aerospace Technology

Guilin Normal College

Guilin Military Academy

Guilin Air Force Academy                      


There are many hospitals and clinics in Guilin.

◎The People's Hospital of Guilin

Located in the city center, this hospital has gained high fame for international service. It is the appointed hospital of International SOS Pty Ltd in Guilin. The doctors speak English.

Clinic Hours: 08:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00 (summer); 14:30-17:30 (winter)

Phone Number: 0773-2828712/2857993

Address: No.12, Wenming Road, Guilin City

◎The Second People's Hospital of Guilin

Clinic Hours: 08:00-12:00; 14:30-17:30

Address: No.2, Diecai Road, Guilin City

◎The Fourth People's Hospital of Guilin (Bo'ai Humanity Hospital)

Address: No.20, Fengbei Road, Guilin City

Cheque, Currency Exchange, Banking & ATM  

Bank of China will cash any cheques and exchange foreign currencies.

Below is the list of the popular branches in downtown:

Guilin branch: No.5 Shanhu Road (North), Xiufeng District

Pingshan branch: No.16, Wayao Road, Shixia District

Zhongshanbeilu branch: No.390, Zhongshan Road (North), Shixia District

Jiedong branch: No.130, Jiefang Road (East), Xiufeng District

Sanlidian branch: No.6, Lijiang Road, Qixing District

Find out the current exchange rates and the acceptable foreign currencies here.

You can withdraw money with your international bank card from any banks’ ATM except Post Savings Bank of China and Guilin City Commercial Bank.

ATM is everywhere in Guilin.

Tourist Attractions

Li River

Jingjiang Princes City

Reed Flute Cave

Seven Star Park

Seven-star Cave

Elephant Trunk Hill

Diecai Hill (other translated names: Piled Festoon Hill, Piled Silk Hill, Folded Brocade Hill)

Crescent Hill

Fubo Hill Park

Nanxi Hill Park

Erlang Gorge

Moon Hill

Daxu Ancient Town

Duxiu (Solitary Beauty) Peak

Liusanjie Landscape Garden

Mount Yao


Central Square

Jingjiang Prince City

Moon and Sun Pagoda

Museums and Galleries

Guilin Art Museum

Guilin Museum

Li River Folk Custom Center

Parks in The City

Black Hill Botanic Garden

Seven Star Park

West Hill Park

Xiongsen Bear and Tiger Mountain Village

Landscape Close to the City Centre

Diecai Mountain

Fubo Hill

Elephant Trunk Hill

Peach Blossom River

Reed Flute Cave

Solitary Beauty Peak

Mount Yao 

Feng Yu Cave 

Parks and Landscape Outside the City Centre

Crown Cave

Gudong Waterfall

Daxu Town

Famous Nearby Tourist Destinations

Yangshuo County

Longsheng County

Xing'an County

Ziyuan County

Sanjiang County

Gongcheng County

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