Guilin (China)

Guilin is a medium-sized city in southeastern China, located at the Li River. The city is best known for its high limestone mountains and the fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees all over the town. The air in the city is also exceptionally clean, and all these aspects combined make it one of the most popular tourist destinations for the of the Chinese in their home country. In addition to the nature the city has a good art museum, plenty of parks and a large central square, which has an artificial waterfall and the large statue of Atlas. The city also offers very popular river cruises, which give you the possibility of quietly passing the limestone mountains on the Li River in the middle of the rainforest. Guilin also has several 27-hole golf course.

Population: 4,747,963
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: Standard Mandarin
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 110 (poliisi), 120 (ambulanssi), 119 (palokunta)
Currency: Renminbi (CNY)
Electric plugs: A, I, C
Voltage: 220 V
Tipping in a restaurant: There is no tipping in China.
Time in destination: Jan 26, 2021, 8:02:34 PM

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Weather Forecast








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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 21.0 28.9 12.9 7
February 25.3 33.4 17.2 6
March 37.2 45.9 28.6 9
April 48.6 58.6 38.7 9
May 58.8 70.2 47.7 8
June 68.5 79.5 57.6 8
July 73.2 83.7 62.6 8
August 71.8 81.9 61.5 7
September 64.4 74.8 54.0 7
October 52.9 63.3 42.3 6
November 39.9 48.4 31.6 7
December 26.6 34.0 19.0 7

More information: Guilin forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Guilin is a cheap destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $34.18, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $99.10, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Basic hotel: $50.84
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $3.41
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $5.06
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $1.08
  • Meal, McDonalds: $5.40
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $3.09

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Guilin has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 69.9 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 76.7 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 65.7 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Guilin safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Direction of traffic: In many countries in Asia the traffic is left-handed. In countries like China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Laos the traffic is right-handed.
  • Age restrictions: The minimum age for renting a car is usually 18 - 25 years. Drivers under 25 years of age and over 65 years of age are charged an extra fee or get rental terms and conditions, which include to take an additional insurance for damage / collision.
  • Driving abroad: Without special contracts a rental car can almost invariably only be driven inside of the country in which it is rented.
  • Driver’s license and documents: An international driving license, passport and credit card are mostly required to rent are car. The exception is China, where only a Chinese driving license is valid, so for driving in China it is either a Belgium or a Hong Kong driving license required, which can be translated to Chinese.

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