Guilin in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China

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Guilin © Jakub Halun/cc-by-sa-3.0

Guilin © Jakub Halun/cc-by-sa-3.0

Guilin is a prefecture-level city in the northeast of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is situated on the west bank of the Li River and borders Hunan to the north. Its name means “forest of sweet osmanthus“, owing to the large number of fragrant sweet osmanthus trees located in the region. The city has long been renowned for its scenery of karst topography. Its population was 4,747,963 as of the 2010 census (4,931,137 as of the 2020 census) whom 1,770,464 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of 6 urban Districts plus Lingchuan County now being conurbated.

Guilin is one of China’s most popular tourist destinations, and the epithet “By water, by mountains, most lovely, Guilin” is often associated with the city. The State Council of China has designated Guilin a National Famous Historical and Cultural City, doing so in the first edition of the list.

Lake Shanhu pagodas at night © Mr. Tickle/cc-by-sa-3.0 Li River connects Guilin and Yangshuo County © chensiyuan/cc-by-sa-4.0 Guilin © Jakub Halun/cc-by-sa-3.0 Longsheng Rice Terrace © chensiyuan/cc-by-sa-4.0 Xingping Village © chensiyuan/cc-by-sa-4.0 Yulong River in Yangshuo, a county of Guilin © chensiyuan/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Yulong River in Yangshuo, a county of Guilin © chensiyuan/cc-by-sa-4.0
The city’s public transportation includes bus routes and taxis. Guilin is the leading city in Mainland China operating double-decker buses regularly on major routes; in its main street the double-deckers run one-by-one almost every minute. Sightseeing boats also run on the city’s canals and lakes. A Guilin Metro is planned for 7 lines by 2040 with 117 stations and a total length of 273.2 kilometres. Line 1 is planned to have been opened by 2025, and it will be 29.23 km with 13 stations.

Guilin cuisine is a mixture of Cantonese cuisine and Zhuang cuisine. It is known for its snacks and the use of spices, especially chili. Guilin chili sauce, used widely in cooking by locals, is made of fresh chili, garlic, and fermented soybeans, and is considered one of the city’s Three Treasures. The other two of the Three Treasures are Guilin Sanhua Jiu, a variety of rice baijiu, or liquor distilled from rice; and Guilin pickled tofu. Guilin rice noodles have been the local breakfast staple since the Qin dynasty and are renowned for their delicate taste. Legend has it that when Qin troops suffering from diarrhea entered this region, a cook created the Guilin rice noodles for the army because they had trouble eating the local food. Specifically, the local specialty is noodles with horse meat, but this dish can also be ordered without the horse meat. Zongzi, a dumpling made from glutinous rice and mung bean paste wrapped in a bamboo or banana leaf is another popular delicacy in Guilin.

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