Guilin was named after the fragrance of the Osmanthus Tree. The city boasts a long history that can be traced back for 10,000 years. Guilin was not brought into the official prefecture until 214 B.C. when the first Emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221 B.C.-206 B.C.) set up the Guilin Shire in this region. At the same time, due to the construction of the Ling Canal, this place became one of the gateways between the Central Plains and the Lingnan Region (current Guangdong, Guangxi and part Hunan, Jiangxi). Later, in 111 of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220), the Shian County was founded in Guilin.
24.20N to 26.07N, 109.61E to 111.24E; South China, northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China, situated on the west bank of the Li River and bordering Hunan to the north. It has an area of 10,737 sq. miles (27,809 km²).
Guilin’s reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful places has been established over hundreds of years and its idyllic scenery draws tourists from near and far by the hundreds of thousands every year. The popular Chinese saying, "Guilin shanshui jia tian xia" means; “Guilin’s mountain and water scenery is the best under heaven”. They believe that this place is second to none.
As March overseas the mild weather in China, You will find a comfortable atmosphere for sightseeing and touring. The clarity of nature will welcome you. The pearl of China's thriving natural beauty and historic treasures will leave you breathless! Oh the beauty of being in Guilin in March. Yes, spring time, Golden rays of sunshine dance around the land. And at this time, the city is full of the tinges of spring – colorful flowers and green willows compete with each other for beauty of looks.
For the summer the perfect time is June to August, you will see the blue sky and a beautiful green color. In the summer you can do many things in Guilin city, many of the can be associated with water. If you visited the Guilin city in the autumn the perfect time for it is from September to November. Your eyes will delight by Sweet Osmanthus Flower. For Guilin, tourism in the winter is a low season; even so the winter is like the other 3 seasons. No matter what season you choose to visit the Guilin city you will enjoy the beautiful landscape, the village people, the fresh air etc.
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On rainy days, the rivers, pinnacles and the city itself are surrounded with mist. This is especially enchanting. At this time there are also several flower festivals, one favorite is the Cherry Blossom Festival.