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Guilin Climate: The best time to visit Guilin is between April and October. During this time, the area is at its most green. The most important thing to know about Guilin (and Yangshuo) weather is that it can get very hot, humid, and it rains A LOT! The average temperature for the year is 19.3 centigrade with a July average temperature of 28.3 degrees. The average rainfall for the year is 192.6 cm per month. Climbing peaks around Guilin and Yangshuo can get dangerous during or after a downpour. Pay attention to local weather reports and keep the weather in mind when making plans to climb local hills.

Location: located between 109 east longitude and 24 north latitude in the northeastern corner of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region; in the southwest of the Five Ridges and the west bank of Li River

Neighboring Areas: Yunnan, Guizhou, Hunan and Guangdong provinces

Physical Features: the typical Karst formation

Population: 1.34 million

Urban Population: 600,000

Area: 27,809 sq km

Nationalities: Zhuang, Yao, Hui, Miao, Han and Dong

History: founded during the Qin dynasty over 2,000 years ago, prospered in Tang and song, flourished in Ming and Qing; used to be the provincial capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

Average Temperature: 19C annually

Mountains: Diecai Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven-star Cave, Wave-subduing Hill, Lipu and Yaoshan Mountain

Rivers: Li River

Products: Shatian Pomelo, summer orange, fructus momordicae, gingko, moon persimmon, Lipu Tara, Sanhua Alcohol, pepper sauce, fermerted bean curd, Guilin Rice Noodle, water-chestnut, grain fish and dried bean milk cream in tight rolls

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