Situated in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin has always been famous for its scenery and culture.
Guilin is a karst basin surrounded by mountains. The Li River flows through Guilin from north to south. It has a subtropical monsoon climate with an annual temperature of 19C, and 310 frost-free days. Annual rainfall averages 1,926 millimeters.
Guilin is the most beautiful sightseeing area in China. Every year a great number of tourists visit Guilin. The Li River scenic area is very famous for it charming scenery.
The city is well- known both at home and abroad for its five wonderful characteristics: green hills, clear waters, fantastic caves, spectacular rocks and sweet scent of osmanthus.
The clear Li River is like a green jade ribbon floating among thousands of green hills. From Guilin to Yangshuo the Li River traverses 83 kilometres. The either bank of the river affords the most beautiful scendry as a long art gallery with rich natural in poetic and picture。