1. What is the weather like in Guilin and when is the best time to come?
Guilin is located in the northeast of Guangxi Province , a subtropical monsoon zone with a warm and moist climate, which is moderate all year round. with four distinct seasons. It very rarely gets below freezing, but it is usually rainy, which makes it feel colder than it is. Summers are also hot and humid sometimes. The weather is very comfortable during the spring and fall. No one can really tell you when it is the best season to visit Guilin. Because you can see different views in different seasons.
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2. What should I bring while traveling to Guilin?
There is nothing really special worth recommending. Guilin is a modern tourist city and you can easily buy almost all things there. But prepare the basic things can save your time on shopping in your journey. Comfortable shoes are necessary you travel. In Guilin you will surely be doing a lot of walking, so comfortable shoes are a must. Sun-glasses is recommended in Summer days, as well as carrying bottled water with you. You’d better bring an umbrella during rainy season in Guilin, where is located in a subtropical zone and it rains a lot during April and May. Pest control water or Anti-mosquito product is also worth recommending. And please do not forget your camera, film and batteries.
3. Is it easy to find a Muslim restaurant in Guilin?
Yes, if you inquire this question before you go, we will help you to find a Muslim restaurant or arrange you to go to the Muslim restaurant. Muslims are minorities in Guilin. There are several Islamic Restaurants in Guilin. Sometimes, even it is difficult for a Chinese Muslim to find one.
4. What kind of vehicles is available for getting around in Guilin?
In Guilin, there are many options for getting around, such as taxis, buses, minibuses and of course you can rent a car. There are also some bicycles for rent in a star hotel..
5. What are accommodations like in Guilin?
Tourist business is well developed in Guilin and there are lots of hotels and hostels to meet tourist’s requirements. Guilin has many star-rated hotels. In some remote areas like in Longsheng county and villages in Yangshuo, star-rated hotels are not available, but staying in a local minority house and witnessing their hospitality is a wonderful and unforgettable experience.
6. What cuisine options are there in Guilin?
Are there other options besides only local foods? The answer is YES. The cuisine available in Guilin is quite diverse. The local food in Guilin has an almost endless variety, and is far more delicious than anything you can find in a "Chinese" restaurant in the west. We are certain you will love it. You can also find Japanese food, Korean food and many western restaurants in Guilin as well as fast food restaurants such as McDonalds, Pizza Hut, and KFC.
7. What are the currency and the ATM system in Guilin like?
Foreign currencies cannot be used directly in Guilin, but you can exchange your money at the many Bank of China outlets. The Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, The Agricultural Bank of China, The Construction Bank of China and local City Commercial Bank can also do the exchange. Most major star-rated hotels in Guilin accept major credit card payment. It is easily to find an ATM in downtown area.
8. Will there be problems with the language barrier?
Yes language barrier is always a problem that visitors should prepare to face and solve. If you join into a group you will have an English-speaking tour guide, and most of the staff in the star rated hotels can speak English. But their English is sometimes limited with in the scope of their jobs only.