Yulin (Guangxi) Overview

Basic Information

  • Chinese Name: 玉林
  • Administrative Category: Prefecture-level City
  • Location: Southeast of Guangxi
  • Area: About 12,000 square kilometers
  • Population: 7,107,300 by the end of 2015

Administrative Division

As of 2017, Yulin has jurisdiction over 2 districts, 4 counties, 1 county-level city and 119 townships. The Municipal People's Government is located in No. 1 Yudong Avenue, Yuzhou District.


Yulin is located in the southeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region with the Yulin People's Government seated here. There is 190 kilometers from its west to Nanning, the capital of the Region. It has a total area of 12,838 square kilometers, accounting for the 5.42% of the area of Guangxi and ranking eighth among the prefecture-level cities. There has mountainous areas, hills, valleys, terraces and plains distributing in its area, especially hills and terraces are more extensive.


Since ancient times, Yulin has the reputation of “fine jade in Lingnan, wonderful sceneries as forests”. Yulin is located to the south of the Tropic of Cancer. It belongs to the subtropical zone and its climate is mainly subtropical monsoon climate. 

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Best Time to Go

Summer and autumn are the best time to visit Yulin, because the litchi and pomelo matures respectively, you can both enjoy the beautiful scenery and taste the fresh fruit at the same time. But owing to its typical subtropical monsoon climate, Yulin has the moderate climate with the annual average temperature of 22 celsius degrees. So it is suitable for tourism in its four seasons.

Things to Do

As the "China's Excellent Tourist City", Yulin has more than 120 places of interest, including the charming scenery of southern China and the fanciful ancient and modern architectures. Here, you can visit a place excavated the world's biggest bronze drum-the Copper & Stone Ridge Scenic Area in Beiliu; Asia's first natural bridge-the Fairy Bridge; one of four great pavilions of China-Zhenwu Pavillion on the Jinglue Platform in Rong County, etc.

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  • By Air

    Yulin airport hasn't finished yet, but Zhanjiang Airport has office in Yulin. There also has direct bus from Yulin to Zhanjiang Airport, needing only 2 hours.

  • By Train

    It is convenient to Yulin by railway. Litang(Guangxi)-Zhanjiang(Guangdong) railway passes through Yulin, which connects it with the national railway network.

  • By Long-distance Bus

    There has built many highways to Guangzhou, Beihai, etc. and high-level roads connecting the neighboring cities, which is easy to be here.

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History & Culture

Yulin is a cultural city with a history of more than 2,000 years. It is always as a big city and a jade in the southeast China since ancient times with plenty of beautiful scenery. It is greatly affected by ancient South Yue indigenous culture, central plains culture, river culture, marine culture and Wu Yue culture in the process of its development. Through continuous exchanges and integration, it is formed the unique Yulin culture, which adds a magnificent chapter to the Chinese nation's culture.


Yulin has always been the important commodity trade center and commodity distributing center in the southeast of Guangxi since ancient times. Since the founding of the People's Republic of China, especially depending on the reform and opening up, Yulin has witnessed the rapid development in its industries, starting from scratch and from small to large. Relying on the advantages of local resources, Yulin has formed its unique industrial formation with strong technical force and Yulin characteristics, establishing the industry system based mainly on the machinery, building materials, ceramics, food, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, cigarettes.


Yulin is an ancient city with a history of more than two thousand years. It is a beautiful place with beautiful scenery and treasures. The climate here is mild. Since ancient times, Yulin has no the chaos of war, and there is no drought or flood. There are many festivals, which are characterized by the unique cultural colors.

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Relying on its moderate climate and abundant rainfalls, Yulin is an important place of producing tropical fruit, such as litchi, longan, Shatian pomelo, pineapple, etc. Besides these food, there are also some delicious food, such as Xiang Pig, San-Huang Chicken, Dried Beef Rice Noodle and so on.

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