Yulin Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 玉林 (yù lín)
Area: 12,800 square kilometers (4,942 square miles)
Location: in the southeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southwestern China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Yuzhou, Fumian); 4 counties (Xingye, Rongxian, Luchuan, Bobai); 1 county-level city (Beiliu), 1 new district (Yudong)
Area Code: 0775
Zip Code: 547000
GDP (2019): CNY 167.98 billion (USD 24.348 billion)
Traditional Chinese Medicine Capital in Southern China
Yulin is seated in the southeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, at the boundary area between Guangxi and Guangdong. It is just adjacent to Qinzhou to the west, Beihai to the south, Guigang to the north and Wuzhou to the northeast. Yulin is the largest hometown of overseas Chinese in Guangxi, with more than 2 million overseas Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan compatriots. Yulin is very suitable for the growth of medicinal materials. So it has the only professional market of traditional Chinese medicinal in Guangxi, also the third market in China of traditional Chinese medicinal, selling thousands of kinds of medicine all year round. It takes about 2 - 3 days to visit Yulin as there are so many scenic spots to see ranging from historical sites to forest parks and mountains. The most famous spots include Zhenwu Pavilion, one of the four famous towers in South China, Guifei (one of the four beauties in history) Garden and the Duqiao Mountain, a famous religious site.
Yulin Attractions - Things to Do
Yuntian Folk Customs & Culture World: Entering the 30-meter-tall (98-feet-tall) arch gate in Jiangbin Road, city downtown, visitors come into a cultural town. The folk customs and culture world includes sculpture exhibition hall, folk-custom culture museum and national treasure exhibition area that well display unique Chinese culture.
How to Get to/around Yulin
Yulin Railway Station operates the normal speed trains to/from Beijing, Nanning, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Jinan, Guangzhou, Guilin, etc.
Yulin Central Bus Station in Dabei Road offers passenger transport service to nearby towns and also long-distance buses to Nanning, Liuzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Xiamen, etc.
When to Go: the whole year round
Yulin Travel Tips
History: In remote ages, this area was inhabited by several Chinese ancient ethnic minorities and put under administration of the central government in Qin Dynasty (221BC-206BC). Yulin Shire was established in Han. In the following thousands of years, Yulin was set up as a prefecture and later it became a city in 1983.
Physical Features: Within the territory of the city, hills occupy the major part of its domain crisscrossed with mountains, valleys, terraces and plains. Furthermore, the city has a vast forest covered area.
Special Local Products: longan pulp, Yulin beef (Niu Ba), jack-fruit (scientific name for Artocarpus hetemphyllus Lam)