Yulin Travel Guide

Yulin Map

Yulin Facts

Chinese Name: 玉林 (yù lín)
Population: 5,980,000
Area: 12,839 square kilometers (4,957 square miles)
Nationalities: Han

Administrative Division: 1 district (Yuzhou); 4 counties (Xingye, Rongxian, Luchuan, Bobai); 1 county-level city (Beiliu)

Location: Yulin is seated in southeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, at the boundary area between Guangxi and Guangdong. The capital city of the province, Nanning, is just adjacent to it in the west. Relying on its advantaged location, it is always the communication center of southeastern Guangxi.

Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0775-2817339
Weather Forecast: 121
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Bank of China Advisory Services: 0775-2650900, 2650901, 2650902

Yulin Attractions - Things to Do

 Rongxian: Visiting Yulin, Rongxian County is a must go destination. The county is located in the northeast of downtown, famous for the Zhenwu Pavilion, Guifei (one of the four beauties in history) Garden and the Duqiao Mountain. In virtue of the ingenious structure, Zhenwu Pavilion, the three-storeyed wooden building constructed in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), is listed among the four famous towers in South China. The Duqiao Mountain is a famous religious site in Yulin combining numerous religious sights and natural sceneries, including peaks, caves, valleys and narrow paths.

 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 around Yulin

Yulin central bus station in Dabei Road offers passenger transport service to Nanning and the whole journey will cost about three hours and a half.


Yulin is situated south of the Tropic of Cancer. Enjoying a typical subtropical monsoon climate at a relatively low altitude, the city has moderate weather with an annual average temperature of 21C (70F), and its average rainfall of a year can reach 1650 millimeters (65 inches).

 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)

- Last modified on Jun. 05, 2019 -
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