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Time Difference PDF Print E-mail

Time Zone of China

Geographically, China covers five time zones (Zhongyuan Time Zone, Longshu Time Zone, Tibet Time Zone, Kunlun Time Zone and Changbai Time Zone). However, the standard times used in Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Province are the same, for they are all in the same time zone (UTC+8), 8 hours ahead of the Universal Time Coordinated.

Beijing Time (GMT+8)

For the unity, the whole China adopts Beijing Time as its standard time, which is also in the time zone (GMT+8). Beijing Time is worked out and released from the National Time Service Center, Pucheng County, Shaanxi Province, which is geographically almost the center of China. Unlike western countries, China now does not follow the daylight saving time. For the current local times, please refer to the The World Clock.

Business Hours & Holidays PDF Print E-mail

Regular Business Hours:

Cheque, Currency Exchange, Banking & ATM PDF Print E-mail

Electricity & Voltage PDF Print E-mail

The standard voltage in Guilin(China) is 220 volts.

The outlet has two or three slots.

If you do not have a multi-voltage travel adapter, you can borrow one from your hotel’s front desk. If you want to buy one, you can do so at underground market on Shizi Jie or small shops anywhere.

Phone & Internet PDF Print E-mail

Mobile reception is everywhere; there is every few telephone booth remaining. Convenience stands or stores still offer public phone service.

Postal Services PDF Print E-mail

Postal charges for both domestic and international mail, including letters, postcards, and parcels, are based on weight (grams).

How to Mail a Letter

1. Buy an envelope: You can buy envelopes at any post office or stationery shop. An envelope is around 0.5RMB.

Maps PDF Print E-mail

Local maps at most shops in Guilin and Yangshuo for approximately 5RMB, or you can check the digital maps below on our website.

Useful Phone Numbers PDF Print E-mail

In case of an emergency, you will find these phones very useful.

Hospitals PDF Print E-mail

There are many hospitals and clinics in Guilin.

The People's Hospital of Guilin

Located in the city center, this hospital has gained high fame for international service. It is the appointed hospital of International SOS Pty Ltd in Guilin. The doctors speak English.

What to Wear? PDF Print E-mail

Raining is common in Guilin, so bring your umbrella. We alWe also recommend you bring some standing medicines, such as cold medicine and anti-diarrheal.

Different seasons brings with it different weather patterns:

Spring: is the rainy season, you take your umbrella and wear the waterproof shoes. It still might be cold, so please take a extra warm clothes

Children Discount PDF Print E-mail

Children below 1.1m(3.6 feet) and 12 years old is free to enter any parks and take public bus in Guilin. Children between 1.1m-1.4m(4.6 feet) can enjoy about 50% discount for some relevant paid programs.

Useful Chinese Phrases PDF Print E-mail

English - Chinese characters - Pinyin


Good morning.早安. Zao’an.

Good evening. 晚上好. Wanshang hao.

Good night. 晚安. Wan’an.

Goodbye. 再见. Zaijian.


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