Yangshuo County
阳朔县
Yangso
Aerial view of Yangshuo from across the Li River
Aerial view of Yangshuo from across the Li River
Yangshuo is located in Guangxi
Yangshuo
Yangshuo
Location of the seat in Guangxi
Coordinates: 24°47′N 110°30′E / 24.783°N 110.500°E / 24.783; 110.500
CountryChina
Autonomous regionGuangxi
Prefecture-level cityGuilin
County seatYangshuo Town
Area
 • Total1,428 km2 (551 sq mi)
Population
 • Total3,000,000
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
541900
Area code0773
Websitewww.yangshuo.gov.cn

Yangshuo County (simplified Chinese: 阳朔县; traditional Chinese: 陽朔; pinyin: Yángshuò Xiàn) is a county under the jurisdiction of Guilin City, in the northeast of Guangxi, China. Its seat is located in Yangshuo Town. Surrounded by karst peaks and bordered on one side by the Li River, it is served by bus and by boat from nearby Guilin.

History

View of Li River from Yangshuo. Karst peaks are visible in the background.

In the 1980s, the county became popular with foreign visitors engaging in backpacker tourism, and organized tours began by the late 1990s. At the time, domestic tourists represented only a small fraction of the county's visitors, but they outnumbered foreign tourists by 2005. Today, the county is a resort destination for both domestic and foreign travelers.

The history of West Street dates back over 1,400 years ago.[citation needed] Since the street is popular with locals and foreigners alike, signs are written in both Chinese and English. Because of the relatively high number of foreign visitors, many locals speak some English, unlike most Chinese towns of its size.[1]

The Yangshuo region has numerous locations for climbing, and they are accessible by bicycle, public bus, or taxi van. The most famous of these crags is Moon Hill, which has several lines graded 5.13 in the Yosemite scale. Other crags of note include Low Mountain, Twin Gates, Baby Frog, the Egg, Bamboo Grove, and Wine Bottle Cliff.

Administrative divisions

Yangshuo County is divided into 6 towns and 3 townships:[2]

Towns
Townships

Climate

Climate data for Yangshuo (1991–2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 13.1
(55.6)
15.6
(60.1)
18.7
(65.7)
24.6
(76.3)
28.8
(83.8)
31.2
(88.2)
33.4
(92.1)
33.5
(92.3)
31.5
(88.7)
27.4
(81.3)
22.0
(71.6)
16.2
(61.2)
24.7
(76.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.1
(48.4)
11.5
(52.7)
14.6
(58.3)
20.1
(68.2)
24.0
(75.2)
26.6
(79.9)
28.2
(82.8)
28.0
(82.4)
26.0
(78.8)
21.8
(71.2)
16.5
(61.7)
11.1
(52.0)
19.8
(67.6)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
8.8
(47.8)
12.0
(53.6)
17.0
(62.6)
20.9
(69.6)
23.7
(74.7)
24.8
(76.6)
24.5
(76.1)
22.3
(72.1)
17.9
(64.2)
12.9
(55.2)
7.9
(46.2)
16.6
(61.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 75.0
(2.95)
71.7
(2.82)
131.2
(5.17)
192.2
(7.57)
264.7
(10.42)
302.8
(11.92)
181.9
(7.16)
151.4
(5.96)
63.0
(2.48)
58.6
(2.31)
65.8
(2.59)
53.9
(2.12)
1,612.2
(63.47)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 13.1 13.1 18.1 16.8 17.7 18.8 15.9 14.1 8.5 6.7 8.4 9.2 160.4
Average snowy days 0.3 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.6
Average relative humidity (%) 77 78 83 83 83 85 81 80 76 72 73 72 79
Mean monthly sunshine hours 59.2 52.4 48.2 77.1 113.4 123.7 187.5 189.7 167.2 154.2 122.1 103.6 1,398.3
Percent possible sunshine 18 16 13 20 27 30 45 48 46 43 37 32 31
Source: China Meteorological Administration[3][4]

Landmarks

Li River in Yangshuo

See also

Sister cities

Yangshuo has city partnerships with the following cities and/or regions:

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "West Street" ChinaTour.Net Accessed 2014-12-4 [dead link]
  2. ^ 2023年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:阳朔县 (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of China.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 21 September 2023.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 21 September 2023.