|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Township-level divisions||5 towns
2 ethnic townships
|County seat||Lingui Town (临桂镇)|
|• Total||2,202 km2 (850 sq mi)|
|Elevation||162 m (531 ft)|
|• Density||200/km2 (530/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Lingui District (Chinese: 临桂区; pinyin: Línguì Qū) is a district administered by Guilin, Guangxi, China, and located midway between Guilin and Yangshuo. The district is mostly rural and hilly, marked by the same dramatic karst topography for which Guilin is famous. Tourist attractions include Snake World, Xiongsheng Tiger and Bear Village, and Crocodile Kingdom.
The district is also known as a center of luohan guo (Siraitia grosvenorii) production.
Olympic diver Li Ting is a native of Lingui County.
The Shiji and Hanshu state that around 104 BCE, the Han first built fortifications west of the district of Lingui and established the province of Jiuquan (in modern-day Gansu) to facilitate a safe route to the lands of the northwest along the Silk Road. As a result, more and more envoys were sent through this territory to Anxi, Yancai, Lixuan, Tiaozhi, and Shendu.
The county administers 8 towns, 1 township and 2 ethnic townships:
- Lingui Town (临桂镇), Liutang (六塘镇), Huixian (会仙镇), Liangjiang (两江镇), Wutong (五通镇), Sitang Town (四塘镇), Zhongyong Town (中庸镇), Nanbianshan Town (南边山镇),
- Chadong Township (茶洞乡)
- Hill, John E. (2009) Through the Jade Gate to Rome: A Study of the Silk Routes during the Later Han Dynasty, 1st to 2nd Centuries CE. BookSurge, Charleston, South Carolina. ISBN 978-1-4392-2134-1.
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