Lingui District

Coordinates: 25°12′N 110°12′E / 25.200°N 110.200°E / 25.200; 110.200
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Coordinates: 25°12′N 110°12′E / 25.200°N 110.200°E / 25.200; 110.200
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityGuilin
Township-level divisions5 towns
4 townships
2 ethnic townships
County seatLingui Town (临桂镇)
 • Total2,202 km2 (850 sq mi)
162 m (531 ft)
 • Total450,000
 • Density200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code

Lingui District (Chinese: 临桂区; pinyin: Línguì Qū) is the county seat and 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.


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.[1] As a result, more and more envoys were sent through this territory to Anxi, Yancai, Lixuan, Tiaozhi, and Shendu.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district administers 8 towns, 1 township and 2 ethnic townships:[2]



Ethnic Townships: Wantian Yao Ethnic Township (宛田瑶族乡), Huangsha Yao Ethnic Township (黄沙瑶族乡)


  1. ^ Hill (2009), p. 64.
  2. ^ 2016年临桂区区域规划 (in Chinese). Lingui District Government. Retrieved 2016-11-30.


  • 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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