Guilin’s balance of vibrant, modern city and surrounding countryside creates the ideal setting to pursue Chinese fluency. Guilin features gyms, yoga studios, department stores, universities, countless restaurants, upbeat nightlife, great public transportation networks, an international airport, three bullet train stations, and much more. The community here is friendly and welcoming.
Guilin maintains China’s rich traditional culture while also enjoying the comforts brought on by China’s rapid modernization.
Guilin is an ideal Mandarin learning environment because:
The proverb 桂林山水甲天下 (Guìlín shānshuǐ jiǎtiānxià) proclaims that “Guilin’s scenery is the most beautiful under heaven,” and rightly so. Surrounded by picturesque limestone mountains, the bustling city is comfortably located along China’s famous Li River in the gorgeous province of Guangxi. Guilin’s natural landscape has proven so charming throughout history that it is even celebrated on the back of China’s twenty-yuan bill.
Guìlín 桂林 literally means “Osmanthus Forest” due its high number of osmanthus trees. Their sweet fragrance graces Guilin each autumn, adding to this wonderful city’s mystique and allure.
Your home at CLI presents you with countless opportunities to discover China. A breathtaking natural landscape presents a hiker’s paradise, an array of restaurants and bars provide an exciting social scene, and CLI’s language learning community delivers countless chances to practice and engage. Guilin is a wonderful place to dedicate yourself to learning Chinese.