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Floods and Mudslides in China (Going to Guilin/Yangshuo)

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    Floods and Mudslides in China (Going to Guilin/Yangshuo)

    I have been planning on heading up to Guilin/Yangshuo in Guangxi province this weekend. I'm a bit concerned though about all the flooding and mudslides I've been reading about. It sounds like there have been many deaths, and not just on trains or buses either.

    I get the impression the worst is over, but I'm unable to find any real info on how this has affected the area. Does anyone know what state Guilin/Yangshuo areas are in? From what I've found online Yangshuo town floods pretty easy.

    Thanks

    Last edited by kryzlowski; 26-05-2010 at 11:55 PM.

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    The landslide was not near Guilin; it was in Jiangxi Province (although on the Guilin - Shanghai train line).

    Getting to Guilin / Yangshuo by train, bus or plane is no problem. I think it has been raining quite a lot recently, but this is good as it means river levels have gone up and the place looks greener. As long as it is sunny when you are there!

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    Here in Yangshuo the weather pretty nice - cloudy, not hot and dry.
    Last long rainy day was last week and it didn't affect water level.

    Country roads dry and easy to ride on.

    There is a flood chart on the wall near harbor. There you can see that serious floods occurs every 47-50 years. Last serious flood was in 2008


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    How long is the drive to guilin by train?


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    From Shenzhen should be 13 h. 30 min. It is an overnight train arrives in Guilin at 7:30 in the morning


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    what about those new bulletrains ? I heard to beijing its 10 hours and shenzhen 8 hours...that should make guilin like 4 hours :O is there a bullettrain to guilin?