Guilin is a fairly safe place to visit.  Having said this, there are certain precautions that should be taken in order to ensure a smooth trip through the Guangxi Zhuang province of China.  Like always, common sense is the most important tool to be used in staying safe.

            Avoid walking alone at night (especially women).  This is a general recommendation for any unfamiliar area, but should be followed in Guilin as well.  If staying with a groumanp is not an option and walking is unavoidable, try to remain in lighted, public areas.

            There are certain diseases that can be dangerous to foreigners in Guilin.  Make sure to consult a doctor a few months before departing to ensure having received the proper vaccinations and immunizations. 

            Although street crime and petty theft are not major concerns in Guilin, they occasionally happen.  However, most of these situations can be avoided using a few simple rules.  Avoid carrying around large amounts of money or looking extremely flashy.  Drawing un-needed attention is never a good idea.  Lock all car doors and roll up windows when leaving valuables behind in a car.

            Although there are no foreign embassies located in Guilin, many countries have a location somewhere in China (most in Beijing).   For a complete list, including contact and location information, check out this Foreign Embassies List.