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Would there be a mosquito problem in September on a Li river cruise and staying in the rice terraces?

My husband is extremely attractive to the little beasts and needs to know how much protection he need.

We are also finding advice on Malaria confusing. Should we be taking precautiona in that area a t that time?

Please can someone advise.

Also what will the temperature be? Cooler evenings?

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1. Re: Mosquitos

Will be mosquitoes and they will be biting so have plenty of protection.

Malaria is not a problem in Guilin / Yangshuo.

Mid 20s+ temp during the day.

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2. Re: Mosquitos

There are not too many mosquito at that two places.

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I actually was bitten a fair amount (July). Take mosquito spray and after-bite. I was given anti-Malaria medication by my travel clinic. I'd look into it.

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We were at all of these places you mentioned in May and there were mosquitos. I am like your hubby...if I'm in a group of people, I will get bitten 20 times and no one else will even see a mosquito!

You want to know where the most mosquitos were in Guilin??? In the AIRPORT! Here is the problem with that...repellent is a bottle of liquid, so you can't carry it on, so while we waited for our checked bags to come around the carousel, I got bitten a few times. My advice is to bring spray repellent, but also bring some of those pre-packaged repellent cloths that are like a handi-wipe. You can carry those on and that way you have something you can use right away upon landing.

In the rice terraces, we saw tons of small flies but no mosquitos, but that could change with the season. On the Li river cruise, we didn't see any bugs at all. But, the boat is in the middle of the river, moving at a decent pace, and the rushing wind helps keep the bugs away. I'm sure if you sat on the shore for a while it would be different.

I can't help with malaria...I'd ask a dr just to be safe, but we were told we didn't need precautionary medication in those areas in May.

As long as you have a few forms of repellent, you should be fine. Our dr recommended the "deep woods" kind which is 20 or 25% DEET.

In terms of temperature, May is like September and it was in the 80s or 90s, but it's the humidity that will get you. I hate heat and humidity, but after a few hours you just kind of get used to it and that's that. The evenings did cool off, because it rained a lot in the evenings. But, it's still warm, and still humid. However, this area was our favorite part of China by far and I think you will really enjoy all of the places you will visit.

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I think it all has been said about mosquitos but there is on other thing I would bring and that is a good sunscreen and sunglasses. Most western people who visit the area do not lead an outdoor life or come from more temperate climate and so their skin is not conditioned to being outdoors anywhere from 4 to 8 hours a day.

If you want to see a very good slideshow on the area contact Lilly Lu a local Yangshuo guide on lulilly12@hotmail.com

Happy Trails

Lucky Aussie

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6. Re: Mosquitos

Thanks everyone for your help.

We will be in Guilin from Sept 20th and I will let you all know how we fared.

Really looking forward to the trip

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