The essence of Guilin's landscape lies in the scenery of Li River. Dubbed as the “best landscape in the world”, Guilin has appeared widely in elementary school textbooks. The two sides of the Li River have different mountains with different shapes. Among them, the most representative ones include the Nine Horse Mountain and the Yellow Cloth Shoal. The latter is featured on the back of the new 20 RMB notes. Visiting the Li River can be done by boat or bamboo rafts. The big boat is spacious but the bamboo raft is more exotic.
1. Lijiang experiences low tides from November to March every year, and due to these occurrences, there will be corresponding changes to the tour cruise routes.2. It is not advisable to go bamboo rafting during the high tide season of Lijiang.
Nine horses mountain scenic spot
Yellow Cloth Reflection
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Li River, one of China's most famous scenic areas, was listed as one of the world's top ten watery wonders by America NationalGeographic Ma－gazine.Originating in Mao'er Mountain in Xing'an county northeast of Guilin, the Li River winds its way southeast for about 437 km, passing th－rough Guilin, Yangshuo, Pingle, Zhaoping and finally meets Xi River in Wulin. It boasts the largest and most beau－tiful scenic area in China and attracts thousands of visitors each year.
The 83-km-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is like a masterpiece. The landscape is decorated with rolling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves, leisurely boats and is lined with bamboo. A poem says: "The river is a gr－een silk ribbon, and the hills are jade hair-pins".
Cruising on Li River is always a pleased thing. You can breathe the fresh air, feel gentle breeze and appreciate the fabulous landscape on both sides of Li River. In spring, tourists may stand on the front of a boat and let the mizzle falls onto their faces. It is really a wond－erful experience.
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The best way to appreciate the beautiful scenery of the karst landscape along the river is to take a Li River cruise. The boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo is one of the most popular activities in Guilin.
The cruise starts from a pier close to Guilin in the morning (at about 10am). The whole trip takes about 4 hours and reaches Yangshuo at 1.20pm. #urbanexplorer
The Li River, or Li Jiang, is in Guilin, in South China’s Guangxi Province. It is renowned as being one of “the world’s top 10 watery wonders” according to National Geographic. The Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo boasts the most beautiful scenery. Along the 86-kilometer waterway, you will see karst peaks, grazing water buffalo, farmers working in the fields, and traditional villages nestled at the bases of the hills. #nationalpark #urbanexplorer
Li river,which is scenic and known to run through Guilin has the most spectacular scenery I’ve seen. The river flowing through the mountain and reflections of the mighty mountains is beyond amazing!!
Our hotel travel agent,helped us book the bamboo speed raft which was near the hotel. It cost us 520 yuan for three people,and the boat had seats for 4 people. We opted for the hour trip (back and forth) and nicely asked the boat guy to stop at the end so that we can take pictures for 10 minutes. He was not so pleased with this but allowed us to do so hahah.
As we got off the old guy with the birds came along and wanted us to use his prompts. He charged us 50 yuan,though later one of the girls told us he overcharged ,it’s actually 10 yuan hahah (everything is negotiable around here).
The view will most definitely take your breath away!