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Li River

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Introduction to Li River (漓江)

The Li River that flows from Guilin to Yangshuo is the most famous tourist attraction in Guilin. Boasting the No.1 Guilin Landscape among all the waters and mountains in the picturesque Guilin, Li River has been listed as one of the top ten watery wonders in the world. When traveling to Guilin, a Li River cruise will take you to enjoy the spectacular scenery of verdant mountains, towering karst peaks, water sights, grotesque rocks and caves along the river.

Li River is about 160 kilometers long and can be divided into three sections. The first section is from downtown Guilin to the Yellow Ox Gorge. There are towns, villages and pastoral scenes, which are also nice places to appreciate the fantastic mountains and waters. Moreover, there are various attractions in this section, such as the Elephant Trunk Hill, Forest of Odd-Shaped Peaks, Daxu Ancient Town, and the Yellow Ox Gorge.

The second section is from the Yellow Ox Gorge to the Water-Dropping Village. Various rock-like mountains are at the bank of the river. The main attractions are Wangfu Rock, Crown Cave, Half-side Ferry, Mural Hill and the Xingping Landscape.

You can enjoy many types of beautiful scenery in the third section which goes from the Water-Dropping Village to Yangshuo . The Li River in this section fully shows its verdant mountains, limpid waters, spectacular caves and exquisite stones.

When visiting Guilin, a Li River cruise is a must-do during the tour. Whether taking a cruise boat from Zhujiang Pier to Yangshuo, or rafting along the Li River, or hiking along the Li River, you will be captivated by the incredible landscapes along the Li River. The picturesque landscapes of the green mountains and steep cliffs, rolling hills, grotesque rocks and the crystal blue waters are just parts of attractions of the Li River, the beautiful rural scenery on the bank is also amazing. The daily scenes of the river with fisherman catching fish with their trusted Cormorants, water buffalo grazing on grass and ducks swimming in their group across the river, the pleasant and serenity of the scene will also bring great fun.

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Guilin, Guangxi

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Main Sights

Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Elephant Trunk Hill, Daxu Town, Xingping Ancient Town, Yellow Cloth Shoal, Pagoda Hill, Yellow Ox Gorge

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Travel Information

Opening Hours: 8:40AM-10:40PM (April-November), 8:40AM-9:40 PM (December-March)

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1.Taking a private coach from downtown Guilin to Lijiang Scenic Area, then take a cruise boat across the river.

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Travel Tips

1. Avoid visiting during school holidays and Golden Week in October as there will be large numbers of local tourists.

2. Best time to visit there is from April to October.

3. Recommended duration for a visit is1 day for the main sights and half a day to explore Guilin and Yangshuo.

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