Originating in Cat Mountain in Xin'an county northeast of Guilin, the Li River winds its way southeast for about 437 km, passing through Guilin, Yangshuo, Pingle, Zhaoping and finally meets Xi River in Wulin. It boasts the largest and most beautiful scenic area in China and attracts thousands of visitors each year.
The 83-km-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is like an artist's 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 green silk ribbon, and the hills are jade hair-pins".
Mostly the cruise starts from Zhujiang Wharf. It is about 40 minutes' drive from Guilin city. and then 4 to 5 hours' cruise will take you to a beautiful and sedate ancient city - Yangshuo.
The length of Li River is 437 kilometers among which the 83-kilometer section between Guilin and Yangshuo is the most beautiful section. It enjoys a reputation of Gallery on River.
Chinese Pinyin: LÃƒÂ JiÃ„Âng
Origination: Cat Mountain, Guilin
Length: 437 kilometers
Location: Li River is located at east of Guangxi Autonomous Region.
Facts: Cruising on Li River is enjoyable no matter what the weather is like. During sunny days, tourists can see the inverted reflection of the hills on both sides in water clearly. During cloudy days, the hills are surrounded by mist and tourists may feel they are cruising in paradise. And during rainy days, the drizzle is like a piece of voile which covers on the hills and river and tourists may feel it is too poetic too step down the cruising ship.