Guilin’s Li River Selected as One of the World’s Most Beautiful National Parks by Forbes
Guilin’s Li River was selected as one of the world’s most beautiful national parks by Forbes on August 31, 2011. The list of the 12 most dazzling national parks to grace the globe was created with the help of adventure travel writer Matt Villano, and national parks expert Jack Ezon, president of luxury travel company Ovation Vacations. The right picture is Li River in the early morning.
On Forbes website, Guilin’s Li River (watch video) was described as following: “Located in southeastern China, this park (named Guilin Li River National Park) is renowned for its karsts, limestone cones, cylinders and hills with colorful names like “Elephant Trunk,” “Dragon Head” and “Five Fingers”; these have inspired countless Chinese poets and artists and even been depicted on the country’s paper currency. The best way to drink in this breathtaking scenery is to take a 30-mile boat trip along the Lijiang River (namely Li River), from Guilin to Yangshuo.” You can visit the following website to check the whole article: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eikg45fje/guilin-and-lijiang-river-national-park-china#.
Li River, running through Guilin City, has been selected as one of the world's top ten watery wonders by National Geographic last year (check out the news). Many distinguished guests had visited the beautiful Li River, including former US President Bill Clinton, former US President George Bush, and Bill Gates. See VIPs that visited Li River with China Highlights. You can join China Highlights' well designed Guilin tours or customize a tour to drink in the breathtaking scenery along Li River.
Elephant Trunk Hill in Li River: Travelers can take a boat to have a close encount to the Hill.
Image of the Li River is featured on the back of 20 yuan banknote. Check out our China Banknotes Tour, a tour covering all the sceneries printed on China's banknotes.