Hailed as having the largest and most beautiful karst landscape, Li River meanders for about 102 miles, boasting incomparable scenes of lofty green peaks on both of its banks.The most essential part is about 52-mile (83-kilometer) from Guilin to Yangshuo which the cruise pass by. In fact, the best section of this part is between Yangdi Village and Xingping Town.
Best part of Li River
3-star cruise interior
Good to know:
- Since the lunch on the boat is a Chinese simple meal, many customers feedback for lunch is not satisfied. It is recommended to bring some snacks by yourself. The lunch fee is not included in cruise ticket.
On the deck
The hills on both sides of the river, with their eclectic shapes are truly favors from nature, and most of them are named after their extraordinary appearance. Just let your imagination fly! You will see the Elephant Trunk Hill, vividly resembling a giant elephant drinking water, Solitary Beauty Peak like a lonely goddess. The most magnificant one is Nine-Horse Fresco Hill, you can count how many horses on the "giant mural".
Nine-Horse Fresco Hill
Spiral Shell Hill
The most beautiful reflection can be seen on the Yellow Cloth Shoal, the scene printed on the note CNY 20. Many travelers come to Li River for this part due to the viewing on Chinese RMB. A large beige flagstone under the water surface looks like a piece of yellow cloth laid flat on the riverbed, that's why called Yellow Cloth Shoal. When the weather is fine, the reflection is so clear that you can hardly distinguish it from the real hill.
Landscape on Note CNY 20
Customers at the front of Yellow Cloth Shoal