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Guilin Li River Cruise

Li River is one of the most famous attractions in Guilin. Therefore, cruise along Li River is the must-doing activity while traveling to Guilin. Cruising on this river, you will harvest many fantastic pictures of the Guilin tour. No matter from any angle to take photos with the landscape, you will be satisfied with the splendid scenery in the pictures.

Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo

The highlight of the Guilin tour is to experience the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. Going downstream in a tourist boat, one can enjoy spectacular views of crowded towering peaks along the riverbanks, waterfalls suspending over forests of rocks, and their crashing sprays upon jutting rocks. What one marvels at most is the Picture Cliff.
Cruise in Li River
Cruise along Li River

This cruise starts from Mopanshan Pier ( for domestic tourists) or Zhujiang Pier (for overseas tourists) from Guilin to Yangshuo. It starts from 09:00 or 0930 from Guilin and takes around 4.5 hours on board. As the highlight route of Li River Cruise, it will bring tourists to enjoy the unparalleled natural view with hills, waters, bamboo on the bank of Li River, blue sky and white cloud as well the local peoples, which make the tourists on board feel that you are walking in a landscape painting. If you hope to enjoy the overall scenery, this route can be your first choice.
Cruise in Li River
Cruise along Li River

Highlight along Li River

•Crown Cave
--- It is the 1st highlight for Li River cruise to Yangshuo. It is located at Caoping Town, 29 km from Guilin downtown. It is in the middle of Li River. With marvelous natural view, it is regarded as the Pearl of Li River. It is the only developed scenic spots on this cruise route. 

•Tongzi(Child) Worship Avaloketesvara--- With the cruise, tourist will see many peaks along Li River. One spot the cruise guide will introduce to you is called Tongzi Worshi Avaloketesyara. You will find one peak look like Avaloketesyara. There is another small hill in front of it. It looks like that a child is lowering his head and worshiping avalolketesyara. In Guilin, no matter you visit a cave or see the natural view, you will need to give full play to the imagination, which will bring you a lot of fun. 
reflection-of-yellow-cloth-shoa
Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoa

•Nine Horses Painted Hill---It is famous for the nine horses painted by the nature. In this 400-meter-high and 200-meter-wide hill, there are nine horses on the cliff which is regarded as a painting screen. Horses in this screen are in different postures. Some are running joyfully, some are standing and shouting to the sky, while some are walking leisurely to find food. Ancient poets would like to describe this scene as a work made by the god in his drunken time.

•Reflection of Yellow Cloth Bund--- there is a sentence says, the essential beautiful section of Li river is the reflection in the river, while the most beautiful reflection is the part in Yellow Cloth Bund.

Type Cruise Boat
                                      
Zhujiang-Yangshuo: 1. Deluxe Boat. Without lunch. If lunch is requested, extra fee need to pay.
                                 2. Environmental Protection Boat. Free buffet Chinese lunch on board.
Mopanshan-Yangshuo: 1.Ordinary Air-Conditioning Boat Free simple Chinese lunch box.

Li River Highlight Cruise by Bamboo Raft (Xingping- Nine Horses Painted Hill)

Cruise Part:
Xingping Pier – Nine Horses Painted Hill
Duration: about 1.5 hours
Route: Pier in Xingping Ancient Town - Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal - Nine Horses Painted Hill – Back to Xingping Pier
Distance: about 5.5 km waterway between Xingping Pier and Painted Hill

Highlights

•Xingping – Painted Hill
part boasts the highlights of Li River Cruise. And this bamboo raft cruise line ensures tourists have more time to appreciate this part.

Firstly, travelers will get to the Xingping Ancient Town which may drive about 3 hours from Guilin City.
Xingping Ancient Town--- An ancient town welcomed the former residence Cliton in 1998. In 1998 July, the former president Clinton had been visited this ancient village when in his Li River cruise. After this experience, Xingping became more popular with foreign travelers. Following the footprint of former president, the extremely beautiful hills and rivers will lead visitors enter into a fantastic world.
bamboo rafting
Li River Cruise

Get on the raft (4 persons share a raft) in the pier, just few minutes after starting sailing; travelers will see the world famous scene – the Yellow Cloth Shoal. The reflection and the famous 20 Yuan RMB picture make Yellow Cloth Shoal worth a visit.

•Scenery printed on 20 Yuan RMB---e hill printed on the 20 Yuan RMB is called Yuan Bao Hill. In Chinese, “yuan bao” means money. And the shape of this hill is also looked like “yuan bao” which was only used in the ancient time.

After a while on cruising, it also passes the Reflection of Yellow Cloth Bun. Then travelers will get to a small islet. And tourists can take pictures with the Nine Horses Painted Hill on this islet.
scenery of 20 RMB
Scenery of 20 RMB

•Nine Horses Painted Hill---It is famous for the nine horses painted by the nature. In this 400-meter-high and 200-meter-wide hill, there are nine horses on the cliff which is regarded as a painting screen. Horses in this screen are in different postures. Some are running joyfully, some are standing and shouting to the sky, while some are walking leisurely to find food. Ancient poets would like to describe this scene as a work made by the god in his drunken time.

When finishing seeing Painted Hill, travelers will get back to Xingping Pier.

Li River Downstream Cruise (Yangshuo-Puyi)

This route is suitable for tourists who visit to Yangshuo, but not go to Guilin to take a Li River Cruise from Yangshuo Shuidongmen Pier to Puyi Village and back. It will go through Fuli Town and tourist could enjoy the downstream Li River view. The duration of this cruise is around 3 house. This cruise route will cover Green Lotus Peak, Xiucaikanbang (scholar watching ranking of national exam), Shutong Hill as well as other attractions.
Li River
Li River

Guilin City Tour along Li River by Cruise Boat (Longchuanping-Mulongdong)

This route focuses on the Li River in Guilin downtown. It combines Li River Cruise and the attractions in the city. It starts from Longchuanping Pier and upstream to Mulongdong Pier. Tourists will enjoy the sightseeing along Li River. It will pass below attractions: Douji Hill, Tashan Hill, Chuanshan Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill, Liberation Bridge, Fubo Hill. This cruise lasts for around 1 hour.


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