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Guilin Li River Cruise

Li River is one of the most famous and classical attractions in Guilin. Therefore, taking a cruise along Li River is the must-doing activity while traveling to Guilin. Old Chinese poems singing praise its beauty: "He who travels in Guilin hills finds himself in a fairyland", and "He who sails along the Li River finds himself boating in a sweet dream."

The highlight of the Guilin tour is to experience the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. Going downstream in a tourist boat, tourists can enjoy spectacular views of towering peaks along the riverbanks, waterfalls suspending over cliffs, and white cloud reflected on the water etc .

Cruise in Li River
Li River Cruise

Li River cruise starts from Guilin Mopanshan Pier ( 4 Star Cruise) or Zhujiang Pier (3 Star Cruise) to Yangshuo Longtoushan Pier at 09:00 or 09:30 and takes about 4- 4.5 hours on board. The sailing hour depends on the river water volume. As the highlight route of Li River Cruise, it will bring tourists to enjoy the unparalleled natural scenery with hills, river, bamboo forests on the River bank, blue sky and white cloud as well the local residential buildings, which make the tourists on board feel that you are walking in a Karst landscape painting. If you hope to enjoy the overall scenery of Li River, Li River Cruise route would be your first choice.

Li River Highlights

•Crown Cave--- It is the 1st highlight along the Li River Cruise route which is located at Caoping Town, 29 km from Guilin downtown. With marvelous natural view, Crown Cave is regarded as the Pearl of Li River and  the only developed scenic spot on the cruise route. 

•Tongzi(Child) Worship Avaloketesvara--- Looked from a distance, the higher peak is like an avalolketesyara clasped her palms together and sat on the futon, while the lower peak looks like a child is lowering his head and worshiping avalolketesyara.

•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 look for 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--- Reflection of Yellow Cloth Bund is one of the most classical sections where you will see the Karst mountains and white clound reflected in the river and it is the most beautiful reflection parts in Li River.

Li River Cruise Boat

Cruise Type Departure Pier Arrival Pier Seats Type Meals
3 Star Cruise Mopanshan Pier Longtoushan Pier Upper Deck/ First Deck Chinese Meal Box
4 Star Cruise Zhujiang Pier Longtoushan Pier VIP Deck/Upper Deck/First Deck Buffet Lunch


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