The Li River scenic area in Guilin is the largest and most beautiful Karst Resort in the world. Guilin features green mountains, beautiful rivers and unique caves. There are a lot of scenic spots in Guilin and a Cruise on the Li River definitely is one of the top attractions. The Li River originates in the Mao'er Mountains in Xing'an County and flows in the general southern direction through Guilin, Yangshuo and Pingle. The scenery along the Li River has become one of China’s top tourist destinations. The Cruise departs from Guilin and finally arrives in Yangshuo. Along the river one can see gorgeous Kast peak, blue sky and an idyllic surrounding. Even the picture on the 20 Yuan note can be seen in real at one point of the cruise.
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Best Time to visit Lijiang River
Ferries are available only at 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.
The prime time to visit Lijiang River is from April to October. However, avoid the May Day Holiday (1st-3rd May) and National Day Holiday (1st – 7th October) for these are peak tourist seasons for domestic visitors. The River could be crowded and the price slightly raised.
Lijiang River Best Routes
A two-day or longer visit is recommended.
Day 1: (Guilin)
Longchuanping Dock----Mulong Cave by raft----aquatic tour to Elephant Trunk Hill, Piled Silk Hill, Cockfight Mountain, Seven-Star Mountain etc. ----Prince City attraction
Day 2: (Yangshuo)
Xingping fishing village (Clinton delivered an environmental protection speech here in 1997)----tour on Lijiang River----Butterfly Spring----Silver Cave.
Lijiang River Tickets
Peak season: 210 Yuan
Off season: 190 Yuan
Additional sightseeing section of Lijiang River: 70 Yuan
How to get to Lijiang River
To take a ferry:
Domestic visitors: Mopanshan Dock
Foreign visitors: Zhujiang Dock
Domestic and foreign visitors (during dry season): Yangdi Dock
Hotels surrounding Li River Cruise
Longhuai, Lipu County, Guilin
- It is no doubt highlight of our china tour. The boat was very comfortable. The dock is 20 minutes driving from downtown Guilin. We set off from dock at 10:00 and get to Yangshuo about 1 pm. Lunch serv...Read More