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Li River Cruise

Li River cruise – one of the best ways to see China’s impressive landscapes

Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is one of the most famous journeys in the world. Choosing this cruise would highlight your trip to China by showing you the impressive landscapes that the region boasts. The river journey is supposed to be 4-6 hours (depending on the weather conditions) and is more than 52 miles long. A reverse cruise upstream from Yangshou to Yangdi was introduced this year. Choosing this new option would enable you to shorten the time of the cruise by approximately 2-3 hours.

This journey would allow you to see peaks and villages with interesting names along the river while listening to the tour guides narrating stories about various famous places. The most spectacular part of the journey is between Yangdi and Xingping providing you with beautiful memories that can be cherished forever.

It is essential that you enquire about the boat thoroughly and ask for photos prior to paying for the boat. There are plenty of options to pick from so you would want to be sure about whether or not your expectations are being met. The boats vary from luxury cruises to Bamboo Boats with none of them being allowed to carry passengers on their way back to Guilin. You could be sitting in the comfort of your cabin or alternatively enjoying the outdoors depending on your budget and preferences. Be sure to bring a camera along because the sceneries are said to be photographers’ dream. When the cruise ends in Yangshou, you should be prepared to walk to the famous Wall Street since the wonderful hotels, cafes and restaurants there would allow you to explore the life in China. This little county of Yangshou is also a good place for hiking, cycling or walking.

Li River Cruise Map

Facts about Li River Cruise

  • A number of celebrities come to Guilin for sightseeing.
  • The Li River used to be a part of a highly important waterway connecting the Yangtze Valley with the Pearl River Delta.
  • The Li River gives life to the whole of Guilin with all the greenery and hills surrounding the river.
  • America’s National Geographic magazine selected Li River to be one of the world’s top 10 watery wonders.
  •  Guilin, the city where Li River is situated has a history longer than 2000 years.

Where is Li River Cruise

Li River of China begins in Xing’an County and flows through Guilin. Its course has green hills and cormorant fishing is associated with the river.

Best time to visit Li River Cruise

This cruise generally requires an overnight stay at Guilin. The trip begins in the downtown area from a place called Bomboo Wharf. April, May, September and October are the best months for cruising. National holidays should be avoided since the river becomes even more packed with boats and the prices go up substantially.

Nearby Attractions : Yao Hill, Moon Hill, Silver Cave, Longsheng Rice Terrace.

Published On: Saturday, July 20th, 2013