Li River is the biggest and the most beautiful
Karst landscape. The magnificent scenery of the Li River
is printed on the back of the 20 CNY note. It is a known
as a pearl of China and the essence of Gulin. Li River
is famous as the city's soul and heart.
Li River is 160 kilometers long, and can
be divided into 3 scenic spots.
The first section is from downtown Guilin to the Ox
Gorge. It offers towns, villages and pastoral scenes
and a good place to appreciate the fantastic mountains
and waters. Moreover there are various attractions in
the section, such as the Elephant Trunk Hill, Pagoda
Hill, Forest of Odd-Shaped Peaks, Duxu Ancient Town,
and the Ox Gorge.
The second section is from the Ox Gorge
to the Water-Dropping Village. Various rocky mountains
flank the river. The main attractions are Wangfu Rock,
Crown Cave, Half-side Ferry, Mural Hill and the Xingping
In the third section, which goes from the
Water-Dropping Village to Yangshuo, many beautiful types
of scenery are in wait. Here the Li River fully displays
its verdant mountains, fragrant waters, spectacular
caves and exquisite stones.
Whether in modern or ancient times, both
in China and overseas, many writers and poets have written
a large number of articles or poems in praise of Li
River. It is a worthy place to visit to enjoy the natural
scenery and have a memorable experience.