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Li River

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Yoakum, Texas
posts: 7
reviews: 19
Li River

Since the Li River Cruise is so long and the food bad would the area be appreciated just as much on a bus and then explore the area on bikes?

Guilin
posts: 1,146
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Biking around the countryside is much more interesting rather than 4-5 hrs staying on board. Bamboo rafting can also cover the highlight section of Li river cruise.

Yoakum, Texas
posts: 7
reviews: 19
2. Re: Li River

Thank you.

Yangshuo Guilin...
posts: 517
3. Re: Li River

the li river cruise is highlight of tour to Guilin and Yangshuo and it is must-do in this area, the scenery is more important than the food on the lirver cruise.

Yoakum, Texas
posts: 7
reviews: 19
4. Re: Li River

We are spendig 3 days in the area. I just wondered if it would be better appreciated on bikes or bamboo boats as opposed to to the large boats? thoughts? Thank you for your comments.

Guilin
posts: 220
5. Re: Li River

Take a bus to Yangdi pier and take a bamboo raft down to Xingping, then take a bus from there to Yangshuo. The highlights of the Li River is between Yangdi and Xingping. You can do a hiking and rafting combined!

Australia
posts: 166
reviews: 10
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We have just returned from the area we spent 2 nights in Guilin and then took one of the river boats with our bags to Yangshuo and spent 3 nights there.

We booked a English speaking cruise from Guilin but found that there were only a few westerners on the boat and most of the commentary was not translated into English. This area of China is very popular with Chinese tourists and during the year the population expands from 100,000 in Yangshuo to millions at any given time mostly Chinese tour groups. We stayed just out of town ( walking distance) at Li River Retreat which was fantastic. We hired a guide for two days who took us bike riding around all the villages and waterways that tourist buses cant get to.

Yoakum, Texas
posts: 7
reviews: 19
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Perfect. Thank you.

Yoakum, Texas
posts: 7
reviews: 19
8. Re: Li River

awsome!

Guilin, China
posts: 206
reviews: 22
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Bamboo rafting on Yulong River in Yangshuo can be an alternative choice, it takes about 2 hours, you can tke photos of the river and hills as well. While the scenery along the Yulong River may be another style of Li River, but also beautiful enough to memory.

New York City, New...
posts: 6
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you can try hiking. You can hike the most beautiful sections along the Li River.

Have a look at someone else's Li River hiking experience: chinatravel.com/china-travel-story/story343.…

After you arrive Yangshuo, you can hire a bike for cycling.