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Stop At: Li River, East of Guangxi Zhuang China
The best way to appreciate the beautiful scenery of a river is to take a cruise. The cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is one of the most popular activities in a Guilin holiday.Along the river you can see stunning karst hills, bamboo groves, and villages. Look down in the clear river to see the river bottom and rocky shoals. Highlights along the way include Nine Horse Fresco Hill, Yellow Cloth Shoal, 20-Yuan Bill Hill, and Xingping Town. Currently, the most popular boats on the Li River are the 4-star and 3-star river boats.
Here is the four star boat info:
The 4-star boats are the newest and best ones:
• Seating capacity: 72–80
• Dimensions: 32m (105’) long, 6m (20’) wide, 8m (26’) high (top deck height above water)
• Classes of seating: standard class and business class/VIP seating
• Seating: paired rows of four/six seats, facing forward and aft, with a table in the middle
• Food/drink: Chinese buffet lunch and some free drinks
• Facilities: air-conditioning, Western toilets, LCD televisions, mini-bar (in business class lounge), outdoor observation deck
07:40: Pick up from the hotel in Guilin to the Zhujiang pier
09:30-14:00: On the boat and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Li river and Lunch on board
14:30-16:00: Arrive in Yangshuo town and roam down the famous West Street
16:00: Back to your hotel from Yangshuo or drop off your hotel in Yangshuo
Duration: 4 hours
Pass By: Yangti Dyke, Yangti Country, Yangshuo County 541904 China
Yangdi Village is located on the west bank of the Li River, about 50km (31 miles) from Guilin, and 40km (25 miles) north of Yangshuo County. Behind the village lies a hill consisting of twin peaks, which look like two sheep hoofs hanging upside down. Hence the village gets its name Yangdi, which has a harmonic tone with 'Yangti', the Chinese expression for 'sheep hoofs'.
Pass By: Jiuma Mountain , Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906 China
Mural Hill(Jiuma mountain), also known as Nine Horses Fresco Hill, is an attraction you can never miss if you visit Li River. It is located on the west bank of Li River, about 60 km (37 miles) from Guilin and close to Xingping Town. Facing the broad and peaceful watercourse is a large and steep stone cliff which looks like a huge painted screen. Backed by mountains and consisting of five peaks, Mural Hill is an assemblage of weathered rocks in yellow, white, black, grey and green colors. Looking from a distance the mottled cliff face resembles a huge piece of mural with images of nine horses in various poses.
Pass By: Xianggong Mountain, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906 China
In the beginning, Xianggong Mountain was merely an obscure small karst hill on the west bank of Li River in Yangshuo County of Guilin. A few years ago, a local photographer took some pictures on the top of this mountain and won the bronze prize in an international photography contest, making Xianggong Mountain famous overnight. From then on, it became a popular tourist destination beloved by enthusiastic photographers.
Pass By: Xingping Town, Guilin 541906 China
Once, in ancient times, Xingping Town was the largest town along the Li River, and is 63 km (39 miles) from Guilin and 25 km (15.5 miles) from Yangshuo, on the east bank of the river. The town is really a beautiful place, surrounded by enthralling scenery. Both Mural Hill and Yellow Cloth Shoal belong to this scenic area.
Pass By: Xingping Fishing Village, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906 China
Lying on the east bank of the Li River upstream from Yangshuo, the fishing village has a history dating back more than 500 years. Founded during the Ming Dynasty in 1506, this picturesque village is infused with typical Lingnan or southeastern Chinese provincial culture.
There are 48 traditional residences that have been remarkably well preserved throughout the years. Special features of these residences include blue brickwork, black tiles, sloping roofs, horse head walls, cornices and carved windows. The houses are classic examples of Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynastic architecture.
Stop At: West Street, East Side of Li River, Yangshuo County 541900 China
After the river cruise, we will visit the Yangshuo West street for 30 minutes.
West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Situated at the center of Yangshuo County, the street has become, since the 1980's, a window of eastern and western culture and the biggest 'foreign language center' in China. It is the most prosperous district in Yangshuo, and, each year, approximately 100,000 foreigners come here on their travels or to attend advanced studies. Visitors are attracted to West Street by its unique mix of cultures.
The West Street is 517 meters (1,696 feet) long and 8 meters (26 feet) wide, meandering in an 'S' along its length. Being completely paved with marble it is a typical example of a southern China street. It is greatly admired by foreigners for its simple style and courtyard-like setting. There is a saying about it that 'half is village while the other half is stores'.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Yangshuo Park, West of Yangshuo Town, Yangshuo County 541900 China
Yangshuo Park is located in Yangshuo, covering an area of 230 thousand sq m (271 thousand sq yd). The park has both a big and a small gates. They are carved with the park’s name in Chinese by famous calligraphers. There are plenty of osmanthus trees and bamboos in the park, providing a peaceful and secluded environment for visitors. Double Moon Stream runs through the park and the park is surrounded by marvelous mountains. Many locals do exercise and play Chinese chess in the park.
Pass By: Shiwai Taoyuan, China, Guangxi, Guilin Shi, Yangshuo Xian, 321国道白沙镇五里店
Shangri-la Park, 17 kilometers (10 miles) from Yangshuo of Guilin, is a beautiful garden centered on Yanzi Lake and features beautiful landscapes such as a lotus pond, peach trees and Yanzi Cave. Ethnic tribes and minorities in north Guangxi demonstrate their old customs and culture for you here. The park is called Shi Wai Tao Yuan in Chinese, meaning a wonderland with flourishing peach blossoms. The name originated from the wonderful and peaceful land evoked in an essay by Tao Yuanming, a great idyllist of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 - 420).