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Li River, Guangxi: Hours, Address, Li River Reviews: 4.5/5

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Emmanuelle R
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Li River guided hike in Yangshuo
May 2021
We spent five days in Yangshuo and wanted to explore the area. Amy was recommended to me by friends in China as a great hiking guide to tour Yangshuo, the river Li, its surrounding villages and beautiful mountains. She speaks English and is a fun and charming lady from Yangshuo. We had a great day out walking, took great pictures, and managed to avoid the crowds thanks to Amy's local knowledge. Her email is yangshuolianfengamy@aliyun.com and her wechat is linfengamy - I highly recommend a hike with Amy.
Written May 12, 2021
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mrbrentharris
Shenzhen, China396 contributions
Beautiful scenery
Dec 2020
This is some of most beautiful scenery I have seen... From my own personal experice- I might call this "China's Grand Canyon." If you love the mountains, hills scenery, you will enjoy this place!
Written December 14, 2020
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Lajoux
East Grinstead, UK98 contributions
Sensational scenery
Nov 2019
One of the highlights on a month long tour. The cruise took six hours - the scenery was superb from start to finish.
Written December 30, 2019
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eatsleeprepeatblog
Shenzhen, China687 contributions
Fantastic 4.5/5
Dec 2019 • Couples
Some of the reviews are a bit hit and miss but we loved this relaxing cruise. We booked the 4* VIP with Li River Cruises direct and got 20% off due to their current promotion. The price included a pick up from our Guilin hotel and the driver arrived on time, collected our tickets and showed us through to the waiting area. This has toilets, small shop and security check point. We had our backpacks as we were staying in Yangshuo and when we boarded we stored them at our seats.
The VIP seats were lovely, big comfortable leather chairs with a table and very spacious. We were immediately served tea and a briefing was given in English and Chinese. The VIP section has doors leading to the front of the boat accessed by the 20 people, you can also go onto the roof. There were 3 toilets, one of which was western and we found them to be clean. Lunch buffet was average, there’s room for improvement there. They also come around with drinks to buy and other snacks.
The boat meandered along the river with stunning scenery. They pointed out 4 or 5 significant stops but there was no annoying speaker.
When we docked we went left at the top of the steps and walked under the covered path for about 5minutes. This took us along the river to west street and the town. There are lots of taxis/vendors at the dock and it’s a bit hassley but not aggressive.
We thoroughly enjoyed this relaxing trip which lasted just over 4hrs.
Tip: book the VIP on 4* Li River. The seating is in 2’s big leather chairs. The lower seating is on a 2 or 3 seater sofa.
Written December 29, 2019
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mosto
Hong Kong, China2,820 contributions
Highly recommended scenic trip
Dec 2019 • Couples
We took the cruise (slightly more than 4 hours) and paid for premium seats to enjoy the scenic trip and also as a form of transportation from Guilin to Yangshuo. A buffet lunch is included (I think the food in the buffet is really so so) and we ordered 2 additional paid dishes and got upgraded to the front seats of the upper deck which was really good. We went up to the upper deck for views and photo taking. There’s Chinese and English announcements to prompt you to go out for prime scenes. You will find one or two people asking whether you want your photos to be taken by them (I think it’s part of the boat’s crew). You pay for them and pick up the photos later at the pier. As it is a 4.5-hour trip, the toilets can get very dirty closer to the end of the trip. I suggest two toilet breaks for the trip - both to be taken before lunch is served. The views are certainly beautiful and majestic. I certainly recommend the cruise. The pier at Guilin has quite a few steps which can be slippery if it rains. So be careful. Best travel light - I only had a backpack.
Written December 27, 2019
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Kim Sydney Australia
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
Incredible Li River
Dec 2019
Incredible Li River - beautiful experience on our day cruise through the panoramic villages and dramatic limestone Karst mountains. Highly recommend Odynovo Travel Agency and William our tour guide.
Written December 16, 2019
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Monica G
Adelaide, Australia86 contributions
Nice scenery but not the best value for money
Oct 2019
We paid extra for premium seats on the 4.5 star boat offered by Li River Cruises. The disappointing aspect for us was that they sit three people across each seat and hence neither my partner nor I had a window seat. We question how this can occur when you have paid a premium. While our boat was nice enough, we did not detect a lot of difference between it and the (many) boats that were around us on the river and other boats did not seem any more crowded. The food on our cruise was ok but just ok. The cruise itself was nice enough but we were left a bit underwhelmed against what we had paid for it.
Written December 1, 2019
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nr1379
London, UK55 contributions
Must see
Apr 2019
Beautiful scenery of the karst hills. We were on the lower deck of a boat with very large comfortable seats around a table. We went up to the open upper deck for the views and spent most of the time standing there for the beautiful scenery on either side. We took the customary photo holding a 20yuan note! Yangshuo was a very beautiful town. We enjoyed walking along Yangshuo west street, Yangshuo park and climbing up to the top of a hill with the entrance at the park for views of Yangshuo
Written November 20, 2019
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HelsBels
Adelaide, Australia167 contributions
Absolutely spectacular
Oct 2019
This boat cruise was well worth it, beautiful scenery, spectacular views, very relaxing day. Our boat & allocated seating was comfortable, we were on top deck at the front of the boat which was organised thru our tour guide/company. There are many different boats cruising at same time. Very enjoyable, highly recommend.
Written November 12, 2019
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Michael C
Singapore, Singapore364 contributions
A Cruise not to be missed!
Oct 2019
The year end is not the best time to visit, as there are many rainy days, and the skies are just a dull gray! Even then, the cruise along the river is an experience!Pay more for the larger more luxurious boats, u'll have a little more room to move around! the smaller ones are cramped with local tour groups and the locals are constantly smoking once they're out of the cabin. The karst landscape is impressive and its the reason why many come here! I took the cruise in the afternoon, and returned to the docks in the last lights of the day (being year end) . Take note of this, as you might end up missing picture opportunities. Figure to spend at least a half day here, the ticket queues can be long!
Written October 24, 2019
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