As the mother river of Guilin area and
one of the main tributaries to the Pearl River, Li River is universally
recognized as one of the first-class scenic rivers in the world. Those who
travel to Guilin will never finish his visit before visiting the Li River.
Everyone knows to take a cruise to go
downstream along it is a great approach to appreciate the beauty of the Li River.
It is more than 70 kilometers (43 miles) to cruise down from the wharf on the
south suburb of Guilin City to Yangshuo Town. Besides the cruise, another
healthy and in-depth way is to hike along the Li River. During not matter cruising
or hiking, one can see green pinnacle hills, clear water, clusters of bamboos,
peaceful villages with houselets, fishermen with cormorants on their rafts and
so many other countryside views. If you choose hiking, you can stop at any
place that interests you the most at that moment. Such as an orchard to pick up
some mandarin oranges, a village to talk to a local farmer, or a commanding
height to take a panoramic picture of the river and the mountains. Another advantage
to hike along the Li River is the hiking paths Hike Guilin choose are really
off the beaten track. There are no other tourists!