Li River

  • Accommodation:
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  • Transport:
    • There is a direct airport shuttle bus service from Guilin Airport to Yangshuo daily
    • A taxi from the airport to Yangshuo costs around CNY 300-490
    • Li River cruises start from the wharf south of Liberation Bridge in Guilin downtown area. However, you can also board the cruise at Bamboo River Wharf (Zhujiang Wharf) or the Millstone Hill Wharf (Mopanshan Wharf)
  • Things to see:
    • Yangshuo Village
    • Xianggong Mountain
    • Scholar-Champion Trail
    • Chuanshan Park
    • Daxu Ancient Town
  • Tips:
    • April to October is the best time to take a trip on the Li River, as this is when it is in its ‘golden’ stage. The rainy season lasts during May – June
    • Cruising time is generally 4 hours
    • The Yangdi part is the best place to take a picture of the river
    • Keep a look out for the Nine horses painted hill – the most famous hill in Li River
    • The Xingping part of the river is famous because the landscape is printed on the CNY 20 note
    • All tourists taking a Li River cruise are required to show passports when booking tickets and boarding