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Originating from Maoer Shan (Mountain Cat) in Xing'an county, north of Guilin, the Li River winds its way south for about 437 km, passing through Guilin City, Yangshuo County, Pingle County and Zhaoping County, and finally meets the Xi (West) River at Wuzhou. It boasts the largest and most beautiful scenic area in China and attracts thousands of visitors each year.

The 83-kilometer-long waterway from Guilin City to Yangshuo County is like an artist's masterpiece. The landscape is decorated with startling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves and farming villages, and is lined with bamboo. In a Chinese poem it is written: "The river is a green silk ribbon, and the hills are jade hairpins".

Most cruises starts from Zhujiang Wharf. It is about 40 minutes' drive from Guilin city. Then a 4 hour cruise will take you to the beautiful and fascinating county town of Yangshuo.

Li River

Li River Facts

The Li River is the main river system of Northeast Guangxi. The 83-kilometer section between Guilin andYangshuo is the most beautiful part. It enjoys the reputation of being a “River Art Gallery”.

Source: Maoer Shan (Mountain Cat), North Guilin

Length: 437 kilometers

Li River Cruises : Cruising on the Li River from Guilin city to Yangshuo county is enjoyable no matter what the weather is like. During sunny days, tourists can see the inverted reflection of the hills on both sides clearly in the water. During cloudy days, the hills are surrounded by mist and tourists may feel they are cruising in a mystical paradise. And when the rain comes, drizzle is like a vale, which covers the hills and river, and tourists may feel the poetic connotations of this too.

Cruise ticket

4-Star Boat 600 CNY+

3-Star Boat 350 CNY+

Bamboo Boat 98 - 118 CNY

Available Hours

depart in the morning

depart in the morning

in the daytime


Around 4hrs

Around 4hrs

Around 2.5hrs on the boat & 3h on the road



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