Li River Overview

Originating from Mao’er 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” (江作青罗带,山如碧玉簪).

All morning cruises starts from either the Zhujiang or Mopanshan Pier. These piers are located approximately 40 minutes’ drive from Guilin city. Thereafter, a 3.5 x hour cruise will take you to the beautiful and fascinating county town of Yangshuo.

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: Mao’er Shan (Cat Mountain), Northern Guilin, Guangxi Province

Full River Length: 437 kilometers

Private Rafting

Rafting along the Li River is currently available in 3 x different sections as follows:

  • Yangdi to Xingping (longest section)
  • Yangdi to Nine Horse Fresco Hill, return to Yangdi
  • Xingping to Nine Horse Fresco Hill, return to Xingping

Visitors are required to purchase tickets at the various entrance points at either Yangdi or Xingping piers and depending upon water-flow speed ( as well as the route chosen), will determine how long is spent on the river.



Pricing Per Ticket (Please inquire for latest information)

Departs (Yangshuo): 2:00 pm

Phone: +86 189 7866 4452


Li River Rafting (Xingping)