Lijiang River Tourism Zone in Guilin (5A)

Updated: 2018-08-22

Located on the East of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, the Lijiang River-a branch of the Pearl River-originates from the Maoer Mountain, a place regarded as "The First Mountain of South China" with its fresh air, flourishing plants and perfect ecological environment. 

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Lijiang River of Guangxi [Photo/VCG]

The upper mainstream of the Lijiang River is called the Liudong River, flowing south to the Simenqian township in Guangxi's Xingan county, east to the Huangbo River, west to the Chuanjiang River, while all the branches flow together to the Rongjiang River.

With a total length of 437 kilometers, the river meets the Lingqu Canal, one of the world's oldest canals, in Guilin's Rongjiang county, runs through the Lingchuan county, Guilin, Yangshuo county and arrives at Pingle county to flow into the Xijiang River in the Pearl River Basin. The 83-kilometer river path from Guilin to Yangshuo is called the Lijiang River. 

Lijiang River is as beautiful as a classic Chinese ink and wash painting. The 83-kilomter journey from Guilin to Yangshuo is like a green belt wriggled between extraordinary mountains with incredible natural landscape, crystal water, inverted image of hills, deep pools, murmuring springs and waterfalls, forming a picturesque view of the typical Karst landform of the northeastern part of Guangxi.  

The path from Guilin to Yangshuo is an endless symphony of bizarre shapes and unique landforms, along which the river flows around the mountain where one could see canyons, karst caves and spectacular natural views. The untouched scenery of Caoping, Yangdi and Xingping is a must-see for visitors including waving stones, picturesque hills and the sunset image of karst formations reflected in the river.      

Inverted image is a natural wonder of the Lijiang River. The moving water adds dynamics, life and soul to the mountains and brings people to a world of mythology. The Lijiang River is not only renowned for its unique scenes such as cyan mountains, crystal water, fantastic caves and beautiful stones, but also green islets, sand beaches, deep pools and waterfalls. The landscape of the Lijiang River varies according to the time, location and climate.   

In November 1982, the Guilin Lijiang River tourism zone was listed as the first batch of national-level scenic areas by the State Council. In December 1991, Lijiang River ranked second among the list of "The Best 40 Tourism Zones in China" released by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China. In November 1996, Lijiang River was listed as one of the 13 State-level key protection rivers across the nation. In July 1998, the Lijiang River was the first batch of the demonstration zones for tourism, civilization and culture in China.

Address: No 23, Zhongshan North Road, Diecai district, Guilin

Telephone: 0773-2825502; 0773-2826484

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