Li River Cruise

A four hour cruise on the Li River meanders through the magical karst mountains of Guangxi, in Southern China.  Often shrouded in mist, these limestone peaks are the remains of eroded ancient sea beds.  Along the way, the river passes startling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves and farming villages.  In recognition of its beauty, an image of the Li River is featured on the 20 yuan banknote.

Leaving Zhujiang Pier

Our cruise started at the Zhujiang Pier, which is a 40 minute drive from Guilin, the capital of Guangxi Province.  These boats are operated by the Guilin Tourist Corporation, and ferry thousands of tourists to the town of Yangshuo on the scenic Li River.

The area is listed as on the the Top Ten Watery Wonders by National Geographic.

Cormorants, used for catching fish

Tourists embarking on small boats

Sight-seeing on small boats

A cave inhabited by a monk, complete with dangling water bucket for accessing water from the river

Water buffalo, with intensive land usage behind

Yangshuo, the destination

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