Last Update: 15th January 2023

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Guilin River

Find out about how to plan a Guilin River in Guilin

The Guilin River, also known as the Li River, is one of China’s most famous waterways and is located in the Southern Province of Guangxi. Originating in the Mao’er Mountains (Xing’an County) in Northern Guangxi Province, the river flows south through Guilin and Yangshuo. This upper section of the Li River also features the ancient Lingqu Canal whilst the section of the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo is the most scenic.

Famous Landmarks in and around the Guilin River

Some of the famous landmarks along the Guilin River and in the surrounding areas include the following:

  • Xianggong Mountain;
  • Laozhai Mountain;
  • Xingping;
  • Reed Flute Cave;
  • Elephant Trunk Hill and others;

The Li River Cruise is the #1 Thing to do in Guilin!

How to experience the Guilin River

There are multiple different ways to experience the Guilin River. Tourists can choose from any of the following ways to enjoy the views of the Li River:

Please note, persons under 120 cms tall & over 65 years of age are not permitted on the small private motorized rafts.

Li River Cruise Types

USD $128
​per adult

USD $99
​per adult

USD $78
​per adult

The Li River Cruise is the #1 Thing to do in Guilin!

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