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Li River

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Address: East of Guangxi Zhuang, 541000, China
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Li River Cruise Full Day Tour of Guilin and Yangshuo
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Private Day Tour of Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Sightseeing From Guilin

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The unearthly karst topography of the river is only duplicated in a small section of Eastern Europe (which I have not visited). Doing this trip with a lunch of river crabs and... read more

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The unearthly karst topography of the river is only duplicated in a small section of Eastern Europe (which I have not visited). Doing this trip with a lunch of river crabs and other Chinese dishes that are delivered to the kitchen while on cruise, is just perfect.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Li river is as beautiful as its famed to be. A cruise along the meandering Li takes you among evergreen karst topography of strangely shaped lovely limestone hills, orange farms. little habitations, holiday home sites, bamboo rafts, all flowing by gently. Mountain of Splendid Hues, Elephant Trunk Hill can be spotted, as is that spot where all tourists rush... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, this is an absolutely must see when visiting Guilin. But like with many other top tourist destinations, there always is a drawback. This is especially true for the river Li landscape which every Chinese knows from the 20 RMB bill. So as Chinese tourism has picked up big time, be prepared for the huge crowds of local tourists waging... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cruise was one of the best tours during our five week trip to China. The scenery is spectacular. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a cruise down the Li river from Guilin. We were lucky it was a warm sunny day. The slow leisurely pace of the boat was very soothing. The mountains or casts l think they call them were very beautiful. Lunch was included in the price of the 4 hour trip. We also paid extra for a second tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If there is a heaven on earth then it has to be the Li River area from Guilin to Yangshou. Taking the cruise down the Li River in our opinion has too be one of the top sites to see in China along with the Great Wall and the Terra Cotta Soldiers. My wife and I have done it twice... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We tpok the trip from Giilin to Hanshou by boat. This scenic trip on the Li River is very beautiful. The soaring mountains are really spectacular and evoke memories of beautiful Chinese scroll paintings. It is very busy with many boats leaving Guilin at the same time and following one after the other up this very fast flowing river. If... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were advised to go on the river Like on the bamboo rafts, not the punt along ones, but the bigger ones that seat 6 (4 if you are westerners). Unfortunately the bit of river we were taken to wasn't the most attractive, we left around 8:30 in the morning, the fact trip was about an hour long, but to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We really enjoyed this cruise, with some of the most beautiful scenery anywhere. The entire four hour trip down the River Li evoked scenes from Chinese scroll paintings (not to mention Chinese money). We were lucky to have brilliant sunshine and blue skies, though it was very hot and humid.Others passengers on our boat came from Australia and Europe. Try... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The Li River is one of the more Scenic river ive ever been too. The views are absolutely amazing. We took an organized boat ride which was a little touristy but really nice (had an English speaking guide and launch included). After finishing the boat ride we got the chance to stay at the final destination of the cruise -... More 

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