Cruising on Li River is the top thing to do during your Guilin tour. The 83-km long Li River from Guilin resembles a jade ribbon flanked by idyllic paddy fields and green forested hills, and dotted with pinnacled peaks, yellow shoals, bamboo groves, odd shaped crags, deep pools and flying waterfalls. Li River is full of surprises which will ignite your imagination to fully appreciate the bestowed beauty.
Book a cruise ticket through the tourist desk at your hotel with a return transfer back to Guilin from Yangshuo. Or you may taxi from your hotel in Guilin to Zhujiang Dock(竹江码头) where most of the cruise boats leave for Yangshuo on a 4-hour cruise including lunch on board. Zhujiang Dock （竹江码头) is about 30km east of Guilin city center with taxi fare around 100 yuan. You can buy your boating ticket on the spot at the ticketing office at the dock.
Luxurious Air-conditioned Boats
High Season ( April – November): 270 yuan;
Low Season (December – March): 240 yuan
Super Luxurious Air-conditioned Boats:
High Season ( April – November): 450 yuan;
Low Season (December – March): 380 yuan
1. Most boats leave at 9:00 am, 9:30 am and 10:00 am, so try to get up early to catch the boats.
2. The lunch on board is very basic and you are advised to bring some snacks.
3. If you travel independently, you need to take bus from Yangshuo North Bus Station back to Guilin after your cruise and a short trip to Yangshuo.
Now, follow me to have a glimpse of the picturesque Li River.
Zhujiang Dock ( 30 km to the east of Gulin city center )
On a 4-hour boat trip from Guilin Zhujiang Dock to Yangshuo.
Fruit vendors paddle rickety bamboo rafts right up along the boats and try to sell fruits.
Li River is flanked by pinnacled peaks of the forested undulating hills.
Passing by the steep cliffs and idyllic villages.
We see the scenery and we are also in the scenery.
We are passing by Yangdi Town ( Village). The watercourse from Yangdi to Xingping is the centerpiece of the Li River.
Many tourists take the motorized bamboo rafts from Yangdi floating on the most beautiful section of the Li River.
Continue on the 4-hour boat trip.
Our boat is passing by the attractions known as “Yellow Cloth Shoal” and “The Painted Hill of Nine Horses”.
We are approaching Yangshuo.
Here we are at Yangshuo Dock.
A busy dock, leads toward the West Street teemed with bars and restaurants.
Any questions, just drop a line.