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Li River (China)

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Clara Favini Travel writer
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The Li River flows for a little over 80 km between Guilin and Yangshuo, in Guangxi Province, before emptying into the Xi River at Wuzhou. It is famous above all for its karst peaks, which are as strange as they are calming.


The cruises you can take down the River Li are some of the province's most popular tourist excursions, and having now become something of a classic they are these days included in many tours. Don't be reluctant to go out on one of the local boats, especially the ones that depart from Yangshuo. They don't get as jam-packed and are better for exploring the more remote parts of the river. Walking enthusiasts also have the option of heading off for a hike along the river's banks.

Did you know? The karst landscapes bordering the Li River south of Guilin inspired the engraving that features on the Chinese 20 yuan bill. There are many visitors who seek out the exact site in order to take a photo matching the bill.

The Li River