The Li River or Li Jiang is a river in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, South China. It flows 83 kilometres from Guilin to Yangshuo, where the karst mountains and river sights highlight the famous Li River cruise.
The Kitten Mountain is 20 kilometers wide from east to west, 23 kilometers long from north to south, rising a height of 1862 meters above the sea leavel. The main peak is 2141.5 meters (7,028 ft) above sea level. It is the highest mountain in South China.
The city of Guilin is like a glittering pearl on a green carpet, the scenery here enjoys the praise of “top landscape in the world”, and Li River has the best view of Guilin.
Cruising down the river, you will encounter breathtaking views of fantastic peaks of all shapes and sizes, green hills, and bamboo groves. Even better, you can see these awesome sights reflected from the crystal clear water.
On the cruise you can also enjoy the beautiful scenes of remote country life in China. Water buffalos patrol the fields; ducks paddle along in the water; peasants reap crops from the rice paddies near their village homes……
Li River is included in the world’s “Top 10 Watery Wonders” according to National Geographic with its most popular and picturesque scenery in China.
Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) is the landmark of Guilin. Located in Elephant Hill Scenic Area (Xiangshan Park) at the confluence of Taohua River and Li River, it has been a famous tourism destination since the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907).