Location of Guilin and Lijiang River
Guilin and Lijiang River - Google Satellite Photo
Guilin and Lijiang River - Google Earth
Reed Flute Cave
Guilin and Lijiang River
Guilin and Lijiang River National Park (桂林漓江) in Guangxi is the first batch National Park of China.
It says that "Guilin's (桂林) scenery is best among all under heaven. However, Yangshuo's (阳朔) scenery is the best in Guilin."
Lijiang River (漓江), or River Li, between Guilin and Yangshuo is one of the most beautiful sceneries of China.
The most famous attractions of Guilin city are 3 hills and 2 caves, which are
Xiangbi (Elephant Trunk) Hill (象鼻山)
Fubo hill (伏波山)
Diecui (Piled Festoon) Hill (叠彩山)
Ludi (Reed Flute) cave (芦笛岩)
Qixing (Seven-Star) cave (七星岩) in Qixing Park
The Camel Hill in Qixing Park is also very popular.
There is a Zoo in Qixing Park, which has the animals such as Giant Panda.
How to visit
The first day: Cruise along River Li to Yangshuo. Visit attractions in Yangshuo
The second day: Visit the major attractions in Guilin City
If you have more time, consider to spend several days in Yangshuo, and spend one day to visit Longsheng Terrace (龙胜梯田)
How to be there
Guilin airport is about 30 minutes from Guilin city by car.
Banknotes and Stamps
Image of River Li appears on the 20 yuan note.
River Li on Banknote
Stamps of Guilin and River Li
Stamps of River Li
Chinese and English names
桂林: Guilin city
漓江: Lijiang river, or River Li. Please don't confuse Lijiang river with Lijiang city (丽江) in Yunnan province
阳朔: Yangshuo, a small town of Guilin by River Li, about 70km south of Guilin city
象鼻山: Elephant Truck Hill, or Xiangbi Shan. The most famous hill of Guilin city
伏波山: Wave-Subduing Hill, or Fubo Shan
叠彩山: Piled Festoon Hill, or Diecai Shan
芦笛岩: Reed Flute Cave, or Ludi Yan, the most famous cave in Guilin
七星岩: Seven-Star Cave, or Qixing Yan. A cave in Qixing Park
七星公园: Seven-Star Park, or Qixing Park
骆驼峰: Camel Hill, or Luotuo Feng, in Qixing Park
Satellite Map of Guilin and Lijiang River