Li River Map and Scenery
The sketch map of the Li River cruise:
(Please click on different sections for details.)
The first section: Guilin-Ox Gorge
Elephant Trunk Hill
Chuanshan Park (Cock Fighting Hill and Pagoda Hill)
Daxu Ancient Town
The second section: Ox Gorge-Water-Dropping Village
Wangfu (Yearning-for-Husband's-Return) Rock
Yellow Cloth Shoal
The third section: Water-Dropping Village-Yangshuo
Green Lotus Peak (Bilian Peak)
Schoolboy Hill (Shutong Hill)
Snow Lion Ridge (Xueshi Ridge)
Can you make the round trip in one day?
What is the best hotel in Yangshuo?
2. Thus, start the cruise from GL Zhujiang Wharf. And take the cruise boat to tour around. This route covers many popular attractions, such as Elephant Trunk Hill, Chuanshan Park, Forest of Odd Shaped Peaks, Daxu Ancient Town , Ox Gorge, Rooster Fighting Hill and Pagoda Hill. The sightseeing time is 4 to 5 hours. After touring around, you can take a bus to go back to GL. from Yangshuo North Bus Station. It takes around 1.5 hours on the way.
3. The fare would be different because of the season changes. Generally speaking, the cruise on the boat will spend CNY 400 to 500 for the single trip.
4. About the accommodation, it's suggested to stay at a hotel nearby the bund of the Li River. As I know, there are several nice and buget hotel that provide clean environment and warm service. And you can also see the good view of the river. Wangjianglou Hotel is a good choice. The price is CNY 200 to 250 per night in usual time. It's located at No.15, Binjiang Road. Hope you like. :)
If yes, I can assure you that it is still be performed.
The show place is located at No. 1 of Tianyuan Road. And there are two performances each day at 19:45 to 21:20 respectively.
From Yangshuo, there is no direct cruise back to GL. Only bamboo raft between Yangdi and Xingping is available. That is only a part of the river. Meanwhile, from Yangshuo North Railway Station, there are also buses back to GL.
With my family, we will be based in GL for 2 days.
I would like to cruise on the Li river with the bamboo boat with my family in two weeks.
But I would like to avoid the so much tourist organisation.
Is it possible for us to travel to Yangshuo if we don't speak/read chinese?
Is it possible to hire a local guide for only two days (where? cost?). Duration of our stay.
Thanks in advance for your advices
There are direct long-distance buses at GL General Bus Station. You can take it and get to Yangshuo. :-)
About the tour guide, you can ask help for TravelChinaGuide. They can provide professional English speaking tour guides and responsible drivers for your two days tour. The contact information is traveltravelchinaguide.com. Then you can consult the concrete price by yourself.