Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Spot
Located in picturesque Guilin City, Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Spot refers to the landscape located around the city which includes part of Li River within the city, Taohua (Peach Blossom) River, Mulong Lake, Guihu Lake, Ronghu Lake and Shanhu Lake. After years' of development, it can be also divided into Mulong ancient water way scenic area reflecting city culture, Guihu Lake Scenic Area featured by natural beauty and rustic charm and Ronghu-Shanhu Lake Scenic Area showing the elegant demeanor of the landscape ecology city. From these natural and manmade sights, visitors can truly feel the born beauty and deep cultural details of Guilin City.
Guihu Lake Scenic Area
Guihu Lake was originally the city moat of the western Guilin City in Song Dynasty (960-1279). It measures over 1,700 meters (1 mile) from north to south and about 110 meters (120 yards) wide on average. A large number of precious arbors and flowers are planted along the lake, such as banyan tree garden, gingko garden, white pines garden, redwood garden, magnolia garden and palm garden. It is also a world of bridges such as Xiqing Bridge, Baoxian Bridge, Lize Bridge, Yingbin Bridge and Guanyin Bridge where visitors can enjoy the beautiful landscape and find them a good setting to take photos. It is not exaggerating to call it an Expo combining famous gardens, flowers, trees and bridges in one. Walk in it, visitors will feel fresh and comfortable as if attaining the perfection of the harmony between man and nature.
Ronghu-Shanhu Lake Scenic Area
Its history can be traced back to Tang (618-907) and Song dynasties. Originally called Nanyang River, it was the manmade city moat of the southern Guilin at that time. In Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), people called it Jianhu Lake. It was enlarged in Ming Dynasty and became an inner lake, and from that on, many local governments and public offices were installed by the lake. The rich and the famous all built their houses on the lakeside one after another. Many poets and intellectuals have written a lot of poems and literary pieces to describe the charming beauty of the lake.
|Entrance Fee||CNY 35 (children below 1.2m (3.9 feet) are free of charge.)|
|Opening Hours||08:00 - 22:30|
|Transportation||Take bus 2, 3, 10, 11, 99 or 100 to Yangqiao Station.|
Mulong Lake Scenic Area
|Entrance Fee||CNY 90|
|Opening Hours||08:30 - 21:00|
|Transportation||Take bus 1, 18, 89, 100 or 203, and get off at Dongzhenlu Station.|
Li River and Taohua (Peach Blossom) River
Visitors are suggested to take a cruise to visit the Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Area.
Cruise on Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Area
|Itineraries||Boarding & Disembarking Docks||Sailing Time |
|Ticket Information (CNY)||Opening Hours|
|Luxury Boat||Normarl Boat|
|Two Rivers and Four Lakes Cruise (night time)||Wenchangqiao ⇌ Jiefangqiao||90||210||185||18:00 - 23:00 in peak season; |
19:00 - 21:30 in off season.
|Four Lakes (night time)||Riyuewan ⇌ Riyuewan||60||175||150|
|Four Lakes (day time)||Riyuewan ⇌ Riyuewan||60||105||80|
|One River and Four Lakes Cruise (day time)||Riyuewan ⇌ Jiefangqiao||70||130||110||09:50 - 16:40|
|One River (Li River) and Four Lakes Cruise (night time)||Riyuewan ⇌ Jiefangqiao||70||185||160|
|Li River in Downtown Area (day time)||Yuren ⇌ Mulong||60||75||55|
|Cruise around Guilin City||Riyuewan ⇌ Riyuewan||120||245||220|
1. Free for children under 1.2m (3.9ft); children ticket for those from 1.2m to 1.4m (4.6ft).
2. The opening hours and departure frequency are subject to change during the low and peak seasons (especially public and legal holidays) without notice.
3. In the flood season or special period, One River and Four Lakes Cruise can be operated.
Ticket Office Location
|Twin Pagodas at night|
Address: No.12, Binjiang Road
Tel: 0773 - 2829393 / 2885898 / 2805098
Jiefang Bridge Liupima (Six Horses) Ticket Office (opened at night)
Tel: (86)0773 - 5634666
Riyuewan Dock Ticket Office
Address: No.1 Shanhu North Road
Tel: (86)0773 - 2858822
Wenchangqiao Dock Ticket Office (opened at night)
Address: No.29, Minzhu Road
Tel: (86)0773 - 3893777
How to get to Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Spot
2. Take bus no. 2, 16, or 23 and get off at Xiangshan (Elephant Hill) Park. Then walk along Binjiang Road until you reach Wenchang Bridge and cross the bridge to reach Wenchangqiao Dock.
3. Take bus no. 14, 28, 30 or 204 to Longyin Bridge Station, the nearest bus stop to Jiefangqiao Dock, about 1.1 kilometers (0.7 miles) from the bus station to the dock. Better take a taxi to the Jiefangqiao Dock.
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The One River and Four Lakes Cruise during daytime costs CNY 90 per adult and CNY 45 per child. The Four Rivers Cruise at night costs CNY 210 per adult and CNY 105 per child.
The Two Rivers and Four Rivers Cruise at night costs CNY 220 per adult and CNY 110 per child.