LAST UPDATE: 28th March 2021
Li River Walk
Walking and Hiking along the Li River
The Li River is endowed with amazing karst scenery. No matter what the weather is like, the views are appealing as well. Thus, if you would like to enjoy Li River walk during your visit to Guilin, you won’t be disappointed. Now, let’s see several popular routes of the Li River walk.
Route: Yangdi - Quanjiazhou - Lengshuitan
Time Duration: 3 x hours
You’d need to get a ticket for the Yangdi section of the Li River walk area at the ticket office near Yangdi pier. The ticket is for the ferry to the opposite bank of the Yangdi and the ferry to the Langshi Village from Quanjiazhou. First, take a local ferry to cross the Li River. Second, walk to the Lanshi Village and take a second ferry to the Quanjiazhou.
The section from Quanjiahzou to Lengshuitan opposite the Nine-horse Fresco Hill is the highlight hike section of the Li River walk. You will enjoy the amazing karst landscape along this section. At the Lengshuitan, the Nine-horse Fresco Hill will appear in your sight.
Route: Lengshuitan - Xingping Old Town
Time Duration: 1.5 x hours
You’d also need to get a ticket for the ferry to Nine-horse Fresco Hill. After disembarking at the hill, you will see some plots of field with different crops or local vegetables in different seasons. After around 1.5 hour walk, you will arrive at Xingping Old Town.
Route: Yangshuo Bridge - Shutong Hill - Mushan Village - Linjia Village - Dutou Village - Fuli Old Town - Lijia Village - Liugong Village
Time Duration: approximately 8 x hours
Start the Li River walk from Yangshuo Bridge and walk along the right bank of the river. After around 15 minutes walk, you’ll see the Shutong Hill. After around 30 minutes walk, you’ll arrive at Mushan Village which is dotted with old buildings.
Walk forward and cross Linjia Village and Dutou Village, the largest village along the section. Then, take a local ferry to the Fuli Old Town where you can experience the traditional fan-painting and find old buildings in the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1912). After visiting the old town, take a ferry to return to the Dutou Village and walk downstream the Li River. Along the section, you’ll view pleasing rural scenery. You may see local water buffaloes. After passing the Xinzhai Village and climbing a small hill, Lijia Village will appear. Then, the Liugong Village is not far from you.
This route is a combination of the natural beauty and local old culture.
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