Last Update: 3rd January 2020
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Lijiang River Landscape
Find out about the Lijiang River Landscape.
Lijiang River landscape is well-known for its unique natural karst landscape, especially the landscape between Yangdi and Xingping. Lijiang River offers not only the natural landscape but also the cultural landscape.
Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill and Diecai Hill along the Lijiang River in Guilin City have ever-green trees and old buildings to enjoy. In addition, Fubo and Diecai Hills feature the old stone sculptures and inscriptions made several hundreds ago to explore as well. On the Liberation Bridge over the Lijiang River in the center of Guilin City, you will admire the amazing night views. The Elephant Trunk Hill is also one of the highlights from the bridge at night.
Lijiang River features the stunning sunrise and sunset landscape to appreciate. You could enjoy the sunrise from Elephant Trunk Hill, Daxu Old Town, Mopanshan Hilll, Xianggong Hill, Damian Mountain in Xingping Old Town, Yangshuo Bridge, etc. For the sunset, the spots offering it are Nanzhou Bridge, Shijiadu Bridge, Mopanshan pier and Zhujiang Pier, Wanshou Bridge (Longevity Bridge - 万寿桥) in the Daxu Old Town, Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal, and Laozhai Mountain.
The section between Yangdi and Xingping offers the most breathtaking natural landscape to enjoy, including Wave Stone Legend, Pen Peak, Xialongwan, Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal, and Nine-horse Fresco Hill. Along the section, you will find tens of old villages with the local cultural landscape to experience. You could enjoy the private Lijiang River motorized raft to appreciate the karst landscape between Yangdi and Nine-horse Fresco Hill or between Nine-horse Fresco Hill and Xingping. Hiking or cycling is also another way to explore the section.
On Xianggong Hill and Laozhai Mountain, you could not only see the gorgeous sunrise, but also can enjoy the bird’s eye of the Lijiang River and the picturesque views of the karst hills around.