Lijiang River Travel Tips

On September 6, 2011, in Guilin, Rivers & Gorges, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Lijiang River, originating in the Yuecheng Mountain, is a main tributary of the Pearl River flowing through the eastern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The head water is Liudong River and the confluence of the Huangbo River and Chuangjiang River is called Rongjiang River. The Lijiang River stretches from Guilin to Yangshuo with a length of 437 km.

Best Time to visit Lijiang River

Ferries are available only at 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.

The prime time to visit Lijiang River is from April to October. However, avoid the May Day Holiday (1st-3rd May) and National Day Holiday (1st – 7th October) for these are peak tourist seasons for domestic visitors. The River could be crowded and the price slightly raised.

Lijiang River Best Routes

A two-day or longer visit is recommended.

Day 1: (Guilin)

Longchuanping Dock—-Mulong Cave by raft—-aquatic tour to Elephant Trunk Hill, Piled Silk Hill, Cockfight Mountain, Seven-Star Mountain etc. —-Prince City attraction

Day 2: (Yangshuo)

Xingping fishing village (Clinton delivered an environmental protection speech here in 1997)—-tour on Lijiang River—-Butterfly Spring—-Silver Cave.

Lijiang River Tickets

Peak season: 210 Yuan

Off season: 190 Yuan

Additional sightseeing section of Lijiang River: 70 Yuan

How to get to Lijiang River

To take a ferry:

Domestic visitors: Mopanshan Dock

Foreign visitors: Zhujiang Dock

Domestic and foreign visitors (during dry season): Yangdi Dock

Tourist Bus:

Bus 51-58

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