The Two Rivers and Four Lakes scenic area refers to the water loop consisting of Li River, Peach Blossom River, Mulong Lake, Gui Lake, Rong Lake, and Shan Lake that enclose downtown Guilin. A boat tour through the area is definitely a highlight of a Guilin city tour.
A two-rivers-four-lakes boat tour can be done on both days and nights. However, night cruises are far better. When night falls, many lanterns and lights are lit and music fountains in the lakes start to entertain the public, making the area a lovely place to go. Taking a sightseeing boat to cruise this inner-city water loop, you will get the most beautiful scenes of the night Guilin. It is one of the best things to do in Guilin to spend your night.
A Two Rivers and Four Lakes cruise lasts approximately 2 hours for over 7 kilometers. The area's past is filled with trees, plants, meandering paths, and small pavilions. The cruise will also past performances by local people of Guilin Opera, minority songs, and traditional Chinese music.
Typical sightseeing boats on the Two Rivers and Four Lakes scenic area are air-conditioned. With 360-degree cabin windows, the sightseeing boats offer exceptional visibility. 4 seats in a row, a sightseeing boat can accommodate 80 to 100 passengers at one time.
Highlights of the Two Rivers Four Lakes Night Cruise:
Night Cruise on the Four Lakes
Length: 60 minutes for a classic cruise
Time: usually at 19:25, 19:35, 20:20 and 20:40
(Time is subject to change. Please check with your local guide.)
Where to see: Guilin city
What to see: the night in Guilin city and four beautiful lakes in Guilin city