Li River Listed among the World’s 15 Best Rivers for Travelers

China’s Li River was listed as one of the world’s 15 best rivers for travelers, according to a recent article published on the CNN website.

li river in guilin

The ranking of the world’s 15 best rivers for travelers was made on five travel criteria: scenic beauty, nature, and wildlife, culture, adventure and activity options. Li River was listed mainly for its scenic beauty and activity options. It is the only river in China shown on the list.

The Li River winds through countless conical limestone peaks with its smooth water reflecting the enchanting scenery. The 83-km stretch of Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo entices numerous people to cruise. For thousands of years, it has been the source of inspiration for poets and painters.

The scenery of Li River is fine all year round, but the best time to see the Li River is from April to October. In April, drizzles and mists weave themselves on the water, hide the mountains and expose them in moments of surprise, presenting a magical landscape painting. In autumn the weather is cool and pleasant with the scent of sweet osmanthus floating in the air.

Li River offers lots of activity options for tourists: cruising, kayaking, bamboo rafting, swimming, hiking, etc. Yulong River, a tributary of Li River, likewise offers stunning scenery. Many travelers choose to take a traditional bamboo raft to enjoy the picturesque scenery along the river.


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