Welcome to Li River
The countryside of Yángshuò and the region through which the Lí River (the body of water that connects Guìlín and Yángshuò) and its tributary waterways flow offer weeks of exploration by bike, boat, foot or any combination thereof. Scenes that inspired generations of Chinese painters are the standard here: wallowing water buffalo and farmers tending their crops against a backdrop of limestone peaks. Some of the villages come alive on market days, which operate on a three-, six- and nine-day monthly cycle. The Yùlóng River, the very pretty tributary of the Lí River, courses through this region, making for fantastic day trips, with riverside villages to explore, ancient settlements to stop by and verdant hills to climb.