Attractions

River in Lí River

Yùlóng River

The scenery along this small, quiet river about 6km southwest of Yángshuò is breathtaking. It is visited by hiring a boatman in Yángshuò for the lazy float up the river. Tell the boatman you want to visit the fairy-…
Hill in Lí River

Moon Hill

A 30-minute – extremely sweaty – climb up steps to the magnificent natural arch that adorns Moon Hill is rewarded with both lost calories and some exhilarating views of surrounding peaks and the tapestry of flat fie…
Village in Xìngpíng

Fish Village

You can hike the mountain behind Xìngpíng, past pomelo and orange groves, to sleepy Fish Village. Miraculously untouched during the Sino-Japanese War and the Cultural Revolution, the 400-year-old village has friendl…
Village in Lí River

Lóngtán Village

This fascinating village about 1.5km beyond Moon Hill is a treasure trove of traditional Qing-dynasty architecture. Beyond the initial, slightly cheesy scenic area at the beginning, you reach the village proper, whe…
Historic Building in Liúgōng

Déyuè Building

Once among Lí River's most beautiful buildings, Déyuè, with its ornate embellishments, stands weather-beaten by the river like a frail diva. The name literally means 'Obtain the Moon Building' and residents say it u…
Historic Site in Xìngpíng

Xìngpíng Ancient Stage

The highlight of Xìngpíng's old street is this well-preserved and attractive Qing dynasty opera stage. You can see intricate carvings depicting operatic scenes and slash marks made by prop weaponry on the pillars. I…
Landmark in Lí River

Big Banyan Tree

This colossal banyan tree, it limbs propped up by wooden poles, is quite a sight set against the karst hills. It's also a major tourist magnet, so don't expect much peace and quiet. Beyond the vast tree itself, you …