2004 copyright @ Control and balance center of Lijiang River visit,Guilin City

Li River has been ever named as Gui Water, Gui River and East River in history. It passes through Guilin---the third largest city and the political, economic, transport, cultural and tourist center of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Because of the unique and beautiful natural scenery---Guilin Landscape gestated in this drainage area, Guilin is famous for its beautiful scenery, green mountains, clear water, spectacular caves and pretty rocks and has become a nice place of interest popular both at home and abroad. Li River belongs to the upriver reach of Gui River which is a part of the Pear River water system and originates from the south side of the 1732ms high Laoshan Peak, Yuecheng Mountain Range which is the common boundary of XingˇŻan and Ziyuan county. The climate there is mild subtropical. Li River has rich natural landscapes. As early as the South Song Dynasty, Guilin has long laid claim to having the most beautiful landscape under heaven. A lot of excellent poems and literary works in modern or ancient appreciated the beauty of this charming river lingered in the south China for its long history and civilization. "Beautiful landscape is mellow and sweet wine that makes visitors drunk, sip and drink it, there comes a poem in heart" is the praise given by numerous visitors.

A poem says," The river is a green silk ribbon, and the hills look like jade hair-pins". Li River and caves are represents of those beautiful landscapes which are famous for the green mountains, clear water, spectacular cave and beautiful rocks. The 83kms reach between Guilin and Yangshuo which is also called "Li River Highlight Tour" is full of nice sceneries such as deep pool, dangerous shoal and wonderful spring and fall. It is a centralized zone where karst landform developed typically and collect the elite of Guilin landscape, which makes you feel "A hundred miles Li River, a hundred miles pictures gallery." The scenery area now has 179 economical or luxury cruise boats which are all air-conditioned. Among them, there are 97 boats were awarded "Civilization Route" "Youth civilization" by Guilin city, municipality, Ministry of Communications and the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee. The new established Mopanshan Dock which costs over 20 million yuan is a window of Guilin open to