Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Li River (from Guilin to Yangshuo)

From Guilin, the capital of Guangxi Province, we took a riverboat trip south to Yangshuo. For the better part of a day we got to see some of China's most incredible scenery from the water. Guilin and Yangshuo's karst mountains make this one of the most painted and photographed places in China.

Bamboo raft. Many small rafts like these hook onto larger tourist boats in an attempt to sell local trinkets like jade lions and quartz crystals.

In winter the Li River's water level drops considerably. In the Spring the water level should return to the tree line on the bank of the river.

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