Guilin Evening Cruise on 2 Rivers and 4 Lakes
Recommended evening Guilin Tour: Evening Cruise on 2 Rivers and 4 Lakes, a dream tour on the Guilin Water System. This is a very scenic tour within Guilin city. It consists of two rivers and four lakes namely the Li River, Taohua River and the lakes of Ronghu, Shahu, Guihu and Mulong. This water tour is available day and night. You can see the three scenic Chinese classical gardens at the lakes of Ronghu, Shahu and Mulong while admiring the famous traditional hills of Elephant Hill, FuBo Hill, Yao Hill, BaoJi Hill and Laoren Hill, etc.
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Guilin evening tour
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The Two Rivers and Four Lakes scenic area refers to the water loop consisted of Li River, Peach Blossom River, Mulong Lake, Gui Lake, Rong Lake, and Shan Lake that enclose the downtown Guilin. A boat tour through the area is definitely a highlight of a Guilin city tour. (/)
A two-rivers-four-lakes boat tour can be done during both days and nights. However the night cruises are far better. When night falls, many lanterns and lights are lit and music fountains in the lakes start to entertain the public, making the area a lovely place to go. Taking a sightseeing boat to cruise this inner city water loop, you will get the most beautiful scenes of the night Guilin. It is one of the best things to do to in Guilin to spend your night.
A Two Rivers and Four Lakes cruise lasts approximately 1.5 hours for over 7 kilometers. The areas past are filled with trees, plants, meandering paths, and small pavilions. The cruise will also past performances by local people of Guilin Opera, minority songs, traditional Chinese music.
There is an environmental protection project that connects Guilin's four inner lakes together to Peach Blossom River and Li River. Four inner lakes are Shahu Lake, Ronghu Lake, Guihu Park, Mulong Lake, which are all located in the downtown of city. After the complete in the year of 2000, the 4-lake area has been turned into a giant natural park. There are various bridges over lakes, all kinds of plants and pavilions on the banks. Nowadays, you can take a yacht along the 4 lakes to tour the famous Elephant Hill, Fubo Hill, Folded and Brocade Hill.
Banyan Lake and Fir Lake are located in downtown Guilin. They are like two pieces of crystal embedded in the central part of the city. The origin of both parks dates back to Tang Dynasty when they were part of a city moat. As Guilin expanded to the south, the moat became a lake within the city area.
Built in Song-Dynasty, Blue Ribbon Bridge (now Sun Bridge) separates the lakes. The Cedar Lake was named after the cedar trees growing on the shore and the Banyan Part got its name because of a large banyan tree standing on shore near the 1,000-year-old South City Gate. The two lakes together were often referred to as Round Lake . A Zigzag bridges lead to the Mid-lake Isle , which is dotted with long corridors, waterside pavilions and ancient buildings.
The Two Rivers and Four Lakes scenery area points the two rivers-Li River ( part of downtown area ), Taohua River (Peach-blosom River ) link with together the four lakes-Guihu Lake, Ronghu Lake, Shanhu Lake, Mulong Lake to form a round-the-city waterway attraction. At present, it is divided into three main theme scenery area, it includs:
Mulong ancient water channel scenery area-Taking the Mulong Ancient Ferry, Old City-wall as main spots, the baoji Hill and Diecai Hill as background to show the city's culture.
Guihu Lake scenery area-Taking the natural and wild interests as special characteristics Ronghu Lake-Shan-hu Lake scenery area-To show the artistic Conception of "the city is in scenery while the scenery is in city", taking the city's space between hills and rivers as characteristics.
Li River, Guilin
Peach Blossom River
Sunset Li River