What scenery is the finest under heaven? A Chinese may tell you the scenery of Guilin. The city, in the northern of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is noted for its verdant mountains, beautiful waters, magnificent crags, and fantastic caverns. The 437 km Lijiang River's source is at Mount Mao'er at Xing'an County northeast of Guilin, and it passes through Guilin, Yangshuo, and other places. The 83-kilometer-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo forms a gallery of landscape painting. Among the pinnacles and hillocks, the Lijiang River is just like a jade ribbon, as a poem says: The River is a green silk ribbon, and the hills are jade hair-pins.
Why not rent a boat to travel leisurely down the lijiang River? You will find yourself in a traditional Chinese landscape Painting.