Li River features the background of 20 Yuan note, that is called Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal. Lying near the Nine-horse Fresco Hill in Xingping Old Town, it is one of the highlight spots along the river.
At the Viewpoint of Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal, you can appreciate it from the best angel. Alternatively, the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is a good choice to admire the view at a close range. The cruise boat passing by Yangdi and the Nine-horse Fresco Hill, the river surface gradually widens. If no wind flows, the quiet surface looks like a mirror and the reflections of the karst mountains/hills and the mountains in the river make for breathtaking views.
Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal on the 20 Yuan note is situated south of the Nine-horse Fresco Hill. The reflection is acclaimed as the most beautiful reflection in the river compared to other reflections of the karst hills along the Li River. At the shoal, the water is see-through that tourists can view the large beige slab at the bottom of the river. The slab is like a yellow cloth lying on the river bed, which the name of Yellow Cloth Shoal is named after.
On either side of the shoal, 7 karst hills in different sizes and heights guards the shoal. At the shoal, green bamboo forests witnesses the Li River cruise boats and the private Li River motorized rafts coming and going on the river for tens of years.
Whether the Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal is gorgeous depends on the weather condition. When it is rainy, the reflection is broken by raindrops. On foggy days, the reflection is hidden in the fog. Only when it is fine, the reflection will present the most stunning view.
Tourists can appreciate it not only on the Li River cruise boat but also on the private Li River motorized raft and at the opposite bank of the river. As the background of 20 Yuan note, the Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal is also a great background for photographing the Li River sunset.