The Li River is decorated with karst hills/mountains on either side. Flowing through the City of Guilin, the Li River neighbors with several well-know mountains for hundreds of years, witnessing the development of the city. The mountains are Fubo Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill, Diecai Hill, and Yu Hill. On the top of the Fubo Hill, visitors can enjoy the panoramic views of the whole city while the Elephant Trunk Hill is one of the old landmarks in Guilin.
Mopanshan Hill near the departure point of the 3-star Li River Cruise features stunning sunrise. Xianggong Hill in the Yangshuo Countryside is one of the mountains near the Li River offering good spots to photographing the sunrise. Compared to Mopanshan Hill, Xianggong Hill is very crowded with tourists.