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Li River Sunrise

Li River Sunrise

Overview

The Li River sunrise has been the photography materials of many photographers and nature lovers. The stunning Li River sunrise with the karst landscape around is great for photographing. Follow us to see the good spots for photographing the Li River sunrise.

The Li River starts at Cat Mountain (Mao’er Mountain) in Xing’an, flows to Guilin and Yangshuo and finally reaches to Pingle. From the mountain to the ending point, the river runs for 164 kilometers long.

As is well-known, Xianggong Hill is a great spot to appreciate the Li River sunrise. On sunny days, the sunrise breaks through the cloud sea. Before its appearance, the could sea as well as the karst hills around and the Xianggong Village across the river is colored with golden light.

The Li River Cruise is the #1 Activity in Guilin!

The process of the sun rising is very amazing. If you would like to take pictures of the Li River sunrise on the hill, it is strongly recommended that you arrive at the hill in to very early morning as it is very popular among local and foreign photographers.

Yangshuo Bridge is also a good point of enjoy the Li River sunrise. Located around 2 kilometers southeast of the West Street in Yangshuo, the bridge is another option to take photos of the Li River sunrise. At dawn, the sun slowly rises from the back of the karst hills along the river. At one time, if you see from an appropriate angle, you’ll see it seems that the sun like a round golden light were on the top of one hill.

Laozhai Mountain in Xingping Old Town offers beautiful Li River sunrise as well. As the road on the mountain offers no handrails plus some sections of the road are rusty and steep iron steps, it can be very dangerous in the very early morning to climb the mountain to admire the Li River sunrise. Thus, it is not suggested that the younger children and the elder explore it.
The Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal also features amazing Li River sunrise to enjoy. The background of the 20 CNY note works great background for the sunrise. If you are a professional photographer, you could invite a cormorant fisherman and his cormorants to be part of the photography materials on the Li River.

In the City of Guilin, you also could enjoy the Li River sunrise at a few spots. The Elephant Trunk Hill is one of them. On the top, you’ll see the Chuanshan Park in the distance. The hollow hole on one end of the Chuanshan Hill is the highlight there. Daxu Old Town is another option to enjoy the Li River sunrise.

​At the banks of the Li River in the town, not only the sunrise but also local fishing boats are great for the photography materials. Mopanshan Hill also offers stunning sunrise to appreciate. The hill is near the Mopanshan Pier where the 3-star Li River cruise big boat depart in Guilin. If you’d like to, you could appreciate the sunrise from the hill before enjoying the 3-star cruise boat.

There are many good spots in Guilin countryside which are around 30 minutes ride to Guilin City featuring breathtaking Li River sunrise as well. In addition, it is very quiet with few tourists not like the Xianggong Hill in Yangshuo countryside. The section of the Li River in Xiaqin Village (下秦村) is a good point to appreciate the sunrise in a quiet environment. You could not only enjoy the sunrise but also can see local villagers doing their daily work.​

Book Li River Cruise Tickets

The Luxury Li River Cruise is the best choice (and most luxurious option) to experience the Li River – available on set dates only and sells out quickly.

CRUISES ON SET DATES.

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USD $128.00
per person

The Deluxe Li River Cruise operates each day, providing visitors a deluxe experiences with excellent facilities daily.

​CRUISES DAILY.

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USD $99.00
per person

The Superior Li River Boat Cruise is the 3-star Boat option for experiencing the Li River. It operates on a daily basis with multiple boats daily.

​CRUISES DAILY.

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USD $78.00
per person