As the mother river of Guilin area and one of the main tributaries to the Pearl River, Li River is universally recognized as one of the first-class scenic rivers in the world. Those who travel to Guilin will never finish his visit before visiting the Li River. Everyone knows to take a cruise to go downstream along it is a great approach to appreciate the beauty of the Li River. It is more than 70 kilometers (43 miles) to cruise down from the wharf on the south suburb of Guilin City to Yangshuo Town. Besides the cruise, another healthy and in-depth way is to hike along the Li River. During not matter cruising or hiking, one can see green pinnacle hills, clear water, clusters of bamboos, peaceful villages with houselets, fishermen with cormorants on their rafts and so many other countryside views. If you choose hiking, you can stop at any place that interests you the most at that moment. Such as an orchard to pick up some mandarin oranges, a village to talk to a local farmer, or a commanding height to take a panoramic picture of the river and the mountains. Another advantage to hike along the Li River is the hiking paths Hike Guilin choose are really off the beaten track. There are no other tourists!