2 (Mostly Easy)
14.5 km (9 miles)
Xianggong Hill (Mountain Climb)—Dazhouling Village—Liandaowan–Xingping Town—Huashan Village—Lengshui Ferry—Laocuntou Villlage
Your guide and your driver with the car/van will meet you in your hotel at 8:30 am, a 1 and half hour drive will take you to Xianggongshan Hill about 60 km south of Guilin city.
Firstly, climb by the steps to the top of the hill, where a stunning panoramic view of the Li River and the karst mountains around can be enjoyed.
After coming down from the hill, take an ancient path downhill, going through Dazhouling Village and its surrounding fields and orchards of kumquat and pomelo, until you arrive at a countryside inn where you are suggested to have your lunch and have a rest.
After lunch, a leisure and easy walk through a forest of subtropical trees and bamboos will lead you to a ferry, from where a local ferry boat take you to the other side of the river. Stroll on the ancient street before walking to the point where they took a picture and had it printed on the 20-yuan bill of Chinese RMB.
Keep walking along the Li river while enjoying the gorgeous landscape scenery for about 3 kilometers until there comes another ferry. Take the ferry boat to cross the river and we enter another village named Lengshui. Look behind, a mountain cliff with a natural mural of nine horses appears. This is another famous scenic spot along the Li River. Walk from the Lengshui Village all the way along the Li River to Laocuntou, where your driver with his car/van await. An an-hour and 45-minute drive will take back to your hotel in the city or Yangshuo Town.