Lijiang River

Lijiang River

:"For the city in Yunnan Province, see Lijiang City. For other uses, see Lijiang"

The Li River or Li Jiang (Chinese: 漓江, pinyin: Lí Jiāng) is a river in Guangxi Province, China. (Also see the Li River disambiguation page.)The Li River originates in the Mao'er Mountains in Xing'an county and flows through Guilin, Yangshuo and Pingle, down into the Xi Jiang, the western tributary of the Pearl River in Wuzhou, its course of 437 kilometers is flanked by green hills. Cormorant fishing is often associated with the Lijiang. Its unusual karst topography hillsides have often been compared to those at Halong Bay, Vietnam. []

Li River scenery

Along the 100-kilometer stretch of the Li River, mountain peaks rise into the sky. It is one of China's most famous scenic areas.

#Reed-Flute Rock: a limestone cave with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites, stalacto-stalagmites, rocky curtains, and cave corals.
#Seven-Star Park: the largest park in Guilin.
#Mountain of Splendid Hues: a mountain consisting of many layers of variously colored rocks.
#Elephant-Trunk Hill: a hill that looks like a giant elephant drinking water with its trunk. It is symbol of the city of Guilin.
#Lingqu Canal: dug in 214 BC, is one of the three big water conservation projects of ancient China and the oldest existing canal in the world.
#Other attractions include: Duxiu Peak, Nanxi Park, the Taohua River, the Giant Banyan, and the Huashan-Lijiang National Folklore Park.

The imagery of the Li River is featured on the 20 yuan note (see photo).

Gallery of Li River

ee also

* Geography of China
* List of rivers in China

External links

* [ Guilin and Lijiang River National Park]

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