Cruising on the Li River

River cruising is always an adventure.

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Li River: 18th May 2014

We arrived at Guilin from Chengdu late in the evening, after dark. So, we didn’t, at first, see the scenery until the morning, when we awoke to a view from the hotel room window that is the best I’ve seen so far on this tour. We looked out on to a vista of towering limestone pinnacles for which Guilin is famous. It’s also famous for its rain … a bit like the English Lake District, really.

But, we didn’t stay very long. After breakfast, we headed for the dock, where we boarded a boat which would take us for a four-hour cruise up the Li River to Yangshuo.

It’s a popular cruise, for, once more, we were joined by a veritable flotilla of boats leaving Guilin, all at the same time.

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The cruise took us through another spectacular gorge between the mountains, some of…

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