Two Rivers And
'Located in picturesque Guilin City, Two
Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Spot refer to the landscape
located around the city which includes Li River (the
part within the city), Taohua (Peach Blossom) River,
Mulong Lake, Guihu Lake, Ronghu Lake and Shanhu Lake.
After years' of development, it can be also divided
into Mulong ancient water way scenic area reflecting
city culture, Guihu Lake Scenic Area featured by natural
beauty and rustic charm and Ronghu-Shanhu Lake Scenic
Area showing the elegant demeanor of the landscape ecology
city. From these natural and manmade sights, visitors
can truly feel the born beauty and deep cultural details
of Guilin City.
Guihu Lake Scenic Area: Guihu Lake was
originally the city moat of the western Guilin City
in Song Dynasty (960-1279). It measures over 1,700 meters
(1 mile) from north to south and about 110 meters (120
yards) wide on average. A large number of precious arbors
and flowers are planted along the lake, such as banyan
tree garden, gingko garden, white pines garden, redwood
garden, magnolia garden and palm garden. It is also
a world of bridges such as Xiqing Bridge, Baoxian Bridge,
Lize Bridge, Yingbin Bridge and Guanyin Bridge where
visitors can enjoy the beautiful landscape and find
them a good setting to take photos. It is not exaggerating
to call it an Expo combining famous gardens, flowers,
trees and bridges in one. Walk in it, visitors will
feel fresh and comfortable as if attaining the perfection
of the harmony between man and nature.
Ronghu-Shanhu Lake Scenic Area: Its history
can be traced back to Tang (618-907) and Song dynasties.
Originally called Nanyang River, it was the manmade
city moat of the southern Guilin at that time. In Yuan
Dynasty (1271-1368), people called it Jianhu Lake. It
was enlarged in Ming Dynasty and became an inner lake,
and from that time on on, many local governments and
public offices were installed by the lake. The rich
and the famous all built their houses on the lakeside
one after another. Many poets and intellectuals have
written a lot of poems and literary pieces to describe
the charming beauty of the lake.
Mulong Lake Scenic Area: It features the
integration of historical culture into the nature. To
the north of Mulong Lake, visitors can find a group
of manmade sights such as Dongzhen Gate and the site
of the City Wall in Song Dynasty. A very large building
complex is scattered around. The construction includes
Song Street, Half-side Street, Mulong Pagoda, Mulong
at Night, and Ancient Song City. Mulong Pagoda was built
by imitating Longhua Pagoda in Song Dynasty in Shanghai.
Besides, there is an ecological landscape zone between
the southern Mulong Lake and Diecai Hill where visitors
can admire forest, grass, falls and streams.
Li River and Taohua (Peach Blossom)
River: The beautiful Li River, like a poem and a picture,
is an important component of the mountains and waters
in Guilin. Taohua River was diverged into Li River in
Ming Dynasty. The two rivers thus connected and have
added more beauty to each other.
Guilin Travel Attractions
Palace & Mausoleum
Rivers And Four Lakes
River Folk Custom Center