Evening Inner Lakes
The Two Rivers and Four Lakes scenic
area refers to the water loop consisted of Li
River, Peach Blossom River, Mulong Lake, Gui Lake,
Rong Lake, and Shan Lake that enclose the downtown
Guilin. A boat tour through the area is definitely
a highlight of a Guilin city tour.
A two-rivers-four-lakes boat tour
can be done during both days and nights. However
the night cruises are far better. When night falls,
many lanterns and lights are lit and music fountains
in the lakes start to entertain the public, making
the area a lovely place to go. Taking a sightseeing
boat to cruise this inner city water loop, you
will get the most beautiful scenes of the night
Guilin. It is one of the best things to do to
in Guilin to spend your night.
A Two Rivers and Four Lakes cruise
lasts approximately 1.5 hours for over 7 kilometers.
The areas past are filled with trees, plants,
meandering paths, and small pavilions. The cruise
will also past performances by local people of
Guilin Opera, minority songs, traditional Chinese
There is an environmental protection
project that connects Guilin's four inner lakes
together to Peach Blossom River and Li River.
Four inner lakes are Shahu Lake, Ronghu Lake,
Guihu Park, Mulong Lake, which are all located
in the downtown of city. After the complete in
the year of 2000, the 4-lake area has been turned
into a giant natural park. There are various bridges
over lakes, all kinds of plants and pavilions
on the banks. Nowadays, you can take a yacht along
the 4 lakes to tour the famous Elephant Hill,
Fubo Hill, Folded and Brocade Hill.
Banyan Lake and Fir Lake are located
in downtown Guilin. They are like two pieces of
crystal embedded in the central part of the city.
The origin of both parks dates back to Tang Dynasty
when they were part of a city moat. As Guilin
expanded to the south, the moat became a lake
within the city area.
Built in Song-Dynasty, Blue Ribbon
Bridge (now Sun Bridge) separates the lakes. The
Cedar Lake was named after the cedar trees growing
on the shore and the Banyan Part got its name
because of a large banyan tree standing on shore
near the 1,000-year-old South City Gate. The two
lakes together were often referred to as Round
Lake . A Zigzag bridges lead to the Mid-lake Isle
, which is dotted with long corridors, waterside
pavilions and ancient buildings.
The Two Rivers and Four Lakes scenery
area points the two rivers-Li River ( part of
downtown area ), Taohua River (Peach-blosom River
) link with together the four lakes-Guihu Lake,
Ronghu Lake, Shanhu Lake, Mulong Lake to form
a round-the-city waterway attraction. At present,
it is divided into three main theme scenery area,
Mulong ancient water channel scenery
area-Taking the Mulong Ancient Ferry, Old City-wall
as main spots, the baoji Hill and Diecai Hill
as background to show the city's culture.
Guihu Lake scenery area-Taking the
natural and wild interests as special characteristics
Ronghu Lake-Shan-hu Lake scenery area-To show
the artistic Conception of "the city is in
scenery while the scenery is in city", taking
the city's space between hills and rivers as characteristics.
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