The Li River (simplified Chinese: 漓江; pinyin: Lí Jiāng) or Lijiang River is a river in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.Contents [hide]1 Background 2 Scenery of the Li River 3 Image gallery 4 See also 5 References 6 External links  BackgroundThe Li River originates in the Mao'er Mountains in Xing'an Сounty and flows in the general southern direction through Guilin, Yangshuo and Pingle. In Pingle the Li River merges with two other streams, and continues south as the Gui River, which falls into the Xi Jiang, the western tributary of the Pearl River, in Wuzhou.The upper course of the River Li is connected by the ancient Lingqu Canal with the Xiang River, which flows north into the Yangtze; this in the past made the Li and Gui Rivers part of a highly important waterway connecting the Yangtze Valley with the Pearl River Delta.The 437-kilometer course of the Li and Gui Rivers is flanked by green hills. Cormorant fishing is often associated with the Lijiang (see bird intelligence). Its unusual karst topography hillsides have often been compared to those at Halong Bay, Vietnam. Scenery of the Li RiverAlong the 100-kilometer stretch of the Li River, mountain peaks rise into the sky. It is one of China's most famous scenic areas, featured in many scroll paintings. Features include: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 fifth series of the 20 yuan note.
西山石窟景区奇景有：世界之最 “千手观音”，溶洞内有着世界唯一，高达六米，宽十三米，真正拥有一千两百八十只手及眼的“千手千眼观世音菩萨” 。世界洞内石窟之最“卧佛”，利用洞内天然岩石巧夺天工，塑造了世界溶洞内长达43米的最大释迦牟尼“涅槃像”。世界之最“百帝浮雕”长廊，“百帝浮雕”，高两米多，长达两百米，堪称世界之最；雕刻华夏百位帝王浮雕像，配以相关人物历史背景，记载历代帝王的是非功过。华南唯一“五百罗汉堂”