The Li River is a tributary in the People's Republic of China that flows through the Guangxi Autonomous Region in the south-east of the country. It connects the cities of Guilin and Yangshuo, and has been named by the CNN one of the 'world's 15 best rivers for travellers'.
The 83 km water course offers one of the most spectacular landscapes in this part of Asia, with mysterious caves, impressive mountains, breath-taking cliffs and bamboo forests that reach the river banks.
It is one of the most popular travel destinations in China, attracting thousands of people every year.
This old poem written by renowned Chinese writer Han Yu (768-824) shows the awe this stunning course inspires: 'the river winds like a green silk ribbon while the hills are like jade hairpins'.