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Shutong Hill

Shutong Hill rises up on the right bank of the Li River. It is the smallest peak along the bank of the Li River


Shutong Hill stands prominently at the junction of the Tianjia River and the Li River . It is 10 meters high stretches out in a slot on the north hillside, the smallest peak along the bank of the Li River. There is a legend about this hill, long long ago, there lived a evil dragon in the Li River and endangered the local people. One day, a schoolboy received a sealed book from his teacher which taugh him how to conquer this vicious creature. At last the school boy conquered the dragon ,but for fear that the dragon might play a trick of opossum, the schoolboy, holding the book, stood by the riverside and changed into a hill to protect the local people. Looked around from Shutong Hill, there are  majestic hanticleer Hill, Zhuobi Peak and old buildings and bridges, consisting a colorful landscape painting

The Hill can easily be reached by bicycle. If you go across Yangshuo Bridge and continue for about 300 metres then look for the turnoff on the right onto a narrow road.

 Looked around from Shutong Hill, there are  majestic hanticleer Hill, Zhuobi Peak and old buildings and bridges, consisting a colorful landscape painting.You can view it in its full splendour in Spring and Autumn.

Guilin's scenery is often noted as the most beautiful of the world. Yangshuo's scenery is, arguably, superior to that of Guilin.

Originated in Mountain Mao'er at Xing'an county northeast of Guilin, Li River winds its way southeast for about 437 km, passing through Guilin, Yangshuo, Pingle, Zhaoping and finally meets Xi River in Wulin. It boasts the largest and most beautiful scenic area in China and attracts thousands of visitors.

The 83-km-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is the centerpiece of Li River, decorated with rolling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves, leisurely boats and lined bamboos. A poem says: "The river is a green silk ribbon, and the hills are jade hair-pins."

The clean and clear Li River goes through Yangshuo for 56 km. On both banks of the river, magical peaks and push green bamboo trees reflect off the mirror like surface of the water to paint beautiful mountain and water murals. The most notable scenic spots along the river are in Yangshuo, i.e, Nine-Horse Mural Hill, Yellow Cloth Reflection, Xingping Village, Greeb Lotus Hill, Shutong Hill, etc.

The Moon Hill, the Big Banyan Tree, and Dragon River, also call the Yulong River, a famous tributary of Li River are also located in Yangshuo. Yulong River is a paradise for bamboo raftling because of its green hills, silky water and ancient bridges.

As the old saying goes, "Guilin's scenery is the most beautiful in the world, Yangshuo 's scenery is far more superior to that of Guilin's". From this, one can know that the natural scenery of Yangshuo is unique and like none other in the world. In Yangshuo County alone, there are over 20,000 hill and over 250 scenic spits

Cruising on the crystal clear Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo is the centerpiece of any trip to Guangxi Province. This river is the soul of Guilin, where nature shows its creativity, giving the area the fame of "the finest scenery under heaven". There are many ways to travel the Li Rive. The glamour of the Li River comes from not only the crystal clear water but more from the uniquely shaped Karst hills, rice paddies, and bamboo groves lining the rive. Once you are there, you will be overwhelmed and forget time.

Li River is the largest and most beautiful Karst landscape tourism attraction all over the world. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Water buffalo patrol the fields, peasants reap rice paddies, school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. With its breathtaking scenery and taste of a life far removed from the concrete metropolis, the scenery along the Li River become one of China's top tourist destinations.

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