On the next day, we joined the day tour to Li River & Silver Cave. Since the spot that we got on the bamboo boat near Yangshuo is around 60km away from Guilin city centre, we woke up at 6am to catch up with the schedule.
Joining the day tour is a good idea when you did not make any plan. The day tour we joined included the pick up and drop off service, as well as the ticket fee. The service was good – the tour guide provided us the rain coat on this drizzling day.
We never thought that the weather could be freeze like this. Upon arrival, the icy cold wind just sneaked into my body. men……. Since it was drizzling, numerous promptly asked you to buy the raincoat and this and that. Hardly could we get on the bamboo boat.
The bamboo boats nowadays are not the traditional and original one you see on Chinese Movies. They are equipped with motor. Some are equipped with the cover ( so that you don’t need to worry about the rain). Or they are terribly painted in light blue color – blue bamboo boat ( such a weird taste).
The bamboo boat trip lasted for around 1 hour. It’s pretty much enough for us considering the icy cold wind. Each of us carried a DSLR and wore a huge jacket, a rain coat, and a life vest, which meant you can’t really move a lot. The situation on the bamboo boat was a bit messy. Still, we took a lot of nice pictures.
Both sides of the mountain with the Li River at the middle made me feel like being at the Jurassic Period, because I seldom see this kind of natural environment.
Indeed, it’s such a romantic place with all the mist covering the mountain. For sure, the poets could complete some marvellous poetries here.
Last time I saw this epic natural environment was during the Fjord trip in Norway. The limestone, the river and the mountain at Li River really resemble those at Norway.
In China, people tend to make up some names for the sight-seeing spots. The tour guide mentioned the names of some mountains which are in horse shape and etc. Yet, I just couldn’t find any of the horses. The Chinese are just too imaginative!
After around 1 hour, we got off from the boat and bought some ginger tea from old ladies, heading to next spot.