Peach Blossom River Guilin Introduction

2021-12-22 15:33:42 Attractions 0 461

The Peach Blossom River (桃花江) is a tributary of the Li River, traversing the western part of Guilin . In autumn the red leaves along the river are spectacular. It was called ” the Yangjiang River “(阳江) in the past. It originates from the Enmo Mountain(恩磨山) and the Weiluo Hill (维罗岭) of the northwest Guilin.

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The Peach Blossom River was once known as the Yangjiang River, and it was the main tributary of the Lijiang River. It originated from the south-east of the Central Ridge in Lingchuan County of Guilin City. It flowed from the north to the south through the west of Guilin City, flowing 18.4 kilometers through the urban area and flowing into the Lijiang River in the southeast.Back in the Song Dynasty, the river was connected to the West Lake and the clear pond. It reached the lotus pond in front of the Ludiyan.The flow of the Peach Blossom River was gentle and quiet. The mountain peaks along the coast reflected a picturesque scenery. It had a different kind of sentiment. The past generations of voyages were very prosperous.The second phase of the two rivers and four lakes in Guilin City was to open the water channel from the Peach Blossom River to the Lotus Lake and further develop the Peach Blossom River.Now, the dredging of the lower reaches of the Peach Blossom River and the landscape construction on both sides had been completed. From the Peach Blossom River Bridge on the West Ring Road to the junction of the Peach Blossom River and the Lijiang River on Xiangshan Mountain, the total length was 2.07 kilometers. The dredging of 30,000 cubic meters had increased the bottleneck of the river channel by 15%. The normal depth of the river reached 1.6 meters.At the same time, the original embankment was transformed into an ecological revetment. A large number of trees and ground cover plants were planted, and there were stacked stones, artificial waterfalls, gushing springs, small bridges, trestles, walking paths, and reliefs. Coupled with the lighting, it was even more graceful and gorgeous.


The peach flowers on both sides of the river provide pleasant shade in the hot summer. “The Autumn Moon on the Yangjiang River”(阳江秋月) is one of the eight most famous sights in the ancient Guilin. People are often struck by the singular beauty of clear water, peach blossoms, and spectacular hills. Cruising down the river, people will see a different landscape. The hills on either side of the clear river appear as if they are floating on water. This view has stirred the imagination of many poets and artists for centuries.


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