Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal
Noted as one of the highlights in Li River cruise, the Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal, also known as Yuanbao Mountain, is located in the area of Xingping Ancient Town. There are seven hills standing along the river bank and the reflection of hills on the glassy surface of the river forms an impressive picture, making it a must-see view for travelers taking the cruise journey.
In sunny days, the beautiful scene blurs the boundary of the river bank, so that visitors could view a yellow cloth hanging from the sky to the bottom of the river, and that's why it got the name of the "Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal."
This spot is also adopted as backside scenery of 20 RMB banknote due to its splendid views along the Li River. There is no doubt that Guilin has the perfect combination of mountains and waters, and its scenery has been the best representative of the Chinese landscape. A famous Chinese poet Han Yu (768-824) once praised that "The Li River winds like a green silk ribbon, while the hills are like jade hairpins."