The Two Rivers and Four Lakes scenic area refers to the water loop consisted of Li River, Peach Blossom River, Mulong Lake, Gui Lake, Rong Lake, and Shan Lake that enclose the downtown Guilin. A boat tour through the area is definitely a highlight of a Guilin city tour.
A two-rivers-four-lakes boat tour can be done during both days and nights. However the night cruises are far better. When night falls, many lanterns and lights are lit and music fountains in the lakes start to entertain the public, making the area a lovely place to go. Taking a sightseeing boat to cruise this inner city water loop, you will get the most beautiful scenes of the night in Guilin. It is one of the best things to do in Guilin to spend your night.
A Two Rivers and Four Lakes cruise lasts approximately 2 hours for over 7 kilometers. The areas past are filled with trees, plants, meandering paths, and small pavilions. The cruise will also past performances by local people of Guilin Opera, minority songs, traditional Chinese music.
Typical sightseeing boats on the Two Rivers and Four Lakes scenic area are air-conditioned. With 360-degree cabin windows, the sightseeing boats offer exceptional visibility. 4 seats in a raw, a sightseeing boat can accommodate 80 to 100 passengers at one time.