Two Rivers and
Four Lakes of Guilin
Li River, Taohua River, Shahu Lake,
Ronghu Lake, Guihu Lake and the newly dug Mulong
Lake are connected and liked up. The waterway
transportation makes up of Guilin's central round-the-city
water system, called "Two Rivers and Four Lakes".
More than 1000 years ago, there has formed in
Guilin a complete moat river system. Tour and
Recreation on water had been very much in a fashion
in the Tang and Song dynasty.
However, as history deposited, the
river courses were silted up and rivers and lakes
were separated and hindered, water quality became
bad and cultural relics were buried. The great
pomp of Guilin on the water didn't exist any more.
The Two Rivers and Four Lakes at the
turn of the century dreged the thousand-year-old
Waterway and make it a combination of historical
and modern culture and a galaxy of natural landscape
and ecological harmony between man and nature.
The wonderful scene of the water city as described
in the poem "A thousand hills stand around the
city, a river flows through it" reappears.