Two Rivers And Four Lakes
'Two Rivers and Four Lakes Park' is actually a live water
system in the central urban area of Guilin.
The project of water
system reconstruction was launched in 1998 and completed in 2002, forming a round-the-city
waterway that linking the four lakes Guihu Lake, Ronghu Lake(Banyan Lake), Shanhu
Lake(Fir Lake), Mulong Lake and the two rivers Li River, Taohua River(Peach-blossom
River) together, which enables Guilin to be a scenic city of park.
Ronghu (Banyan Lake) and Shanhu (Fir Lake) are two beautiful emerald lake parks
embedded in the center of Guilin. Back in the Tang Dynasty, they were parts of
the city moat. The two lakes are originally a whole before being divided into
two parts by the Yangqiao Bridge. The east is called the Fir Lake owing to the
fir trees growing around, and the west is named Banyan Lake thanks to a giant
banyan guarding the ancient city gate that enjoys a history of 1,000 years. Around
the lakes grow bamboo groves, peach and cassia trees. Zigzagging bridges lead
to the small islands dotting on the water. Though located in downtown, the lake
areas are beautiful and quiet.
Peach Blossom River is a tributary
of the Li River, traversing the western part of Guilin. In autumn the red leaves
along the river are spectacular.
Tourists can take boat trips
by the water route around the city. This brand new water entertainment will surely
adds charm to your stay in Guilin.