“Shili” literally means “10 li” in Chinese. The “li” is known as Chinese mile, a traditional Chinese unit of distance. Now one “li” is equal to a half kilometer. The Shili Scenery Gallery in Yangshuo (阳朔十里画廊) refers to the memerrizing 6km-long road starting from the southern end of Kangzhan Road (抗战路) in downtown Yangshuo to Moon Hill in Gaotian Town.
The 6km scenic road is flanked by idyllic fields, weird caves, undulating karst hills, the charming Yulong River, old Banyan trees, ancient villages, and seasonal flowers, presenting a picturesque corridor which is dubbed as “Shili Scenery Gallery “.
No entry fee for the bucolic sightseeing country road. But there are around 10 pay attractions along the scenic corridor. These attraction sites are the result of the years’ inventment and tourist development by the local governments of all levels and private sectors as well.
The Shili Scenery Gallery has been a bit overdeveloped in recent years with too many tourist groups flocking here by bus during the tourist high season, espceially during summer vacation in July and Auguest. Though the tourist buses may line up closely along the scenic road, it is still worth experiencing the idyllic charm that permeates the whole gallery.
If you are going to visit Yangshuo on your Guilin tour, spend 2 or 3 hours to feel and touch the sightseeing Shili Scenery Gallery. You may cycle or even walk along the Shili Scenery Gallery. Bikes are available all over Yangshuo with a small amout of 10 yuan.
Follow me to feel the Shili Scenery Gallery.
No 103, Yabaoli, Chaoyang Distirct, Beijing, China
Mon - Sun 9.00 - 20.00