Yellow Cloth Shoal

Guilin Yellow Cloth Shoal, Guilin Attractions, Guilin Travel Guide

Boating downstream southward from the Mural Hill about 500 meters, peaks become steep and the river become wide and quiet. A huge yellow flagstone lying under the limpid waters can easily be seen. It is like a cloth piece and people called it Yellow Cloth Shoal. It has become very attractive to tourists because the water here is extremely clear and calm and it mirrors perfect images of the peaks in this area. The Shoal is escorted by seven peaks at both sides of the Li River resembling seven fairy ladies. A legend goes that the seven peaks are fairy girls from the heaven who took baths in the river. Enthralled by the charming scene, they stayed here and become into the peaks. With verdant bamboos, the green peaks under the blue sky reflected on the quiet waters create a spectacular scene. Sometimes, people doubt they see boats floating on hill tops. Many Chinese paintings and poems use these scenes and tourists run out of films for their cameras. This is the best place to appreciate the reflection of the peaks in the water.