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A three-day travel route in Yizhou
Updated: 2020-03-20

Yizhou, a district in the city of Hechi, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, is renowned as the hometown of Liu Sanjie, a legendary female folk singer of the Zhuang ethnic group. It has made increased efforts to promote its cultural tourism in recent years.

A variety of top-quality travelling routes integrating Yizhou's traditional culture and splendid natural scenery have been launched to enable visitors to experience the beauty of the place.

Here is a three-day travel route in Yizhou.

Day 1

The first stop of this route is Liusanjie Music Fountain Square (刘三姐音乐喷泉广场/Liusanjie Yinyue Penquan Guangchang), a landmark in Yizhou, where visitors can see the 13-meter-high white marble statue for Liu Sanjie and enjoy the Liusanjie song culture.

Then it's off to Huixian (Fairy Meeting) Mountain Scenic Area (会仙山景区/Huixian Shan Jingqu), home of the nation's only monument for Shi Dakai, also known as Wing King or phonetically translated as Yi-Wang, of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom (1851-64) and the earliest name tablet of the 500 arhats in China.

The Former Residence of Liusanjie in Yizhou district, Hechi. [Photo/Hechi Daily]

Day 2

Setting out from the downtown area of Yizhou, visitors will first go to Xiangbei River Scenic Area (祥贝河景区/Xiangbei He Jingqu) on the second day. Taking a boat or a bamboo raft at the scenic area allows visitors to enjoy the natural scenery and the site of the water wheel, which can be dated back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279).

Getting off the boat or bamboo raft, visitors will arrive at the Lizhi Karst Cave (荔枝洞/Lizhi Dong) after about a 10 minute walk.

The last stop of the day is Sanmenyan Temple (三门岩寺/Sanmenyan Si), which can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The numerous Buddha statues in the karst caves here are a must see.

Day 3

Zhuanggulao Scenic Area (壮古佬风景区/Zhuanggulao Fengjing Qu) of the Xiajian River (下枧河/Xiajian He) is the only destination on the third day of this route.

Taking a boat along the river, visitors can not only enjoy the splendid natural scenery along the river, but also experience the folk performances of the Zhuang people.

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