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Slices of Life Along China’s Li River

Slides of Life Along the Li River near Guilin, China, a photo essay by Jerry Kalman
Slides of Life Along the Li River near Guilin, China, a photo essay by Jerry Kalman
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Rush hour on the Li River as riverboats depart with visitors traveling along the river
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Riverboats are massed along the quay as visitors board for their trip on the Li River
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The Li River flows through the Li River Scenic Area, a beautiful stretch of river, gorges and beach=side scenes
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Massive formations thrust themselves up from the river valley along the Li River
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Most trips along the Li River depart from docks near Guilin in southeastern China
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Scenic trips take anywhere from a couple of hours to day-long trips for those on the larger riverboats
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Along the way on the Li River, many boats stop for scenic visits to local landmarks
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Some tie-ups along the Li River are crowded, as one might expect
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Other spots are less frequented by travelers along the Li River
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Some visits are brief and others are places where tourists are picked up after shorter trips on the Li River
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Picturesque villages are plentiful along the Li River
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River commerce thrives along the Li River as some merchants board riverboats to sell their wares
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Traffic flows both ways along the Li River
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Some boats seem rarely used on the Li River
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Others are lived aboard by villagers along the Li River
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Most, however, are engaged in river commerce along the Li River
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River trippers along the Li River also use smaller boats for a more intimate experience with the river and its surroundings
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Fishing is ever-present along the Li River
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Some fishermen along the Li River use cormorants to pull fish out of the water
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Others fish along the Li River in the traditional way with hook and line
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Some boats pull off near family farms along the Li River
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This fisherman appears finished after a an early stint on the Li River
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There are many places to tie off a boat along the Li River
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It might be a residence on the Li River
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Hikers along the banks of the Li River often greet river trippers
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Other hikers ignore the river boats on the Li River
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Livestock graze along the Li River
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Cattle seem to give each other room to roam along the banks of the Li River
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Around every bend in the Li River through the scenic area the eys land on beautiful vistas

 

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