Two Rivers and Four Lakes is located in picturesque of Guilin city and is a Scenic Sport refered to the landscape which is located around the city including Li river, Taohua River, Guihu Lake, Mulong lake, Shanhu Lake and Ronghu Lake. After several years of the development, it can also be classified into Mulong ancient water way scenic area which reflects the culture of city. Guihu Lake Scenic Area is featured by the natural beauty as well as the rustic charm. Ronghu-Shanhu lake Scenic Area shows the elegant landscape ecology city’s demeanor. You can really enjoy the natural as well as manmade sights from this place and feel the deep culture as well as born beauty details of Guilin City.
Guihu Lake Scenic Area has the Guihu Lake which was originally the western Guilin City’s city moat in the period of Song Dynasty. It stretches from north to south and measures about one mileand about 110 meters wide. A good number of flowers and precious arbors are planted along the lake like banyan tree garden, white pines garden, gingko garden, magnolia garden, redwood garden and palm garden. It is also having a large number of bridges such as Baoxian Bridge, Xiqing Bridge, Yingbin Bridge, Guanyin Bridge and Lize Bridge where you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes as well as take beautiful pictures. It would not be an exaggerating to call it an expo having famous trees, gardens, flowers and bridges at one place. You will feel comfortable and fresh while walking and feel like attaining a perfection of harmony between nature and man.
The history of Ronghu- Shanhu Lake Scenic area can be traced back to the Dynasty of Tang and Song. Originally known as Nanyang River, it was a man made city moat of southern Guilin at that time. It was called as Jianhu Lake by the people of Yuan Dynasty. After its enlargement during the Ming Dynasty it became an inner lake and since then many public officers and local government installed the lake. The Famous and rich made their house by side the lake one after another. Many intellectuals and poets have writ
ten lot of literary and poems describing the charm and beauty of this lake.