Gui River

Gui River

The Gui River (nicknamed: the Rhein River of the East) is a tributary of the Xi River (also known as Hsi River and Hsi Chiang). The Gui River (and the upstream of Xi River) is located in Guangxi, an autonomous region in China.

History

In 219 BC the Chinese Emperor Qin constructed a canal to connect the Xiang River with the Gui rivers; the speed of construction of this canal suggests this route was known for some time. The Han Emperor dispatched Zhang Qian to explore lands to the west of ancient China via the Northern Silk Road. Zhang Qian found the nomadic Yuezhi people centered 1250 kilometres west of Dayuan north of the Gui River. South of the Gui in present day Afghanistan, he also visited Bactria.

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