Yangshuo is a small town near Guilin, located in Guangxi province in China. The visitor to this area will be captivated by the lush hills and peaks that surround this paradise between the Li and Yulong rivers. A show that a tourist in China can not lose no doubt.
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The town of Yangshuo is on the banks of the Li and Yulong River, surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks and spectacular. This population is very popular among backpackers (backpackers) worldwide, and has recently begun to receive national tourism. Yangshuo is the central point to visit all the sites near the village, so we recommend the visitor to book a journey of three days in Yangshuo to enjoy the area. Here you can enjoy biking, hiking, river rafting or caving, among many other activities.
Yangshuo is a small town, but to learn about their surroundings is suggested to rent a bike (mountain bike for 1 € per day) and an official guide to get to know the area. It is also ideal to bamboo rafting canoes (3 hours of rafting between € 5 and 20) and collect the bikes at the end of the rafting (rafting company will carry bikes at the end of the activity.) The rafting is highly recommended by the beauty of the sites can be found on the trail. Ask the guide of the canoe in which sections we can bathe and do not hesitate to take a dip in the river if the weather permits.
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After the spectacular ride with the boats of bamboo, it is recommended up to Moon Hill (for € 2 entry), this is a spectacular mountain with a gap of 50 meters inside (stalactites). You can climb its 900 steps through and from its top you can enjoy wonderful views of the entire area of Yangshuo. You can also climbing (ask at Yangshuo climbing stores you’ll find in the center of town).
The Moon Hill is 8 km from Yangshuo, therefore I expected a nice bike ride with a guide to Yangshuo, feel free to pass through the paths between the fields to see new sights. The next day, you can visit the black Buddha caves and the caves of water. In these caves you will see spectacular stalactites and stalagmites as well as swimming in mud. It is advisable to rent a bicycle to get there, because the walk can be long. At night, a perfect plan is to enjoy the spectacle that is represented in the river at dusk. It’s a bit expensive, but very nice. If booked in advance.
If you still feel like boating on the river, you can book a trip to Guilin, and down the river on a barge. On this tour you can relax with very scenic spots. As a curiosity, do not forget to look out on tickets for 5 Yuan, in them you can see some of these landscapes. This tour must be booked in advance.
If you continue to visit beautiful places and I like the bike, think no more, the rice terraces near Yangshuo there is a unique spectacle. The rice terraces Dragon’s Backbone (€ 3) have a different beauty as at the time of year you visit, if there is rice planted, if the terraces are flooded with water, if you are picking up the rice, if you plant … please to climb the mountain in front to see the whole panorama.
How to get to Yangshuo?
By airplane you can fly to Guilin airport and then take a bus from Guilin (€ 9, 1 hour ride). From Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou to travel between 6 and 12 hours with prices starting at € 10 depending on the category of buses that travel.
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- If you arrive in Yangshuo at daybreak and bus will be waiting to give you room. Be accompanied, but must bargain price of the room. Remember that you must leave 100 Yuan (minimum) as a deposit for the key.
- To search room is advisable to go to the street and ask Li River in those hotels, because the main streets are very noisy at night. In a room on the Li River Street offers tranquility, you will have spectacular views from your balcony. Room prices vary by season between € 10 and € 20 a room with bathroom.
If you want to live a different experience awaits Yangshuo to Guilin holiday in paradise!