For a small city Yangshuo attracts a huge amount of visitors, all drawn by the stunning scenery of the local area. As in Guilin, the karst hills are often named for objects they supposedly resemble, but even if you can’t make out a man bowing to a woman, a bronze mirror or the moon, you will still be resting your eyes on some of the most breathtaking terrain on Earth.
Head to just about any spot on Yangshuo’s riverbanks and you’ll feel like you’re in a classic Chinese landscape painting, where perfectly-shaped hills recede ever paler into the distance. Hire a bamboo raft and explore the rice paddies, sub-tropical vegetation and sheer rocky peaks of the beautiful Yulong River valley for an incredible sightseeing experience.
Review by ROBERTA R, April 2013
Doing what: Li River Cruise Full Day Tour of Guilin and Yangshuo
the tour was really interesting and well organized.Pick up was on time and the guide really professional. The only things the tour was bilingual (Chinese and English) and not just English.
Review by Anonymous, January 2013
Doing what: 6-Day Best of Southern China Private Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Guilin and Yangshuo Including Pearl River
Review by Anonymous, August 2012
Doing what: 7-Day Yangshuo Bike Adventure Including Longji Rice Terraces Hike and Li River Cruise
Guilin is the nearest transport hub to Yangshuo; if you don’t arrive by boat, it is around 1.5 hour by car between the two cities. Once in Yangshuo a river cruise will ensure you see the best vistas. The famed beauty spot Yangdi-Xingping is north of Yangshuo along the River Li towards Guilin.