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Sightseeing in Yangshuo and exploring its surrounding scenery

Yangshuo is probably the best place in the whole of China to spent some time because of its amazing scenery that surrounds the town. It rivals nearby Guilin, but being more like a town instead of a city, the whole experience is far more relaxing. Yangshuo itself is a town in which the center is totally geared towards tourism. Many of its buildings and bridges are in a typical Chinese architectural style and quite pleasant. There is no shortage of restaurants and hotels.

The must do attraction here is to go on a boat and sail through the landscape made up by the karst mountains. Alternatively, just rent a bicycle which are offered in several places and cycle around the amazing landscapes. Getting out of town and into the rice paddies is only fifteen minutes by bike and given that the roads here are relatively flat, cycling is a good option. Traffic isn't too bad either so cycling offers a good opportunity to see some of China's rural land. Maps are to be found on large signs around town and it is advisable to take a picture of it and use this as a backup. Still, it is easy to get around and many people can help you find your way.

There are many things to do and see. To spent a couple of days here you can do activities such as visiting caves or the watch the Cormorant fishing at night. One of the most visited caves is the assembling dragon cave which is lighted in different colors. Not far from this cave is moon hill, which is a karst mountain with on top a hole in which represents the moon. The climb can be a bit strenuous, but the views are worth it.

One possibility for a trip on the water is to take a boat from Guilin to Yangshuo, but you can also arrange a short trip in a small boat along the river Li in Yangshuo. A trip can be easily organized with one of the locals. There is also a traditional Chinese evening show going on with many dancers, singers and lights. It has been running for a several years and the enthusiastic audience makes it all well worth it. 

For those who want to fly in, they will need to go to Guilin. From there there are buses to Yangshuo, but this could involve a change in the city center of Guilin. From several of the popular Chinese cities there are buses that stop in Yangshuo. From Hong Kong this means crossing the border to Shenzen and then there is a direct bus. Getting around Yangshuo town is not hard as it is a small town. The real attraction is the scenery around it which is best seen on bicycle or if you want to save some energy by rickshaw. 


Yangshuo travel photo gallery

 



Chinese styled building in Yangshuo.

Chinese styled building.

 



Town of Yangshuo.

Town center.

 
Chinese bridge in Yangshuo town.

Chinese bridge.

 


The China photo galleries that are available: Beijing
and Yangshuo.

  
 
Yangshuo, China.

Restaurants.

 
Karst hills and the river Li around Yangshuo.

Karst hills and the river Li.

 
Shore of the river Li.

Shore of the river Li.

 
Rice field around Yangshuo.

Rice field.

 



View of the nature around Yangshuo.

View of the nature.

 



Rural land with karst hills.

Rural land.

 
Yangshuo rice fields and karst hills.

Rice fields and karst hills.

 
Boats in the river Li near Yangshuo.

Boats in the river.

 
Buildings in the town Yangshuo.

The town center.

 
Chinese garden in Yangshuo.

Chinese garden.

 
Chinese building in Yangshuo.

Chinese building.

 
Boats with tourists on the river Li near Yangshuo.

Boats with tourists.

 
The river Li seen from the town of Yangshuo.

The river Li.

 
Building near the riverfront of Yangshuo.

Building near the riverfront.

 
View over Yangshuo built between the karst mountains.

View over Yangshuo.

 



Birds eye view over Yangshuo.

Birds eye view.

 
Karst mountains near the town of Yangshuo.

Karst mountains near the town of.

 



The amazing scenery around Yanghuo.

Amazing scenery.

 
Yangshuo between the karst mountains and on the River Lijang.

The town between the karst mountains.

 
Green rice fields between the karst mountains.

Green rice fields.

 
Bamboo boats on the river Li.

Bamboo boats.

 



Tourist boats departing for a scenic tour along the Li river.

Tourist boats departing for a tour.

 
Temple in front of a karst hill.

Temple in front of a karst hill.

 



Scenic view over the area from Moon hill.

View over the area from Moon hill.

 
Moon hill, Yangshuo.

Moon hill.

 
Little pagoda near the water.

Little pagoda near the water.

 
Assembling dragon cave.

Assembling dragon cave.

 
Statue in front of the assembling dragon cave.

Statue in front of the assembling dragon cave.

 
Pagoda near the assembling dragon cave.

Pagoda near the assembling dragon cave.

 



The stunning scenery of Yangshuo.

The stunning scenery of China.

 
Beautiful view of the Li river and the karst mountains.

Beautiful view of the Li river.

 
Scenic view of Yangshuo province.

Scenic view.

 
Little temple between the hills of Yangshuo.

Hills forming half a circle.

 
View from the middle of the River Li.

View over the River Li.

 
Boat ride on the River Li from Yangshuo.

Boat ride.

 
Scenery of the karst hills along the river Li.

Scenery of the karst hills.

 
Kart hill near Yangshuo on the river Li.

Kart hill.

 



Karst hill near Yangshuo town.

Karst hill.

 



Amazing scenery near the river Li.

Amazing scenery.

 
River Li view.

River Li view.

 
View from the boat approaching Yangshuo town.

View from the boat.

 
Small Chinese temple in Yangshuo.

Small Chinese temple.

 
The touristy centre of Yangshuo.

The touristy center.

 
Shores of the Lijang river.

Shores of the Lijang river.

 
Postcard perfect view of the karst hills and the river Li near Yangshuo, China.

Postcard perfect view of the karst hills and the river Li.



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Last update: 10/09/2013