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Guilin Yangshuo Tour

Yangshuo, a small town by the Li River, is well-known for its super natural landscape. It is known to all that “Guilin’s Landscape tops those elsewhere”, while Yangshuo’s landscape tops that of Guilin.

Yangshuo Brief Information

Yangshuo was one of the foremost places to be designated and developed as a tourist resort by the Chinese Government. It is the true destination for many travelers traveling to Guilin.

Location: south of Guilin; 63km away from midtown Guilin; less than 1.5 hours by bus.
History: more than 1,000 years. Since 1600 years ago in the Jin Dynasty, the county location was moved to Yangshuo from Xingping.
Ancient Villages around Yangshuo: Xingping, Fuli, Puyi, Liugong...
Scenic spots: Green Lotus Peak, Yangshuo Park, Scholar’s Page-Boy Hill, Old Banyan Tree and Moon Hill.
Local Specialty: rich farm produces, such as sweet oranges, tangerine, pomelo, persimmon, chestnut and kumquat.

Yangshuo Town

How to get to Yangshuo?

There is no airport or railway station in Yangshuo County. Wherever you come from, you must stopover in Guilin.

From Guilin Railway Station:

There is coaster to Yangshuo at the bus station in front of railway station. The ticket is about RMB 20. It takes 1.5 hours to reach to Yangshuo. It is recommended because the coaster may stop at anytime and anywhere, such as Yangdi, Baisha and depart close to every 20 minutes.

From Guilin Bus Station:

There are direct bus, about RMB 15, on the way non-stop.

From Guilin Liangjiang International Airport:

You can take Express Bus at the bus Terminal to Yangshuo or take a taxi to Guilin Bus Station and take direct bus.

Cruise on Li River to Yangshuo:

Get on a boat at the southern dock of Liberation Bridge in Guilin downtown and enjoy the highlights along the river. See more Li River Cruise.

Yangshuo Travel Attractions

West Street

Yangshuo is very famous for the West Street in the town. West Street is located in the heart of Yangshuo. Hundreds of shops with many amazing variety of local craft and souvenirs make this a shoppers' paradise. Or you can just wander through the many alleyways or along the river, people-watching. Many visitors prefer to stay the night in Yangshuo to enjoy it in a more leisure way or take in some of the active nightlife.

Yangshuo West Street

Fuli Town

Fuli is a quiet historical town, 8km east of Yangshuo County. It takes 20 minutes to drive from Yangshuo.

Fuli town will show its two faces. On one side is the modern face which is next to the main road, influenced by Guangdong Province. On the other side is the ancient town close to the bank of Li River, where you will see many old houses. Strolling in the town, you will be attracted by the traditional new year decorations which remain there for the whole year.

Xingping Village

Located by the river, Xingping is a time-honored ancient township. It has a long history of thousands of years, dating back to the Three Kingdom Period.

The combination of mountains and water is just like a traditional Chinese painting. The peaks here rise like so many needles, while the rivers are like ribbons. The Tablet Hill and Five-Finger Hill seem to be floating on the water. The reflection of the trees, bamboos and peaks present a watercolor painting. Downstream from Xingping are the Snail Hill, Carp Hill, Shuiluo Village and green mountains dotted with cottages, fields, trees and bamboo groves.

Yangshuo Xingping Village

Moon Hill

Moon Hill is one of Yangshuo's most visited sights. The hill has a limestone pinnacle with a moon-shaped hole penetrating the hill, so named Moon Hill. It is a hill with 230 meters in height and 410 meters in length. There are over 800 marble stairs leading to the cave, giving easy access to those who want to get a close view of the cave.

Yangshuo Moon Hill

Green Lotus Peak

Standing in south of Yangshuo, Lotus Peak is the most famous hill in Yangshuo. It looks like a water-lily bud emerging from the water.

When passing Lotus Peak on the boat, you will find the hill silently floating on water like a elegant budding green lotus and forming an enchanting scene.

Longmen Water Cave

In the Longmen Water Cave, the most interesting thing to do is take a mud bathe. It is the largest and one of the most exciting natural caves to explore in Yangshuo.

The cave was a recently opened sight in Longmen village about 16km away from Yangshuo. The entire cave is about 3km long and runs through three mountains. The water in the cave is 0.5 meter and has a gentle flow which is clean and safe. In the cave, the constant temperature is 23 degree centigrade all year round.


* Best Time for travelling: from April to September;
* Safety: cultivated by local famer, without safety equipments.
* Travel Items: helmet, non-slip shoes and torch.
* Ticket price: RMB168 per person.
* Transportation: shuttle bus form.

Mud Bathe in Longmen Water Cave

Yangshuo County Cycling Tour

Cycling is one of the most popular things to do. No visit to Yangshuo can be complete with a day on a bicycle, visiting Moon Hill, Camel Hill, or a bike ride to Liu Gong, Pui, Fuli or even Xingping.

Since the early 1980’s, cycling in Yangshuo has been the single most popular activity. In the early days, many trails were not paved, but nowadays that is just history. Still, some of the most spectacular sceneries can only be visited using old dirt roads.

If you do not have your own bicycle, you can rent one all over the Yangshuo town center. Plenty of Chinese-style bikes are available, such as tandem bikes, mountain bikes and high-quality Giant or Merida bikes. All routes start from West Street (Xi Jie) and take a half day or one day on the basis of different travel plans and paces. The old bicycles should cost RMB10 per day but modern mountain bikes will be more.

Cycling Route:

* Relaxing: Yangshuo - Big Banyan - the Moon Hill - The Moon Hill Village - Jianshan Temple - Yan Village - Tianjia River - Yangshuo
* One Day:Yangshuo - Gunning Bridge - the Riverside Villa - Yangshuoshengdi - Tongmenyan - Fenglou Village - the Moon Hill - the Big Banyan – Yangshuo
* Two Days: Yangshuo - Full - Chelan Hill - Xing ping - the Stone City - Patio - Yangshuo
* Difficult (5 or 6 hours): Yangshuo – Gongnong Bridge - Yangshuoshengdi - Jima – Old County – Xiangua Bridge – Yulong Bridge– Baisha - Yangshuo

Yangshuo Town Cycling

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