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The small town of Yangshuo, set amidst vertical limestone pinnacles, has a relaxed charm.

Resting beside the Li River, it is ideally placed to enable visitors to explore the strikingly beautiful countryside of Guangxi Province. The town itself is very laid back and the mix of small Western-style cafés — with good, inexpensive local food — offers a relaxing respite.

Exploring Yangshuo

Many visitors prefer to explore Yangshuo and its scenic beauty by bike, which can be hired cheaply on a daily basis. A walk around the town is also enjoyable.

West Street has various tourist shops with good quality items at reasonable prices. It is possible to get good quality cotton garments made up quickly at little cost. When buying souvenirs you would be advised to wait until late afternoon or early evening, after the main tourist period, when cheaper prices are on offer.

It is advisable to bargain with shopkeepers and stallholders.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Yangshuo

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Yangshuo, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Yangshuo

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    Places near Yangshuo

    Accommodation choices for Yangshuo

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Yangshuo. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    Ideas for experiencing Yangshuo

    Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Yangshuo, and which use the best local guides.

    • Yulong River Bamboo Rafting
      Limestone karst scenery, Guilin region

      Yulong River Bamboo Rafting

      Yulong River Bamboo Rafting

      Guests are driven to the Yulong River to board a bamboo raft. This is extremely relaxing and offers superb views and photographic opportunities.

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    • Guided Countryside Bike Ride

      Guided Countryside Bike Ride

      Guided Countryside Bike Ride

      Experience the sublime local scenery on a leisurely bike ride to the Yulong River area. The villages here are still relatively untouched by tourism, and visitors are often greeted by friendly villagers working in the paddy fields.

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