Yangshuo is a county in Guilin, in northeastern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Its seat is located in Yangshuo Town. Surrounded by karst peaks and bordered on one side by the Li River, it is easily accessible by bus or by boat from nearby Guilin City.
The Li River Scenery from Guilin to Yangshuo has inspired the saying: "Guilin has the most beautiful scenery in China, and Yangshuo is the most beautiful part of Guilin." Yangshuo in particular has become a paradise for travellers, with its idyllic countryside, its easy-going atmosphere, and its cheap food and beer.
The highlights of the Li River can be seen along the 84km waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo. Pinnacles covered in deep foliage (shrouded in mist on rainy days), clear water, deep ponds, dangerous shoals, and vistas of idyllic countryside can be seen along the river banks.
The scenery varies according to the weather and season. On sunny days the Li River looks like a bright landscape painting, with clear reflections of green peaks rising straight out of the water. On foggy and rainy days, the Li River is shrouded in mist and appears mysterious and magical.
The Yulong River is a small tributary of the larger Li River which starts in Northern Yangshuo County near Litang and runs for over 35 kilometres (22 mi) through small villages of the Yulong River Valley, including Putao, Litang, Chaolong, Yima and Gaotian town, before joining the Li around the town of Ping Le.
Unlike the busy Li River, it has no motorized boat traffic and relies completely on bamboo rafts to ferry passengers downriver. This has become a popular tourist activity, with passengers beginning their journey at the Yulong Bridge, a 600-year-old stone bridge. Yulong River Rafting is peaceful and enjoyable.
Moon Hill is a hill with a natural arch through it a few kilometers outside Yangshuo. It is so named for a wide, semicircular hole through the hill.It takes roughly 30 minutes to climb to the arch. Vsitors must pay an entrance fee to be allowed to climb the hill. Souvenirs and refreshment vendors often follow climbers up and down the path.
The scenery overlooking the countryside through the half moon, is well worth the trek, which is probably the best you will get in the area.
At foot of the hill lies a tiny village called Moon Hill Village. The village offers a haven for those who would like to stay off the touristy places around Yangshuo. It is a tranquil village free from the pollution, stress and turmoil that plague most of the cities we live. The traditional life style continues as time stands still here.
Countryside Cycling Tour
By cycling around the countryside, you will be amazed by the countryside view with hills, farms and farmers, river, buffalos. The whole experience will remain in your memory deeply.
Impression Liu Sanjie - Sound & light show in Nature
The show is performed at the world's largest natural theater which utilizes the waters of the Li River as its stage, with twelve mist shrouded hills and the heavens as its backdrop. Mist, rain, moonlight, the hills and their inverted reflections in the river all become the ever-changing natural background.
There are over 600 performers, all of whom are local people of the Li River. They present the life of the local people through their primitive and wonderful performances. The performance also boasts both modern and classical music played by famous musicians of China.
Location: Mountain-Water Theatre, Tianyuan Road, Yangshuo.
Time: 20:00-21:00; 21:35-22:35.
Chinese food cooking lesson
Learn how to make a Chinese dish and enjoy what you've achieved from this class. This will take about 3 hours. It is an interesting experience. You may find Chinese dishes are not so difficult at all. Remember your favorite one and cook for your families and friends at home.