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Bamboo Rafting

Yulong River, Yangshuo County, China
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Nice, relaxing time on the river.Come in the early morning to avoid crowds. I enjoy rafting on the lazy Yulong River and watching the countryside as it passes down. One ofthe few times in China, when you can really relax and have some you-time, far from noisy people.

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Shenzhen, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ask around and find parts of the rivers that are less crowded. This has become a very popular activity and there is no control on the number of rafts and people on the river. I've done this a few times now, this most recent time during the National holiday. I saw one boat turned over with people trying to get... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We took one at around 5 pm from Xingping to Yangdi, the boat was not working properly so it was very slow which was even better for us, since the trip lasted 1.5 hrs . We hardly saw any other rafts, one here and there but they overtook us and disappeared. The views were great and the scenery is perfect.... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I guess that I misread the materials ahead of time on this one. It was not a solitary ride, nor was it conducive to enjoying the beautiful surroundings and take photos as one had to be on the alert for children, of all ages, armed with a beer and a water gun. Getting to the bamboo rafts from the parking... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Myself and a friend were picked by car from our hotel (Tea Cosy) and driven 30 minutes to the start point. We had a 2 hour bamboo raft ride, which finished at Xiatang Village near our hotel. Pros: -Life jackets were available on our raft. -Karst scenery. -We had a pleasant boatman. -Gliding down the numerous weirs was fun. -Wildlife... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have a family of six meaning that we would need 3 bamboo rafts to get down the river. After hard bargaining we ended up paying 15 pounds per raft which i thought was quite expensive but we had come all that way. We went along the river and the views were absolutely incredible, especially with the reflection of the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was a good ending to a Li River cruise. It was nice to just sit back and relax while being slowly pushed down the river. However there are a couple of spots where the raft goes over a small drop of about 40cms, so you need to lift your feet up here to keep them dry.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was the highlight of the trip. Beautiful, serene, picturesque. Not at all scarey, and surprisingly, not even your shoes or feet get wet! Love, love, LOVED it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It appears that two different experiences are being described here. Some people speak to travelling from Guilin to Yangshuo on a raft. We travelled by a large boat on the LI River, not on the Yulong. Then there are those who speak to the "thrill" rafting on the Yulong. That is the subject of this review. The raft we were... More

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you were alone on this river, with just one bamboo raft on the river, this would have been an experience of a lifetime. The views when you look away from the river are remarkable. Now lets add some stuff * As you get to the launch area, you're hounded by ladies trying to sell you plastic waterguns and headbands... More

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