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Address: Yulong River, Yangshuo County, China

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Bamboo Rafting on Yulong River

Yangshuo is a tourist trap (a nice one, I should say), but Bamboo Rafting is a must. Quiet, relaxing, and views are truly breathtaking. They will even take your pictures (you can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Like any other part of China, the prepare this activity for sake of earn your money. Scenic is top class but expect typical China Businessmen type of treatment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Yangshuo is a tourist trap (a nice one, I should say), but Bamboo Rafting is a must. Quiet, relaxing, and views are truly breathtaking. They will even take your pictures (you can buy them... if you really want to) and sell you cold drinks (oh, yes, you'll love that)!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Going down the Yulong River on the small bamboo raft was very peaceful, great views, nice birdsong, and they even transported our bicycles from the put-in to the take-out.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

From Yangshuo it is a 45 minute ride to the bamboo rafting on the River Li. These are rafts with a motor and take you on a round trip through the scenic Karst gorge. The big boats from Guilin come down to go through this most scenic part taking 4/5 hours, but the motor rafts cover this area in a... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The river can get rather crowded as you sail down the river, so start rather up to avoid the largest crowds. Layer up as it can get quite chilly when you just sit down on the raft and sail for 2 hours. They will take your bike and deliver it to the location where you get off the raft. You... More 

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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Hire a bamboo raft for the day. Has to be with a guide. Sit back and relax. Camera at the ready and catch the amazing sights of the limestone karsts (like mini mountains popping up all over the place). Stop for lunch at a riverside cafe (not really restaurants) and just be adventurous. Never tried snake / dog / weird... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We cycled up the Yulong river to the dragon bridge and took bamboo rafts down the river. 2 hour trip serenaded by the karst mountains in both sides. In 2.5 years in china those two hours would rank as the most peaceful. Advice: book straight from the hotel, rather than touts along the riverside. The boatmen have an excellent arrangement:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We simply adored our experience sucking in the beatiful and ever changing scenery, the excitement we felt everytime we had to go down the river through shafts. You get a little bit wet but it is part of the fun.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a great way to see the amazing scenery around Yangshuo - we cycled out into the country (flat and easy riding) and then my guide handed me over to my rafter. The rafts consist of 10 bamboo lashed together with a couple of plastic chairs lashed on top. I was expecting a peaceful float downstream and got out... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The river is so clean and clear. I've enjoyed the singing of traditional song from the so-called "Liu San Jie". I am glad I may still experienced this method of rafting during this current years. It was peaceful and wonderful.

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Address: Address: Yulong River, Yangshuo County, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangxi Zhuang  >  Yangshuo County

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