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Bamboo Rafting

Yulong River, Yangshuo County, China
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Sacramento, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We experienced the bamboo raft trip partway through a cycle ride around Yangshuo. It was a welcome rest to be gently punted down the tranquil river apart from the rude awakening of getting our bums wet when we bumped over the first weir! My husband nearly fell in, when the boatman failed to negotiate another weir near the end of... More

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Shenzhen, China
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful tranquil experience. It might however be busy at peak times. Floating down the river gives plenty of time for pictures of the beautiful scenery, be sure to get up from your seat and be included in the photo. The raft does go over several weirs on the journey. Be sure to pick up your feet, bring alternative footwear... More

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Seattle, Washington
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My husband and I took our 5 kids (ages 6-16) and they all enjoyed it. We needed 3 rafts because each raft only holds 2 people so keep that in mind if you are going with a large group. Wear shoes that can get wet :)

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Beautiful and relaxing. A true highlight of the trip to Yangshuo. We had bad weather and it was still really enjoyable.

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We only spent about an hour on the river but loved it. The scenery is, of course, amazing and it was great to see it away from the throng. It was clear we were part of a production line (including the riverside photo studios) but it didn't matter as the raftsmen were great fun, the riverside life was as interesting... More

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Canberra, Australia
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Well today was possibly the best day that we have had since we left Australia. We left Guilin this morning to do the 73 Kms down the road to Yangshuo but rather than doing the road trip we did the leisurely bamboo raft ride down the LiJiang River. Now these were not really bamboo rafts, they were eight 4 inch... More

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

If you are going to visit yangshuo from guilin you should see about taking the bamboo raft ride there. The scenery of the karst mountains make for great photo opps. In my case the wada hostel i stayed in guilin did the whole setup for me. The river is not choppy there is no whitewater and its a calm trip... More

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