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Yulong River

Yangshuo, Yangshuo County, China
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Philadelphia, PA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very peaceful ride on the river on a boat for two plus driver, powered by bamboo pole and the current. Surrounded by amazing mountains. Hang on when boat goes over dams.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Hire a bike and cycle upstream and raft down stream. Avoid the busy places with chinese tour groups and take your time. Bring water and suncreme with you!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Bamboo rafts, with a boatman, that pleasantly rows you along the river, where you are able to simply inhale the beauty of the place. there are some rapids, which by the way are not scary, that may make your heart beat a little faster, but nothing else.

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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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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

the boottrip is about one hour by taxi from the Giggling Tree. You can ask the taxidriver to pick you up at the other end of the boattrip! The mountains are unique and the little village on the other end is worth visiting!

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Butterworth, Malaysia
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Of course, it is very nice to sit on a raft & drift down a river, with green, calming scenery on both sides. Going over the rapids was fun! Be sure to have slippers on. you can buy a pair cheaply at the starting point. I bought 3 pairs because they were so cheap at RMB4 a pair (June 2014),... More

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Qingdao, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Had a nice time going down the river in our bamboo boat, but the river was crowded with dozens of other boats and their dopey, bright-multicolored umbrellas scattered up and down the river. Once you get passed that, it's a great way to spend 1.5-2 hours.

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Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great and relaxing ride on a bamboo raft. Some parts of the river are crowded with rafts on others you are almost alone. A nice option could be to put your bike on the raft. For example, ride the bike to Dragon bridge and than put the bike on a raft.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Yulong River is very easy to access from Yangshuo. You can take a ride on a bamboo raft (going rate seems to be 100 RMB/hour) which seems to be a popular local tourist activity. We chose to rent bikes. Roads weave along the river and offer good access to the river and to many small villages along the river.... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The bamboo raft ride on this river was wonderful. Hold on to your camera during the 9 or so "falls". Our kids took one 2 person raft and we took another. Our paddlers stayed close together so we could take photos of each other. Warning: They sell super soakers on the river. We had some Chinese college students soaking each... More

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