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Address: Yangshuo, Yangshuo County, China
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Take the Bamboo raft

We did this trip by bicycle and the we took a ride on a bamboo raft. It was so nice to float down the Yulong river with the boat man punting us down. The scenerey is amazing. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Jessica L
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We did this trip by bicycle and the we took a ride on a bamboo raft. It was so nice to float down the Yulong river with the boat man punting us down. The scenerey is amazing. We had to tip the boatman. Apparently they get paid very little but it was really worth doing this trip

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

the raft was a lot better than I thought it would be. It was pretty cheap and generally it was fun. the theme park style pictures were a funny surprise. The bike ride was an easy cycle and even in the rain the river looked pretty breath taking.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Don't get stuck in the crowd - skip the rafting. Cycling alongside Yulong river is one of the best experiences. Do go up to Yulong bridge and return on the other side of the river. The village (Chuanshandi) on the other side has still some signs of authenticity, lost on Xinzhai. The views are breathtaking and you can have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The most amazing place we visited on our month long independent journey through China. We went down the river on a bamboo raft and got lots of great shots. One of the oldest bridges in China crosses the Yulong.

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Too many "rafts" to give any sense of authenticity. And all that bamboo and the banana plants along the side of the river has been transplanted from elsewhere in China, so that's not authentically part of this environment. Tour guide told me I have to pay an upfront tip to rafter although I'd already paid tour guide for this excursion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had a wonderful bamboo ride down the river having cycled along it's banks for about 2 hours. We went up to Dragon Bridge and then popped the bikes on the bamboo raft, floating down stream for about an hour. This was a perfect way to see the countryside and we didn't see a single other soul for the entire... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The views were amazing. Perfect length at one hour. Boats were comfortable and felt sturdy with good safety observance. Although we speak a bit of Mandarin, found the drivers accent difficult to understand. Good trip!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Our tour guide brought us here and as we don't speak Chinese she made the arrangements with the rafters and told them we were not interested in stopping to purchase photos of ourselves. We appreciated this preparation and thoroughly enjoyed our quiet raft down the river. No problem taking a camera- the rafting is very slow and gentle and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We started our bamboo float from the Dragon Bridge which allowed us to avoid most of the tourist congestion and provided long stretches of open water and beautiful views

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This quiet a tranquil area is only interrupted by the number of tourists trying their hand on a bamboo raft (many other areas have PVC pipe rafts). The river is very slow and has wiers over which or up which the rafts traverse which make the trip even more interesting. The locals are constantly trying to get you to buy... More 

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