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Yulong River

Yangshuo, Yangshuo County, China
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Qingdao, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
48 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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Prague, Czech Republic
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My significant other and me went to this excursion from the hotel in Yangshuo, instead of going to those boats in the Li River, was a completely success... So quiet, with small funny rapids, and very very nice views... probably one of the best places to make pictures in the whole time I spent in China, and one of the... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Take the bamboo raft tour downstream the Yulong river. A beautiful scenery is guaranteed and perhaps some fun riding over the rifts in the river. It's a bit touristy though and you will get the possibility to buy a picture of yourself from one of the many places down the stream.

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The scenery is amazing and there are various vantage points - either at river level (on it on a bamboo raft or on the banks or bridges) or from high above at one of the lookouts.

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Los Angeles, California
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30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a couple of very relaxing hours enjoying the beautiful scenery while drifting slowly along the river. We booked the ride through Lily Lu, a charming local tour guide. Check her out on Tripadvisor.

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

4 of us rafted the Yulong in June 2013, in the rain. Umbrellas provide good protection but wear shoes you don't mind getting soaked. That turned out to be perfect as there was almost no one on the river but us, and especially exquisite when the rain lifted and the sun broke out - we were still the only ones.... More

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Guilin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The scenery along the Yulong River is amazing! But, the river itself can get crowded with bamboo rafts during tourist season. Prepare for this, or rent a bike instead. Even better, choose a hotel along the river. We stayed at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat last March. It was perfect! From our room, we had a perfect view of the river and... More

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