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Address: Yangshuo, Yangshuo County, China
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As others have mentioned, beware of the saleswomen as they will follow you and pester you for a bamboo ride. The term 'bamboo?' May even haunt you in your sleep, they really are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

As others have mentioned, beware of the saleswomen as they will follow you and pester you for a bamboo ride. The term 'bamboo?' May even haunt you in your sleep, they really are that annoying. Many of the guys on the bamboo rafts are farmers and don't speak any English but if you know a little Chinese then you can... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We took the public bus to Yangshuo station. The station in Juilin is on the same side of the street as the train station but about two blocks north. Look for signs under awnings. The signs are well hidden. Once in Yangshuo we were pounced on by 5 or more women trying to sell the bamboo raft trip. Ask them... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I spent a full day riding a bicycle through the Yulong River Scenic Area. It ended up being somewhat of an adventure because I kept getting lost in maze like streets of the small villages. Luckily, most the locals were friendly and pointed me in the right direction. I feel that the southern end of the river area is more... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Bamboo rafting along Yulong River is such a great & new experience for me. I paid 170 yuen for two person for this bamboo raft tour. The view amazed me. Eventhough I went here during raining day but, the view is still amazing. Fog didn't covered view of this beautiful place. However during 1 1/2 hour bamboo raft, I felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Incredible view that you will see in few places around the world. Seeing the wildlife and farmers on the river banks. Bring a beer on your raft ride.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I agree with most of the other reviews here. Best to avoid the tourist traps if you can. Go by bike and bamboo raft. If you have a problem with the bike (flat tyre, etc..) you can find many repair shops along the roads they will fix it for you cheap.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very nice rafting ride, but too commercial. Too many stops in the river that force you to buy pictures, or other things that dilute the initial idea of enjoying the beautiful views along the river.

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Troy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Rent a bike, get some directions and start cycling along the beautiful Yulong river. Yes, you might get lost a bit but with this landscape it does not matter. The scenery is stunning and around the bridge there are some places for food and drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I rented a bicycle from downtown and biked up to the Yulong bridge. The trip to the bridge was relatively easy to navigate but mostly through more of an urban landscape. Once you reached the bridge, the scenery was awesome. You can grab a snack there and negotiate with one of the rafters. They load your bikes on to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

You can't go to China and not float down a river in a bamboo raft. Especially in one of the most naturally exquisite land areas, either. This is a must. It's super chill. Pack some beers, relax, ride over some mini waterfalls and take some rad photos. You're on a bamboo float, so don't bring nice shoes or anything you... More 

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