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Yulong River

Yangshuo, Yangshuo County, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Very relaxing and peaceful with stunning scenery. Enjoyed going over the nine weirs but the water was quite low!

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Guilin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

One of locals' favorite summer cool-offs. Tickets are available at any travel office in Yangshuo. Highly recommend!

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This was a planned trip by my agency, China Odyssey Tours. Wow. I had hesitations riding on a rickety bamboo raft because when you step on it to get to your seat water seeps thru but so glad I did. This was one of the many highlights on my 13 day China trip. It's very peaceful and gentle until they... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Nice and peaceful, down the river on bamboo raft. Great to see the incredible landscape of the region. Go there by bike is great to visit the surroundings.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Wide gentle river in rural setting and wonderful views of the hills. Easy cycle ride back to Yangshuo. Bikes go on the motorised bamboo raft.

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Labin, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A must in the Yangshou area is a ride with bamboo boats down this beautiful river. Unlike the crowded Li river and the plastic motorised bamboo boats, this river has natural bamboo boats that are manually navigated by local people so you enjoy the nature. Just take a bike along the river and at some point take the bamboo boat... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Originally we planned to rent bikes and tour the river/countryside on our own, but it would not have been half as fun without a good tour guide to tell us about the country life, land marks, villages and more. Luckily we found a guide while having lunch at a restaurant on West Street. After lunch we started a peaceful bike... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Nice and clean river - more like a stream compared with Li River, but less crowded, a bamboo raft would be enjoyable for couples. Anyone tried a swim here? lol

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We borrowed bikes from our hotel and cycled to the Yulong bridge. It was a lovely ride down quite back lanes and through the karst landscape. It was interesting to see some of the traditional farming going on. At the bridge we had a cheap lunch in one of the small restaurants and then hopped on a bamboo raft to... More

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

As far as scenery goes, Yulong River is pretty but has nothing on the famed Li River. It is quieter than the Li River though, which can get rather annoying to navigate in high tourist season. Yulong River, with its surrounding karsts, is especially photogenic at sunset. One can still charter a real bamboo raft (unlike the motorized plastic rafts... More

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