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Address: Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906, China
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A small tourist orientated town.

I came to Xing Ping to hike up Laozhai Mountain and check out the river scene. During my brief stay I also strolled along "Old Street" and meandered around the surrounding... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I came to Xing Ping to hike up Laozhai Mountain and check out the river scene. During my brief stay I also strolled along "Old Street" and meandered around the surrounding area. The town is very tourist oriented. I was constantly approached by ladies trying to sell bamboo raft rides. In fact, one lady followed me around town for almost... More 

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

Not as great as expected, although the boat ride to Xing Ping was supposed to be good. The stay there was too short and not too much information on the village.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great to come here to take that famous photo of you holding up the back of the 20 yuan note... It is very touristy here -so be warned. You will be hounded to death by everyone to take a friggin bamboo ride. You will curse the word "bamboo?" "bamboo?" after your visit.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Xing Ping is a small town on the Li River. There is a lot of of new construction but the old part of the town is a nice place to stroll around. Climb Lao Zhai Hill to get a good view of the surrounding Mountains. To get there go to the pier and turn left to the end (the opposite... More 

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Guilin, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Xingping has it's own character still (unlike Yangshuo), however while still a small town, it feels very touristy with many touts around down by the river. We walked through town, over the bridge towards the 20yuan scenery and found a lovely peaceful Inn to stay at with great views, very nice hosts and away from the hustle of town. This... More 

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Lyons, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great scenery from the entire town, nestled in the karst along the Li River. This is an ancient town with old architecture, some very well worn. It is more authentic than your average tourist trap. Great shopping too. We did our best to walk all the main streets and side streets and boat dock area. My favorite spot was on... More 

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Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An interesting place to visit at this time. THe main street is being totally remodeled to appeal to tourists. But some older shops are still around. You can also witness how the infrastructure is put in place (roads, parking spaces) to handle tourist buses in the future who are expected to take many more people to Xing Ping. An interesting... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We travelled on public transport from Li village to Yangshuo and then changed buses to get to Xing Ping. Very cheap if basic buses. Lots to look at on the journey. Village itself has an amazing street for tourists but we also went exploring in the town itself. Can walk out to a viewpoint to see the same view that... More 

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Beijing Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Beautiful sleepy village, very beautiful but best time to go would be in spring. During this time, they are cutting the rice and burning a lot of the left overs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We rafted to and from here. It was a lot bigger town than I thought it would be. We were there during market day so it was more crowded than usual. Our group liked the souvenir stands more than the vegetable market.

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