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West Street (Xi Jie)

West of Yangshuo County, Yangshuo County 541900, China
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Hong Kong, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Happy we went to see it, just walked through and had great Chinese dinner on the way. If you are looking for souvenirs I'm sure you can find some here - otherwise "same same but different", most shops selling same things, many very noisy bars but surprisingly VERY clean! Should be quite nice during the day - very bus in... More

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Street hawkers kept bothering us to sell us bird whistles, frog noise makers and other rubbish. That said it was better at night with most restaurants filled, and bars busy. Don't come to Yanshuo for West Street but if in Yangshuo it is worth a walk especially in the evening.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

After being on the boat for almost 4 hours, which was really beautiful, West Street lies in stark contrast. You actually have to go down this street before you can get in your transportation to drive to your hotels. Although we didn't eat here, I did do a bit of shopping and the prices were reasonable after sufficient bargaining. But... More

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Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Bad karaoke-type singing from every other bar. Neon and pushy "in-throwers". Mice and rats. Over priced. With the beauty surrounding the city, and the cozy hotels, such as the Hidden Dragon, on the outskirts, do yourself the favour: Don't end up at West Street. This makes the Spanish cities on the Sun Coast look authentic.

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BC, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

After four hours on the Li River boat and strolling down West Street for half an hour in the heat, we gave up and headed straight to the other end to KFC for cooling down, a drink and a bite (lunch on the cruise boat was not really edible). West Street is comparatively a nice tourist street with lots of... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had to walk along this street after disembarking from our river boat and going to meet our coach. The street has some fascinating shops and restaurants, with street entertainers also keeping us amused. The shops are mainly selling souvenirs, plus some food stalls. For westerners, there is a KFC and a McDonalds.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Our first experience of West Street was in the walk from the cruise boat to our hotel during the day. At that time it seemed to have an abundance of souvenir sellers and T shirt stores. By night the mood changes, with lots of neon lights and loud music and the bars and nightclubs are more obvious. It is significantly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The noise, the crowds, the gimmicky stalls, the loud music, and the Chinese love of flashing multicolour lights turn me off the place but still an experience and plenty of good restaurants/bars about just off West st.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The main shopping and tourist street in Yangshuo, very crowded at night, when all of the groups come here to shop. Especially, there are a lot of Chinese tourists. Much better to visit it by day, preferable before 1 pm, when the boats hasnt arrived yet! On the whole, a nice place to do some shopping for souvenirs, but be... More

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Bandung, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

At night time during your visit to Gui Ling, you should not miss the opportunity to stroll the West Street, wherein we could find many local restaurants, handy craft sellers and bars. The place is so crowded, but many fun and attractions as well as foods could be found there.

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