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“No option but to relax and soak it all in!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Yulong River

Yulong River
Yangshuo, Yangshuo County, China
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4.5 of 5 stars 664 Reviews
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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“No option but to relax and soak it all in!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Ditto to all other excellent reviews. Fly in to Guilin airport drive 1&1/2 hrs to Yangshuo County and be mesmerized by the scenery. Depends on where you stay but about 40 mins drive brings you to the Bamboo river rafting. Sedate peaceful and fun even for us in our late,late 50's. Beware of the "photo shoots" but if you tip the pole man first with 20yuan ($A3) with a no photo's sign language he will take you often on an outside route to "avoid" to photographers.
The pole man will also bring you up to "drink and food stalls" if you politely refuse you are "encouraged" to buy one for the pole man at least.
The time is about 1 &1/2 hours if you take the longer version so go to the bathroom before your trip...no getting off half way!!!

Visited April 2013
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“Peaceful and beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The river, rafting and rapids are great fun. Hope you have a better boatman than we did as he got stuck twice but I would highly recommend that you experience this rafting trip. You may get your feet wet!! The setting and scenery is either out of a movie or from a painting or both. Don't miss.

Visited May 2013
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“rafting on Yulong dragon river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

a two person bamboo rafting experience not to be missed. be sure to take the whole 3 hour upstream and downstream adventure. you will be guided to an ancient Ming dynasty bridge upstream and then downstream through 9 short "rapids". no motors like on the Li River. quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. rained during the last 20 minutes, but not a problem. if it rains too much the river will close to bamboo rafts because of high water.
photo opportunities everywhere. last part does have vendors, but not a big issue to us.

Visited May 2013
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“Great setting but over run with vendors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

A bamboo raft ride that should have been serene ad peaceful is still worth a visit but the vendors destroy the ambiance and serenity is non existant

Visited May 2013
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“Unbelievable scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We took a 1 hour boat ride down river. Plan to take a lot of pictures. If it has rained quite a bit recently, the trails will be too muddy to hike.

Visited April 2013
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