Nanxi River

Nanxi River, Yongjia County: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Nanxi River Reviews: 4.5/5

Nanxi River
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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1 within 6 miles

37 reviews
Very good

Warner Robins, GA269 contributions
Great place to get some exercise
May 2018 • Business
We visited on a work trip. There is allot to do here at the river. You must go up to the top of the waterfall. We took a cart up and ended up walking back down. There are area to get snacks, have your ears cleaned, rest and read as well as enjoy an ice packed asked ride.
Written May 6, 2018
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Berkeley, CA40 contributions
Fresh Air!
Apr 2017 • Family
We went on a day trip from Wenzhou on a Monday, literally had the place to ourselves. Lots of nice, well maintained trails to hike on. Be prepared to climb some stairs. Great scenery and a breath of fresh air!
Written April 10, 2017
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Mumbai62 contributions
A experience to remember
Oct 2016 • Couples
This place is only about 60 kms north of wenzhou. We enjoyed the river rafting which is an experience we will remember for a long long time. The fresh air, greenery around and the slow meandering river flow soothed our souls. It was so peaceful out there with no noise but just the river water... one on the other side, we were a short distance away from a cave and waterfall (dragon something)...another great experience. We rode a short distance and then strolled around a village...time literally stopped on us....wish we could spend a night there...wish could spend some more time there. There are many more scenic spots and if one has there own mode of transport, I recommend spending one full day around this beautiful scenic area.
Written October 30, 2016
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Deutschland113 contributions
One day in the outskirts of Yandang Mountain
May 2015 • Business
Just located nearby the Yandang Mountain, this river area with the small creeks and bizarre stone formations is really scenic as well. You can stay there a whole day not having had enough of this beautiful area. Every corner reveals different spots, going up and down lets you become a part of this amazing vicinity. Just go there and sink into this world of rocks, stones and water. Awesome
Written June 21, 2015
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Kevin S
Shanghai, China61 contributions
Bamboo raft the Nanxi River, pretty, but price-gouging!
Aug 2014 • Couples
Entered at a point a couple kilometers up stream from Er Qiao (a more popular entry point), unfortunately I cannot remember the name, but was through a small village that contained an old courtyard that once held opera shows and unfortunately denouncings during the Cultural Revolution. Getting back...was 300rmb for two! Ridiculously high. Was told the trip would take an hour, and after girlfriend (local) went back and forth with the operator, they agreed to 1.5hr at that price. We loved the bamboo raft and the bamboo lounge seats, the scenery beautiful and hardly any other rafts. And as I had previously read that you need to make sure they don't use the motor to speed things up, I regularly told the 'captain' to stop using the motor. We were going to Shiziyan, but stopped short and only after 45 min. The stopping point was littered with other tourists, massive mini-bus-sized bamboo rafts and loudspeakers - horrendous. We were happy we had 30 minutes of peace.

When the guy told us to get off, I refused as it was already price-gouging, and to be cheated half the time on top of it was just too much. I shouted at the local operator who was waiting for us - I speak Chinese. And after about five minutes they relented and brought us back out on the water. Exhausting for a few minutes, but was worth it as you don't want to be taken totally for a ride by unscrupulous outfits.

Unfortunately, most of the area is insanely-capitalistic as much of China has become and tourists are bilked for every last yuan.

I'd almost recommend skipping Nanxi River and spending your time at Yandang Mountain nearby, where you can easily spend a few days.
Written August 29, 2014
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Jonathan B
Waco, TX1 contribution
Floating the Nanxi River
Jun 2014 • Friends
The Nanxi river area was very nice. I also visited Yantou village and Lenking village. The travel there was teh hardest part of our trip. Getting there is really hard if you don't know Chinese. For those who want to visit; from the frain station, get on bus 45 and take it til you reach a stop that has bus 108. This is different then the articles I found that were written in the late 90's. Those were outdated. Hop on bus 108 and take it to the "Anlanting " stop, get off and walk along the water til you reach the ferry. The ferry will cost 2 yuan. Take it across the river. From there, when you exit the ferry grounds, you will see a bunch of busses. These busses run north and go through Yantou.
Written July 22, 2014
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Shanghai, China9 contributions
Plenty old villages for a weekday (or two)
Mar 2014 • Solo
There is nothing really spectacular here, but scenery and old villages around Nanxi River are charming enough even for the jaded China traveller to pass one weekday or even two. Try to avoid the weekends, of course. There were hardly any tourists anywhere during my trip, but the tourist infrastructure is already well built up around the main sights - I believe most local tourist do that rafting thing on the very gently flowing Nanxi River and that didn't interest me one bit.

I managed to squeeze 5 villages - Linkeng, Yubei, Cangpo, Yantou and Furong - into one long day. When you arrive by bus from Oubei/Wenzhou it's easy enough to walk between Yantou and Furong and even Cangpo (this about 30 to 40 minutes on foot). For Linkeng and Yubei you'd need to hire one of the taxi vans that wait around Yantou bus station. The time you'd like to spend in any of these villages might largely depend on how many old South Chinese villages you have already seen. In my opinion the villages around here can be appreciated well enough in 30 to 60 minutes. The largest of the lot is Yantou, its old area west of the bus station sprawling well beyond the limits of the fenced in tourist zone of Lishui Jie. Lishui Jie is indeed a pretty unique structure and with a panorama of mountain and pagoda shows off some great kitschy China postcard pictures. Lanterns are lit when night falls around Lishui Jie. Surprisingly the houses on that roofed street are still lived in by real people going about their daily routine - there are only a few tourist shops. But that can change oh so quickly (see Fenghuang, Lijiang, the water village in Eastern Jiangsu und Northern Zhejiang). Lishui Jie was actually my last stop that day and I was indeed tempted to linger somewhat longer. But then the hotels in Yantou looked a pretty dismal lot. I didn't make the last bus back to Oubei (leaves about 5 pm-ish), but there plenty of taxis for a few hours still, that fill up rather quickly for 20 to 30 RMB per seat (depending how many people squeeze in).
Written April 23, 2014
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Tejas P
Wenzhou, China10 contributions
Jounry Through Nanxi River
Apr 2013 • Friends
This is a most beautiful palce Neat to Wenzouh city.
At arrival we enjoy the Bombu Boat ride on river, It is really a nice experiance.
After than we went for the Dragon Water fall.It is really a very beautiful place to visit.
Written April 29, 2013
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Xiamen, China676 contributions
Beautiful, Quiet
Aug 2011 • Couples
The areas of the Nanxi River we explored were beautiful. We were either very lucky to arrive at a non-tourist time or the area is lucky not to be too inundated with tourists as some other more prominant areas of China can be.
There was not a lot going on but in one area we saw a lot of camels down next to the river and I think these were available for rent. There was also an area where some 4x4 driving experiences were taking place on the river bank and in the reiver itself. There was evidence that rafting was available but all of the rafts we saw appeared to be laid-up.
If you are interested in somewhere less-travelled then this area will probably suit. We hired a driver for a full day at little cost (relatively) and he did a fantastic job of getting us around the area.
Written June 23, 2012
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