West Street
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JonasCN
Singapore, Singapore4,051 contributions
Dec 2019
West Street is a 1400 years old street developed in the 1980s. The locals termed it as a foreigner street as they are more locals than foreigners. This is so true. You will find mainly tourists and young adults especially at night. The area is highly commercialised. There are International cafes like KFC and Starbucks that are crowded. The other shops are mainly local eateries, restaurants (each claiming they are the authentic beer fish and one with endorsement photo of Singapore Prime Minister Lee), souvenirs and fashion. If you are not a big fan of shopping, you will finish the stretch within a hour. If you like shopping and eating it will probably take half a day. It is less crowded during the day but more vibrant at night. You will find the street lit with neon lights and road side stalls outside the street screaming of bargains to draw crowds.

But despite this unimpressive experience, it is still a must visit because it is the only shopping area where you can experience Yangshuo local culture there. So unfortunately it is an important focal point that cannot be missed to have a complete experience.
Written April 18, 2020
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ThaiCookingRocks
Changchun, China786 contributions
Dec 2021
It's hard to say good or bad in many respects because it is what you would expect for a pedestrian street that is a tourist attraction.

There are many similar shops that sell trinkets and food, which isn't that much different than other tourist spots but there are some gems here and there. This is not a must see, but it's a good way to kill some time if you want to wander and people watch.

One of the big perks is that it has a range of Western food options. A plethora of pizza places and craft pubs. So if you want something that isn't Chinese there are many options. The Starbucks and Watsons is helpful too!

If you get off the main street you will find more interesting shops and a tangle of interesting places.

We went when it was off-season and there were few people around. It might be overwhelming during the high season, but I can't speak to that, but this won't make or break your visit and there are certainly many more fun things to do before you land here, but if you want to stroll and be aimless its a good option.
Written December 27, 2021
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Helzlar
Beijing, China15 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
If you are adverse to loud music, crowds and weird smells I would avoid West Street. If you aren't-- head on down. Plenty of street stalls selling anything from jewelry to portraits to food. Social distancing is not a thing here
Written August 5, 2020
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Maria
Shanghai, China5 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Don’t go unless you enjoy noise and crowds. The street is full of small shops selling overpriced touristy stuff - same as in every popular China tourism destination. Only head down here if you are targeting a particular restaurant
Written January 1, 2023
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r l
Baltimore-Washington, DC347 contributions
Mar 2019
This was really the only disappointing part of our tour in China. After seeing a wonderful evening show on the Li river we headed for our restaurant on West Street. During the day, when we passed through it earlier, it seemed ok, but at night we were bombarded by huge crowds, noise and confusion. Though we felt safe, this was not at all what we expected to encounter and unless you are into loud music, bars, and gaudy tourism, I would stay away. We would happily visit China on a future occasion again, and liked other things we saw in Yangshuo, but West Street is definitely not one of them. Despite recommendations in guidebooks, I would skip this. There are many better things to do with your time in China.
Written February 1, 2020
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kewal d
Kiyosu, Japan257 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We went there on new years eve. The lighting, ambience, music.. everythingwas perfect. In general the street had lot of stores and was most happening place in Yangshuo. If not staying inside reserve, better to stay here.
Written February 18, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,689 contributions
Sep 2020
This is often referred to as "Foreigner's Street," but with COVID-19, the majority of sightseers are residents of China. The street was originally formed over 1,400 years ago. Lots of ancient buildings, although restored over the years. Especially fun with the evening crowds. Lots of restaurants and other eateries, and souvenir shops.
Written September 17, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,689 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Are we really in Yangshuo County? In sharp contrast to the peaceful surrounding mountain area and the slow flowing Yulong River, West Street, especially in the evening is busy. The street is jammed with shops, eateries, bars, and cafes. Good place to chill out and enjoy the atmosphere.
Written February 11, 2019
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tgreatblueberry
Shenzhen, China5 contributions
Oct 2011 • Friends
Description: Yangren Street (foreigner street) or more commonly called West Street, looks basically like Bourbon Street in New Orleans without the class, vodoo, or the cool French architecture. There are a lot of places to haggle with people and get cheap scarves (10-30 yuan) and lots of other fun doodads. Along the way there are also various restaurants that promise you the world, including everything from pizza to Kung Pao Chicken. There are also a healthy selection of bars, although don't expect to go dancing in most of them, since that's not common practice.

What I liked: I liked going to the far back alleys away from the main road, because you can be a much more successful haggler there. The shopping is phenomenal, and you can get decent North Face jackets, for instance, for around 160 yuan. Bracelets and earrings are around 10 yuan. Cute little change-bags 10 yuan or less. As always, don't forget to haggle! They normally triple the price so that even if you half their asking price they still rip you off. For example, North Face jackets started at 600 yuan.

What I liked least: The food. The food around here is awful, both Western and Chinese food alike. I even tried some of the restaurants Lonely Planet recommended like Kelly's Bar, and they were only slightly better than the norm. The food is overpriced (40-200 yuan is a lot for Chinese standards), the quality is awful (loose hamburger patties that taste like meat paste, milk shakes with all milk and no ice cream, and "spaghetti" made with cooked noodles and a few boiled tomatoes mixed in), and the service is horrible. I sat in a restaurant on the main drag called Rose's (or something similar) That, despite the cold, seated me at a table in front of the door and repeatedly left it hanging open despite me asking them to keep it closed. I was freezing and miserable.

Tips from the Locals: I have not tried them yet, but I was recommended these restaurants if you absolutely HAVE to eat here: Riley's cafe, Club 98, Kelly's Café and Chao's Noodles.

Only bathrooms seem to be KFC and McDonald's, although if you eat at a restaurant you can go there.

Bring: 1. Your best haggle game-face
2. A money belt, or somewhere to keep your valuables extra safe.
3. A compass or map to help you guide yourself through the narrow streets.
4. Your best sense of humor
Written October 10, 2011
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Hong Kong, China4,236 contributions
May 2019 • Family
This street is very busy . Be really careful not to come here during Chinese long holiday or big holiday . I saw many videos that it can be unbelievably crowded like all those Five A Levels Chinese attraction- like sardines inside a can.

We came here on Sunday night ( not Chinese holiday ) , so it’s little crowded but manageable.

It is interesting to look at at night . Many restaurants are there. Street performers, bar and disco with girls dressed like 20 years ago ( very outdated ) but all are interested to look at . Spend an hour here or longer if I wanna have dinner hear. Many chained restaurants are there.
Written May 13, 2019
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