Ancient Fishing Village

Ancient Fishing Village, Yangshuo County: Hours, Address, Ancient Fishing Village Reviews: 4/5

Ancient Fishing Village
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4.0
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jackholmes181
Lowell, MA150 contributions
Village
Nov 2019
Ancient Fishing Village is a LONG walk from the town along a bouncy boardwalk. Many signs tell you NOT TO STOP but many people are lined up along the fence to photograph the view. It is the view on the back of the 20 yuan note. The walk leads you to the boat excursion line and makes it difficult to appreciate the village.
Written January 7, 2020
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PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,776 contributions
Nice place, but quite crowded
Dec 2017 • Family
We realised that the Ancient Fishing Village was quite popular in the area in December as there were plenty of tourists hanging around. Its a nice place to buy some souvenirs and local made handicraft/apparel.
Written May 23, 2018
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Rita B
Shaanxi, China211 contributions
Cute town, very commercialized
Aug 2017 • Friends
My friend and i went there accidentally. We wanted to ride bicycles and were told by the hotel manager to go there, so we did. We didn't rent bikes, but walked around. There are a couple of streets with many souvenir shops and restaurants. Many of the store fronts are being built, so there will be more things in the near future...a KFC for example.

I think many go there for river cruises, raft cruises or to go to Xianggong Mountain.

I only saw a couple of men sitting by the water with cormorants, and if you go to the observation deck to see the scenery that is on the back of the 20 yuan bill, you will see others carrying these birds on long poles. You can have your picture taken with the birds, I am not sure how much it is.

Many of the souvenirs you can buy elsewhere, and you can eat much of the same food elsewhere. There are many vendors selling fresh fruit and juice.

I don't know who she is, but if you want fresh mango or passion fruit juice (similar to grapefruit juice), she is on the left side of the main street and has a small blue cooler, so you can get a cold bottle for 10 yuan. That is the same price as other vendors, but theirs is not cold.

If you walk out toward the river, there is a vendor on the right hand side, I think the second to the last stall that sells 3 kinds of fritters with sweet potato, taro, and shrimp. I bought 3, and they were delicious. 3 for 10 yuan.
Written August 15, 2017
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Rurina
Honolulu, HI793 contributions
Short Trip from Yangshuo, Worth a Visit
Jun 2017 • Couples
We had no idea what is there in this fishing village but we spontaneously rented electric scooter and went to this place. It took us about an hour to this place with the electric scooter.
Scooters are everywhere on the street for rent or at your hotel for 50-80 yuan per day with usually 200 yuan deposit.
Make sure to charge your scooter (Make sure to ask for a charger when renting it) and charge it once you get to Xingping. We ate at the restaurant and asked them if we could charge and left it charged and walked around the village and come back. Village is full of charms. Shops and stylish cafe everywhere and you can walk up to a 20yuan scenery spot and take a picture with the same view of 20yuan bill. If you want, you can also take the bamboo raft from there I think. Beautiful place and you should definitely go check it out if you have some time.
Written June 11, 2017
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Aolisi
Coupeville, WA338 contributions
Evening stroll without crowds
May 2017 • Couples
The water access to this village is controlled by the government and limited to approved tours, but their agents knock off work at 5pm and their speedboat heads out of town. After that it is possible for locals to boat you in. Alternatively you can get in by land. Overland directions are available from "This Old Place" hostel in Xinping.

The place apparently came to the attention of tourists after Bill Clinton visited. Still pictures of him around and the old house where he dined is one of the places we were shown. We went through in the evening and had the town pretty much to ourselves.
Written May 7, 2017
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Carol_and_Michael_W
Wagga Wagga, Australia207 contributions
A must do after you've been rafting on the Li River
May 2016 • Couples
After a bamboo raft on the Li River, Lilly Lu our wonderful private guide walked us through the old town.

Superb old style buildings and beautiful people.
Written May 26, 2016
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stephlo2016
Balneario Camboriu, SC48 contributions
Love it!
Dec 2015
This is a very small village near Yangshuo we went to ride bamboo rafts. It was quite an experience, just imagine 5-6 bamboos tied together and 2 beach chairs on top of it, and some guy standing in the back rowing the boat. So interesting! I kept waiting to capsize!
Written March 28, 2016
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