Things to Do in Yangshuo County

Things to Do in Yangshuo County, China - Yangshuo County Attractions

Things to Do in Yangshuo County


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  • Josiah C
    Los Angeles, CA7 contributions
    I’ve traveled to 78 different countries, and this was one of the most amazing vistas I have ever seen. Probably in my top 5 coolest places on earth. If you are even remotely close by, do yourself a favor and go.
    Written April 15, 2022
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  • Richard-in Asia
    London, UK14 contributions
    Be prepared to get a little wet as the river goes down a few weirs along the way. Great views down the river though.
    Written December 7, 2020
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  • Jessica L
    London, UK6 contributions
    We were here during the July summer holidays and it was very busy in the evenings. Nice and lively and worth the visit
    Written July 24, 2021
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  • JayZee33
    Toronto, Canada232 contributions
    Very difficult climb in the heat. Humid and hot. All shaded climbing, but very humid of course. One lovely local farm lady who was 65 made the climb with our family, fanning us at times, and giviing us correct estimations on timelines up the hill. She offered cold drinks at the top of the hill for reasonable prices. After a solid hike we were happy to support her efforts and camaraderie. Fantastic views at the top...just behind the moon. Worth it...but be prepared for the hike. My 6 year old loved it...saw it as a challenge. You can do it!
    Written July 21, 2021
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  • Jessica L
    London, UK6 contributions
    We came here for as it was recommended for the views and they did not disappoint. Breathtaking. One of the highlights of our trip
    Written July 24, 2021
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  • JonasCN
    Singapore, Singapore4,051 contributions
    The Silver Cave is the largest karst cave in Guilin. The cave requires a bit of imagination to enjoy the experience. Before you enter the cave, you will be given an audio electronic recorder and earpiece that will alert you of each landmark when you enter the cave. There are both English and Chinese audio electronic guides. These recorder will be collected at the end of the trail. You will need to pay a fine if you lose it so do take care of it. Once you enter the cave, you will walk past various checkpoints. There is only 1 route so you will not get lost. The whole route is around 1 hour to 1.5 hours depending on your pace and times you stop to take photo. You can factor around 2 hours including the shopping time outside the cave. Each checkpoint will ask you to look up, left or right at a formation. You need a bit of imagination, as the recorder will claim that the structure is the shape of a religious monument, mythical being or an animal. To enjoy the experience, you need to forget you are an adult and visualise it like how a kid will to enjoy the experience. Otherwise you will be bored quickly. Along the way, there are photographers who will take free shots of you that will then be charged if you like to buy the photos later. At the end of the trail, you will also visit a row of shops selling Buddhist symbols, herbs or local Guilin products. There will also be salesmen trying to convince you to buy photos with frames that they will charge a premium for. It is a highly commercial experience but entertaining if you imagine the structures like how a kid will.

    One more note is that you need to take good care of your health during winter. I went there in December at 9 degrees in the morning. It is cold outside during winter but warm in the cave. If you take off your jacket during the visit, do put in on before you leave the cave. This is to avoid catching a cold while you loosely dressed and sweating in the cave.
    Written April 18, 2020
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  • John Walsh
    3 contributions
    Chinese parks get a lot of use. Watch people playing cards, singing karaoke, dancing, generally having fun
    Written February 17, 2019
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  • Wolfgang H
    Canton of Zurich, Switzerland3 contributions
    We watched the Dance Show at Guilin Romance Park and it was really amazing. The visuals were just stunning! I also loved the fact that the show really takes advantage of the whole arena, at times you end up turning around or looking up for some of the experiences. Highly recommend!
    Written November 30, 2020
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  • André K
    Hefei, China201 contributions
    Thsi was absolutely a highlight of our visit. We did this with scooters and it was amazing. The views are spectacular and you can take awesome photos at so many places as you can stop anywhere you want to. This is defnitely a must do when visiting Yangshou!
    Written October 10, 2020
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  • Sascha A
    Germany12 contributions
    Very popular spot, so it’s difficult to be alone on this bridge. Try and check several locations around the bridge to take some nice pics. Very nice view from the bridge. Easy to reach with scooter or taxi.
    Written May 9, 2021
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11,086 contributions
    Many people took the bamboo raft ride here as it includes a return ride. The bridge is lovely and this place is very busy. If one starts the bamboo raft ride from Jinlong Bridge slightly further up, the ride is only one way for 1.5 hours and it costs 255 yuan for two people.
    Written September 13, 2019
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  • 14raj
    711 contributions
    A small town which can be covered in it's entirety in 1 hour's leisurely walk.

    Across the river, settlements of enthusiastic AirBnB and motel developers are cropping up at a rampant pace.

    The key things are the spectacular views along the Li River (including the 20 yuan note view), Bamboo boat rides to Nine Horse Hill and possibly the cormorant fishermen.

    Walking is enjoyable. Electric ferry cars are a plenty and they don't cost much (you can bargain as they always start with an inflated prices for tourists).
    Written May 6, 2019
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  • Lyberg
    Dannevirke, New Zealand34 contributions
    Butterfly Spring appears a bit tacky from the outside but the underground well lit caves are a beauty to go through. Some comment on it being a tourist trap - and in a way they are right - it is a tourist attraction and like all in every part of the world are designed to part you from extra money - but this is a gem to be seen and well worth the effort and is not far from Guilin. I loved it and I was a solo New Zealander with no Chinese language, and still found it worth the effort. Why else go to China if no to immerse and experience.s e
    Written January 4, 2019
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  • Carol R
    Bath, UK330 contributions
    We enjoyed wandering through the brightly light Gold Water cave where there are lots of stalactites and stalagmites often looking like the descriptions of “ crocodile teeth” “forest” “curtains” or “dragons chair” . The highlight however was going into the cold mud bath which was surprisingly thick in places and then (after a long cold shower) the hot springs bath. Fun experience and although there are lots of Chinese tourists going through the caves very few ventured into the baths when we were there.

    Written August 7, 2019
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  • Joel K
    Vancouver, Canada3,261 contributions
    A photographers paradise of different craftsmen, markets, people watching and food stalls. We got to the city by a small people ferry. We strolled through the city and enjoyed the beautiful day.
    Written March 10, 2020
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