I am filing this trip report from Yangshuo Mountain Retreat (YMR). Tonight is our 4th night here and our stay has been pleasant. Will post a separate review about YMR.
Upon arrival at Guilin airport we took a cab arranged through YMR at RMB 280. Journey took 1hr through highway.
Temperature in the day is 27 C and night is cooler at abt 20C.
The Impression Liu San Jie show was spectacular and enjoyable and we bought the cheapest ticket at RMB 198 per person and our seats are at c section 4th row seats. These seats are right in front and commands a closer view of the performance rather than the more
expensive seats located behind and
higher up in the open air theatre. We get
a close up view when the performers performed a section of their song and
Cab from YMR to this theatre costs RMB 80 one way and journey takes 25 mins.
The next day we took the 5 hr Li river
boat cruise from Yangshuo to Yangdi costing RMB 270 each. Scenery is spectacular and we passed the stretch of
river between Xingping and Yangdi which is considered the most stunning and is
here that you will find the picturesque
scene immortalized on the 20 yuan note. A cooked lunch is also served on board at
RMB 125 consisting of sweet and sour fish, stir fried vegetables and seaweed soup.
We took this official boat cruise at 10am and ended in Yangdi, a small village on the banks of the Li river, approx 46kms
from Yangshuo. From Yangdi we took a blue van which can squeeze 14 people, to Yangshuo West St. It costs us RMB 9.50 each and takes 1hr 10mins.
As Fuli market day was on 22 of month, we took cab from YMR to west St at RMB 30 and then transfer to a mini van ( also
called bread van mian bao zhe) at RMB 3 pp and journey is 20 mins. Fuli is 8km from Yangshuo. Interesting day!
Moon hill and Langzi village was covered as a morning outing by hiring a cab driver for 3 hr at RMB 180. Moon hill is a half crescent moon shape limestone karst. Langzi village, 20km from Yangshuo is a typical ancient village and its landscape is filled with rice Padi fields, chestnuts fields, pomelo and kumquat trees and corn fields. The yellow and green colored fields with water buffaloes and a horse completes the fantastic landscape. We finished our short outing with a nice lunch at Moon Hill Cafe.
Yangshuo county offers spectacular karst scenery and it is particularly picturesque. The photos taken from YMR and in the surrounding areas, including the villages, gave a very dreamy and serene effect. Yangshuo is fabulous!