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Our Yangshuo travelogue:20-24 Oct 2011

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Our Yangshuo travelogue:20-24 Oct 2011

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

dance.

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!

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1. Re: Our Yangshuo travelogue:20-24 Oct 2011

There is an error in my post regarding the cab fare from YMR to the impression Liu San Jie show. It should be RMB 80 for return trip (instead of one way).

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4. Re: Our Yangshuo travelogue:20-24 Oct 2011

Thank you for sharing. I once served as a Japanese and English teacher in a foreign language school in Yangshuo for 1 year and a half. I miss the beer fish, the summer Li River, and the basketball courts in Yangshuo park and the hospital.

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5. Re: Our Yangshuo travelogue:20-24 Oct 2011

Fantastic itinerary but one thing to critic is better to biking along Yulong river to Jiuxian instead of driving to Moon Hill and Langzi. This tour will offer more and save the unlogical 180 Y.

Jiuxian and Langzi are similar.

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6. Re: Our Yangshuo travelogue:20-24 Oct 2011

Chinafacttour:

We're thinking of visiting 4 days Nov 18-21. Since you've actually lived there, how about the weather that time of year, in particular we 're concerned about water level in the Li River. Your insight will be greatly appreciated.

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7. Re: Our Yangshuo travelogue:20-24 Oct 2011

Been there around those dates and it is definitely getting cold but not freezing cold. It's just that several places have no adequate heating or no heating at all which makes it uncomfortable. Make sure your hotel has good heating.

Water level was fine. In any case for the Yulong river (better place to go) the level is always stable.

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8. Re: Our Yangshuo travelogue:20-24 Oct 2011

Just see weather histry report of Nov:

php.weather.sina.com.cn/whd.php…

And dont worry about the water level. Big boat (the kind down from Guilin) will be in operation all year round. If water is too low, big boat just cruise the section Yangdi-Xingping. If extrem low (may happen in deep winter i.e. Dec - Jan), they cruise Yangdi-Dashuang-Yangdi. But however, water level will have no effect on rafting(generally between Xingping and Yangdi).

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9. Re: Our Yangshuo travelogue:20-24 Oct 2011

shenSanGabrielValley:

The weather that time of year in Yangshuo is about 25℃ -- 15 ℃. Not much rain, but sometimes may meet the gloomy days. For the 4-7day Yangshuo weather forecast, you can visit this page www.weather.com.cn/en/weather/101300510.shtml

The water level in the Li River is not so low this autumn. Seen from the present it will not affect the cruise or rafting in Nov or Dec.

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10. Re: Our Yangshuo travelogue:20-24 Oct 2011

shenSanGabrielValley:

The weather that time of year in Yangshuo is about 25℃ -- 15 ℃. Not much rain, but sometimes may meet the gloomy days. For the 4-7day Yangshuo weather forecast, you can visit this page www.weather.com.cn/en/weather/101300510.shtml

The water level in the Li River is not so low this autunm. Seen from the present it will not affect the cruise or rafting in Nov or Dec.