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“Ok, but a little disappointing”
Review of Bamboo Rafting

Bamboo Rafting
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Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo with Liusanjie Show, Bamboo Rafting, or...
Swansea, Australia
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5 reviews
“Ok, but a little disappointing”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

This wasn't quite the authentic experience we were looking for. It was pretty expensive (200Y per adult, kids half that) and was really just getting on a bus to go to a village on the river, unloading and joining a queue to get on a raft, watch a cormorant fishing demo (which is pretty amazing), feed a water buffalo and bung the kids on the buffalo's back for a photo, cruise down the river a bit, drop off a 40cm weir for a photo opportunity (which they then try to sell to you) then back on the coach to yangshuo. It was cool to see the dragon bridge (built 1400s I think) but not enough to raise the experience above average.

Visited October 2012
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Harbin, China
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very Fun”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We did Bamboo rafting on the Li River near Yangshuo. We did not start in Guilin because we were told the Yangshuo part was prettier. It seemed to be much less crowded. There were people on boats trying to sell us beer and pictures that they were taking of us. Each boat had their own driver. The local people were more than willing to spray us with water guns when we went past them. It was pretty funny actually. It seemed like a short ride but it was beautiful and much worth a try. The boats are very stable, even when going over the small water falls. This activity is highly recommended.

Visited October 2012
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cavite Metro Manila
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Bamboo rafting is the best but bit pricey..”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Best rafting experience ever!!! Mountain View.. Paradise!!!!
our driver is very kind , helpful & friendly..He always smile.. he talk to us how the mountain created by nature,
we ate also the fresh fish from the lake..;)

Visited October 2012
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Western Australia
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Wow”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Walk down to the riverfront and the Bamboo Raft people will find you!!
Wonderful experience...just gorgeous. A must do in Yangshuo.
Don't forget to haggle on a price! Enjoy!

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Sit back, relax and enjoy”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

What a treat to drift down the river on a bamboo raft. Avoid weekends when its REALLY busy with local tourists for a quiet, peaceful and joyous experience

Visited September 2012
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