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“Fun another time, perhaps”
Review of Bamboo Rafting

Bamboo Rafting
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Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo with Liusanjie Show, Bamboo Rafting, or...
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Floating down a quiet stretch of the river would have been idyllic. However, this was Chinese holiday time, which meant the whole world and his country cousin was trying to experience the same thing. You could have walked across the river on the huge number of boats battling for what little of the river itself was visible... And the buzz of two stroke motors filled the air with fumes and the sound of a high-street at rush hour. Be careful if you do go that you check with other travellers - there are stretches of the river where you get deposited on islands while locals try to sell you souvenirs and the boat drivers seem reluctant to move on until you ha ve bought some...

Thank Scott L
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Along Li River. It was very cold. The scenery breathtaking. But very cold in December so dressed warmly.

Thank Steven881
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

A great way to see the scenery while having a relaxing drift down the river. Do it Latin the day and take a bottle of wine.

Thank Geoff D
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

For Bamboo rafting from Yangshuo, you have a choice of two (2) different types:
(1) Motorized Bamboo rafts that travel the Li River,
(2) Oarsman (manual) powered Bamboo rafts that travel the Yulong River.
It is highly recommended to take the Bamboo rafts that travel the Yulong River - the scenery is simply fantastic, quiet and fun. You have a choice of how long you want your bamboo raft ride - 1 or 2 hours, or longer depending on how far up river you want to start from. We chose the 2 hour trip which including going over about 6 or more small dams. The bamboo rafts are carefully guided by the oarsman over the small dams (see photo) and back down-stream - quite fun!
So if you are planning a trip to Yangshuo, the Yulong River raft ride is a must thing to do.

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Reviewed November 25, 2012

the bamboo rafting is very interesting and you will get your picture in the end of journey. dont forget to put your BIG SMILE!

Thank Nitskie
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