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“Great escape from the crowds”

Jiuxian Ancient Village
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Private Motorcycle Sightseeing Tour of Yangshuo Countryside
Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
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“Great escape from the crowds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

My girlfriend and I were staying at Yangshuo. We had the bad luck to get there during the national holiday of the 1, 2 & 3 of may... So it was literally impossible to walk on the main spots of the town, like the west street. But the good thing (and bad of course too) about chinese people, is that they will always go all together to the same spot at the same time. So we rented some bikes, and went for a ride to the west direction, to the Yulong River. It's amazing, you ride 200mts, and you're alone in the middle of nowhere, with those amazing mountains, rocks, rivers and ancient towns. Once you get lost of all the massive tourists, you'll get to know and enjoy this gem.
Jiuxian is the best of all of the towns. When you go by the main road (which is a very narrow road anyway) you can't really see much. So you have to get inside the town by some of the paths that are there, and you'll get to see this lovely and cozy ancient town.
Just follow the signs of the Secret Garden Café. And if you can, take a hot chocolate in that place! It's so relaxing...
It's really worth going there, and do it by your own, biking.

Visited May 2013
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“Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Jiuxian is so beautiful. It is very traditional and a peaceful farmng community of rivers and rice paddies. Be sure to stop by the Secret Garden and say hi to Tanya. She is loads of positive, happy energy.

Visited April 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Absolutely Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

This village is probably the only one near Yangshuo that still contains so many beautiful grey brick buildings. I visited the village several years ago and was worried its lovely buildings would be destroyed, like so many other places nearby. This time I travelled with my family and was happy to discover that an enthusiastic South African has begun preserving as many of the houses as he can and has opened a gorgeous boutique hotel here. Definately worth a visit if you fancy a unique experience.

Visited January 2013
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“This is why you come to Yangshuo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We ended up in Jiuxian because our lodging was here, but frankly, anyone that comes to china sees plenty of cities. You come to Yangshuo to see the area that Jiuxian is. Mountains, rivers, rice paddies, greenery, hikes, peaceful farming village. NOTHING COMMERCIAL. It is amazing and should be a UNESCO world heritage site. All this and you can get excellent lunch or dinner or just a drink in a cool environment at the Secret Garden hotel if you are not staying there.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco
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“Amazing visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

Our tour guide (Wendy Li, who I highly recommend - contact me for her information) brought us here in a tut-tut (motorbike with benches for us to sit) because the bike ride would have been too difficult given the age of our children. It is not to be missed. The children were a little young to appreciate seeing buildings so old and beautiful but we loved it.

Visited June 2012
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