River Rafting, Jungle Walking, and Cormorants
Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Location: Yangshuo, China
- Sight Seeing 90% 90%
- Food 70% 70%
- Transportation 20% 20%
- Activities 80% 80%
Best Food & Drink
3. Guilin Noodles
桂林米粉 – guilin mi fen – cheap and abundant – these can be found everywhere in Guangxi province. Noodles covered in toppings – fresh and delicious.
Check in to Yangshuo Mountain Retreat. The place is incredible. I try to get here at least once a year – it’s very popular – book well ahead.
Go for a leisurely bike ride along the banks of the Li river, winding through old villages and paddyfields.
Get yourself on a shuttle bus towards XingPing. This ancient town is beautiful in its own right, but a 20 minute walk will take you to the scene featured on the 20 RMB note.
On the way to XingPing, a great little spot to hop off the bus is Fuli town, famed for its artists and fan makers.
Bamboo raft cruise. You have a few options for your route. Last time I visited, there seemed to be a crackdown on independent raft operators, and we were required to buy tickets ahead of time. Looks like it’s become a huge business since I first visited seven years ago! Your best bet is to ask in your hotel for ticket info.
1. Upper Yulong rafting: Jinlong Bridge – Jiuxian Village, about 2½ hours
2. Lower Yulong rafting: Chaoyang Wharf – Gongnong Bridge, about 2 hours
3. A shorter rafting: Chaoyang Wharf – Shui edi Dock, about 1 hour
Huadiwan Pet market – Asia’s largest aquarium market, has been razed to the ground.
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