Yangshuo Travel Guide
The rippling Li River traverses the county and brings it breath-taking natural beauty. The county is regarded as one of the most beautiful counties in China and the local scenery is the essence of Guilin. It is also the termination of a Li River cruise.
The special geography gives it amazing beauty while over 1,400 years of history and diverse ethnic minority groups bless it with deep traditional and splendid cultures. Keeping their original charater, streets there present the simple and primitive atmosphere of the ancient town. Ethnic groups’ special folk customs represented by their various festivals, and exotic flavors added by foreigners make this town more colorful. The West Street in town is the most popular site, gathering and dispatching a great number of tourists.
There is no airport in this town. But the high speed trains have connected it with Guilin, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Besides, buses to Guilin, Guangzhou, Nanning, Shenzhen, and Xingping Town are available at the local bus station. Those traveling by air can transfer from Guilin, where you can choose a Li River cruise or take a train or bus to Yangshuo. City-bus and motor tricycles operate within the county. Cycling and hiking are good choices to view the idyllic countryside scenery.
Yangshuo attracts tourists with its delicious specialty foods, such as Beer Fish, Niang dishes and special snacks including rice noodles and various glutinous rice cakes. You can taste them in most streets of the county. The local specialties such as Shatian Shaddocks, kumquats and Chinese chestnuts are worth tasting as well.
If you want to buy some souvenirs, painted fans, embroidered balls, and painted shirts are all good choices. You can buy in tourist spots or pick up some when wandering along West Street. Bargaining is necessary before paying. If you want to buy some local specialties, you are suggested to go to supermarkets like Ninety-nine Supermarket.
Impression Sanjie Liu, a local performance directed by Zhang Yimou, is highly recommended to enjoy at night. It is performed on the Li River as a natural stage and many folk songs and dances are shown. West Street turns into a bar street at night, where one can relax and listen to some pop songs. Many foreigners reside there. Different kinds of clubs and cafes, as well as plenty of snacks in the roadside eateries will leave you with an unforgettable experience.
Basic facts and practical tips are provided to facilitate your trip or living in Yangshuo.
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