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Bamboo rafting the Li River
By TIGGERCHIC82 | 7/12/2009 9:42:48 PM

Ask any tour guide in Yangshuo and he will get you on the next bike to the Li River. You are paired up and put onto bamboo rafts, with your own personal "Driver" (for lack of better words) that will guide your raft with a stick (so you don't run into someone else, or the bank). The sights are amazing and, although there are a few small waterfalls, the ride is very smooth.

Western style bars
By ROOSTERS2005 | 2/8/2008 6:05:23 AM

THE WAY INN , also known as Holland bar, is a very busy bar close to the centre. Beer, wine and cocktail bar. Famous for its mexican burritos and warm atmosphere.The bar is run by its dutch owner Tony and his chinese wife Jian. A great atmosphere, feels like going to a party. very casual. Almost every night Tony sings some english songs, very much appreciated by his customers. Good food and an impressive selection of sprits and cocktails. Pictures can be seen on their website .

Yangshuo good local guider
By RECHAN | 9/25/2007 7:25:06 AM

We just returned from a Uniworld tour and were very pleased. However, we took the 10-day tour (Beijing, Xian, Shanghai) which did not include a Yangtze cruise. The hotels were nice, meals were plentiful with a few really good dishes at each meal. They covered all the highlights and gave us a good amount of time at each place. We highly recommend them. After the tour was over we went on our own to Guilin/Yangshou and Hong Kong. I was thrilled with our guide in Yangshou and would not hesitate to travel with him again outside a group. His name is Hamson deng and his e-mail is (; phone (0)13878372314). I can’t say enough good things about this guy. He was fluent in English and had a thorough knowledge of the area. He was competent, professional, and charged very reasonable rates (~50 rmb/per person per day) for his services. He took us on an 1/2-day mountain biking tour of the Yangshuo countryside which was amazing. The tour lasted about 8 hours and included lunch at an elderly couple’s house in an ancient village. At one point, we loaded our bikes onto one of the many bamboo rafts that ply the river, and took a 1 hour float downstream surrounded by amazing scenery. That night, we went to the local show which is a large production set on the river. It highlighted the local minority groups of the area and was quite a spectacle and worth seeing. He also took us commarant fishing at night. Finally, he took us to the Longsheng rice fields.

Yulong River by Bike & Bamboo Raft
By DANIELKENNEDY | 4/7/2007 5:24:31 AM

One of the highlights of my family's trip to China was biking and rafting along the Yulong River. We started off from the beautiful Yangshuo Mountain Retreat where we were staying, and rented mountain bikes. From there we rode through the villages, stopping along the way to take photos and ended up 20km up river an ancient stone bridge. Some of the local kids were jumping off the parapet, which looked to be about 10meters+, into the clear water below. My son got up the nerve and jumped too! We crossed the bridge and biked about half way back on the other side, but the road was really rough in places so we decided to get a couple of bamboo rafts. We were told not to pay more than 20 yuan per person. It took us almost an hour to get back to Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, where after a hot shower we had dinner outside under the stars. Perfect!

By APAULT | 12/27/2006 5:35:14 AM

The town of Daxin is west of Nanning and the nearest town to DeTian Bu Pu (waterfalls on Mekong R), which are worth a visit. This town has little of interest. The hotel opposite the bus station cost me Y30, half the advertised price without bargaining, amazing! Otherwise, there are a few hotels including the luxurious looking Daxin Hotel in superb grounds - to the left as you exit from bus station. Thereis a small but lively outside dining street in the evenings just past the Daxin hotel on the other side of street.

There is one historic site, a drab fortified wall gate. Turn left from the bus station and it is somewhere on the left from there!

Caught bus from bus station to DeTian waterfalls,

De Tian Da Bu Pu (Da Tian Great Waterfall)
By APAULT | 12/27/2006 5:20:39 AM

DeTian Da Bu Pu (DaTian Great Waterfall) is on the Mekong River bordering Vietnam and is acccessible by bus. It is worth a visit even though the Y80 entrance fee is rather steep. It does not take long to see the whole waterfall and take a quick walk around the Vietnames market at the top (imitation foreign brand perfume etc. So it is probably best to take a bus in reasonably really and get ou the same day. (I bused from the unexciting town of Daxin for Y20)

There is a resort hotel in the park, and a couple of cheap hotels (Y60, clean) outside the vendor lined road up to the park.

It is also interesting to see how the Vietnamese cross the river wading and by boat, especially when the river is high!

Barbecue Food in the Street
By APAULT | 12/27/2006 5:11:29 AM

Street Market and Street Food

From the South bus station turn right (south) and cross the river, just a coupel of blocks on the left (east side) and before the main road forks, there is a big community street market which becomes a large outdoor eating area at night. I was told that people come from all over the city to it. There was a big range of food available here. There are several net bars in this area too.

Budget Hotels
By APAULT | 12/27/2006 5:07:08 AM

Budget Hotels
Near the South bus station there are numerous cheap hotels to the south, turn right form the bus station on Xingguang Lu and cross the river. There are not many hotels near the railway station, though there are some slightly higher standard ones there. From Beida bus station in the north west, turn right for hotels under Y100.

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