Guilin Laozhai Mountain, Yangshuo County

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Admire the sight of the Li River meandering slowly through the giant wooded karst anthouses of the Laozhai Hills at Guilin Laozhai Mountain, and make your 20-Yuan banknote come alive. At the top of a steep climb with over 1,100 stone steps, starting from Rongtan Park next to Xingping town wharf, you will be rewarded with an iconic and awe-inspiring view. A must-see during a visit to Giulin, bring a bottle of water for the 30-40 minute hike, and don't forget your camera. The majestic panorama from the top gives you unparalleled views of rural and natural scenery. If you wish to see the sunrise, you can find accomodations available in inns at the foot of the hill. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Guilin Laozhai Mountain and many more Yangshuo County attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Yangshuo County vacation builder.
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  • August 8, 2017
    This is a great mountain to hike as it's in the heart of xing ping, just next to the boats. it's quite steep, and there is one bit where you have to climb up a ladder, but i'm scared of heights and ma...  more »
  • April 29, 2017
    45 minutes from Nice steps. Allow 2 hours to take his time. The landscape up there is really great.
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  • April 25, 2017
    Not for the first time come to Yangshuo, so it did not have a very full schedule and are not meant to go to clock in attractions. Since the opening of the high speed rail, Yangshuo, in Guangzhou in the past as long as 2 hours, and high speed rail station is not far from XING Ping. In addition to 20 Yuan for the scene, xingping town and Li River cruise of the traditional road project, me and a friend decided to challenge the old village. Local people heard us before going to the old village, says go hard and there's nothing to see, also suggested that we go to another charge but better, driving up scenic spots is a surname. But ins and see TripAdvisor visitors to old village Shan, especially foreign tourists photos and old village Shan on the reviews we decided to look at! Mountain road is not as difficult to take, first 1/3 is an ordinary stone-paved the road Stone Mountain, got to about 1/2 stone becomes steep and winding, if the light is bad (like watching the sunrise or watch the sunset) is also easy to get lost, because the road towards a lot of bending, believe it will go to the mountains, go to watch. We went just the other day it rained so the road is a bit slippery, in short it is recommended that you wear sneakers or shoes outdoors mountain, shoes, skirt, do not try you will walk very difficult and very insecure. Go to 1/3 distance road is narrow and steep, in some locations, because of steep, install metal railings and stairs, all you need is a little bit of guts and courage, generally healthy adults should be able to mount, we are also non-professional outdoor traveler, wearing only sneakers and slacks, walking up and down all the way down also can deal with it. Tired along the way, but it actually felt pretty good, and the vegetation is rich, wild weeds along with all the way, the air is filled with negative ions. The following highlighting: the walk to the Summit is a Pavilion overlooking the mountain Idyll, but actually to see beautiful scenery, we need bare-handed climb a pile of stones, reached the highest point of the signal Tower, is the perfect top! Don't be scared by stone, your distance from the best scenery Diu Diu. See list of small hills in the network's photos are after the climb up the rubble to see, do not to stop in the Pavilion, remember! We took about 40 minutes to the top, but only because the top us, so in the above hair photos Sun play for almost an hour. Real top positions is very small, and is at the foot of the original pile of stones, and there are no viewing, no Rails no too much artificial facility, if more people are expected to stand down, could be dangerous, so we really have to pay attention to safety. From here to see down the road you can see mountain peaks in the distance, and Li River winds its way beneath your feet, when the weather is good (just like we did on this day) is like a colorful canvas, if it's rain and fog days, like a painting. In short, the old village is reason to give me a guide on the back, no commercial signs is not the being to which scenery, very recommended if you need a physical and a little courage!
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The home of an established leisure resort town, Yangshuo County offers an extensive range of accommodations, both inside and outside the main urban area. In the town itself, you'll find charming guesthouses set in old wooden buildings, standard hotels, basic hostels, and a smattering of larger resorts on the outskirts. Follow the roads and the rivers out of town to find a good deal more hotels, hostels, and guesthouses scattered across the area, enjoying picturesque spots amid the karst landscape. Camping also provides a particularly interesting option for budget-conscious and outdoorsy visitors.
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