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Xing Ping, Yangshuo County

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Once the largest settlement along the Li River, Xing Ping now thrives as a fishing town, bursting with history and a local hub on market days. Established in 265 CE, the old village offers a glimpse of traditional Lingnan life and architecture, with 48 preserved residences to walk around at your leisure. Head to the water's edge for a scenic hike along the shore, or set off on a river excursion. Regular boat tours take off from the center of town, allowing you to drift through the mountainous karst landscape or take a trip to the nearby village. To visit Xing Ping on your holiday in Yangshuo County, and find out what else Yangshuo County has to offer, use our Yangshuo County trip generator.
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Where to stay in Yangshuo County

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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  • Xing Ping used to be a small version of Yangshuo. It had a nice, quiet old street, some fine little cafes and a laid back feeling. No more. It's like the Central Government turned on a tourist tap. Pa...  more »
  • We did the four person boat trip down the river to Xing Ping twice, it was so enjoyable - one day getting off at Nine Horse Mountain and hiking along the shore for another few km to get to the small t...  more »
  • Rapid improvements happening all through this area because of the fast train. This is an iconic landscape made famous on the 20 yuan note. Well worth a visit. Except I found the experience of being in...  more »