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Yulong River, Yangshuo County

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Devoid of motorized boat traffic, Yulong River makes for great sightseeing as it winds its way among numerous small villages and looming rock formations. Explore the rural landscape along the path of the 35 km (22 mi) long river for a chance to step back in time and visit an area little changed by modern developments. Hop aboard a bamboo raft at the historic stone Yulong Bridge and lazily float through timeless farming communities and expansive rice paddies. As the river averages only about 25 m (82 ft) in width, you'll find yourself constantly surrounded by the region's lush scenery, with easy access to the accommodations of nearby villages. To visit Yulong River on your trip to Yangshuo County, use our Yangshuo County vacation route planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Relaxing place of remarkable beauty. Perfect for exploring by bicycle. You can also go to the bamboo raft: picturesque!
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  • August 16, 2017
    To do absolutely!! The show that will open your eyes at every bend in the River will be mind-blowing ... The hours of sailing will spend without noticing! Also suitable for children.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We can't rave about our experience on the River. The scenery is stunning and worth raving about... but the overall experience wasn't grand. The boats aren't great, they are noisy and lots of pushing/s...  more »

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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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