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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 and get the most from your holiday in Yangshuo County, create itinerary details personal to you using our Yangshuo County road trip tool .
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  • Going on a prearranged tour like this was not our usual M.O., but it was a 100% cool experience. This river passage is really breathtaking, and having the guide do all of the work made it feel like Ve...  more »
  • The Yulong River is a tributary of the Li River, and runs peacefully between the wonderful mountain scenery of southern China. Its limpid waters can be traversed from Yangshuo in rafts of bamboo or other types of local vessels, but can also walk along its banks or visit them by bike. It really is an activity in nature that can not miss if you are visiting in Yangshuo and allows you to enjoy the unforgettable scenery of the area. Recommended.
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  • Loved it here. The mountains and the glassy stillness of the water was amazing. So relaxing and beautiful.  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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