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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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  • Riding on the bamboo raft is ideal to see the Yulong river, however young children are not permitted, the next best option is taking a bicycle tour. We rented bicycles CNY 25 each carrying our kids on...  more »
  • The only way to experience this is to do the bamboo raft! It was so tranquil and peaceful - we actually went on a bit of a dodgy day with scattered showers so there were much fewer tourists on the riv...  more »
  • We had a good time on the Yulong in 2007 for our honeymoon. We went back this year and the development along the river is dramatic but it is still worth the trip.  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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