Yangshuo

Yangshuo is popular for its incredible karst scenery, beautiful mountains, rivers, caves, and temples as well as its laid back cafes and bars. However, as a result, there is no shortage of mainland Chinese tourists, ex-pats, and other foreigners.

Yangshuo isn't your typical Chinese town and does not have the big-city feel as in most other Chinese cities. Yangshuo has a reputation as a foreigners' village in Southern China and is a major stop on the trail of many independent travelers. It's also a nice place to stop and explore the local countryside by bike or even give a try a world class rock-climbing sites.

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The Yulong River is a small tributary of the larger Li River that runs through the major city of Guilin to Yangshuo. The Yulong starts in Northern Yangshuo County near Litang and runs for over 35 kilometres (22 mi) through small villages of the Yulong River Valley, including Putao, Litang, Chaolong, Yima and Gaotian town, before emptying into the Li around the town of Ping Le.

This has become a popular tourist activity, with passengers beginning their journey that the Yulong Bridge, a 600-year-old stone bridge. As the local government has improved local roads through the Yulong River Valley, biking has also become a popular tourist activity, as there are many quaint villages along the river, some offering bed ad breakfast accommodation.