What it is:
Equal parts idyllic countryside town and wilderness escape, Yangshuo looks like it came right off of a postcard. Within the town itself, visitors are usually relieved to find that noise and air pollution are very low here, and that the clean streets make for a pleasant daytime stroll. But while a wander around the town centre is a nice way to spend a day or two, the main reason visitors head to Yangshuo is to embark on journeys further into its scenic outskirts.
A perfect place to explore by bike, boat and foot, the Yangshuo countryside promises a perfect backdrop of massive karsts, caves, rivers and mountain temples. Some of the best places to take in the sites are the Yangdi-Xingping scenic area or the Li River, best explored by traditional river boat. Make sure to have your camera ready along the way – this is a great place to see fishermen and rice farmers at work among the natural wonder.
How to get there:
The nearest airport to Yangshuo is Guilin Liangjiang International Airport which is about 1.5 hours away by shuttle bus. Shuttle buses operate to Yangshuo every 1.5-2.5 hours between 9:30 and 22:30.
A number of services operate to Yangshuo, terminating at the South Bus Station and the North Bus Station. Popular routes are from Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xingping.
Yangshuo Railway Station is about 14 miles away from downtown Yangshuo and can be reached from Guangzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Liuzhou and Nanning.
There are number of cruises that travel to Yangshuo but the most popular is definitely Guilin to Yangshuo. Boat trips are recommended to be booked in advance through your travel provider.