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Enchanting Beauty in Yangshuo, China

From Guilin we took the river cruise to Yangshuo – a town in the heart of some seriously stunning scenery. In Yangshuo, the town itself doesn’t offer much to do. There are lots of tourist stalls and shops, but the real appeal is the surrounding area so during the days, we set about exploring as much of the area as we could. There is the moon cave that look impressive from afar or the bamboo rafting down the river, and we might have done these if we have stayed longer. There’s also a daily night show, which features a light show and a dance display from the director of the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony. It’s also the only way to see cormorant fishing displays. But by far, the best ways to experience the Yangshuo are via bicycle or motorbike.  These can be hired from almost everywhere.  Even if you’re not…

Top 7 things to do in Guilin

Chinese have a saying: “Guilin’s mountain and water scenery is the best under heaven”. Actually Guilin is home to China’s most amazing scenery. The green peaks reflect on tranquil rivers and waves of water-filled rice paddies ripple across the mountains. This place was the vivid inspiration for centuries of poems, songs, and legends. The summer season until October is the best time to visit. But before we show you the best of Guilin, let’s get something straight. When people say Guilin, they’re really talking about three different places: Guilin (the city), Longji and Yangshuo. These three cities embody Guilin’s beauty and atmosphere. We recommend a day trip to Longji to see the stunning rice terraces then return to Guilin for the night and head to Yangshuo for next 2-3 days. We visited Guilin for two days as part of a 15 Days tour of China. So, below we will show you the…