Visiting Yangshuo in Guilin, China

Sorry guys – I have been postponing travel posts from Guilin and Yangshuo for too long! I went there on a trip with some friends back in May. It was around the time when everyone was taking their last trips before the exams started, and the schoolyear would be over – literally every single student went on trips around China (while some  adventurous souls ventured further to other countries in Asia).

Little me went only a small flight away, from my precious Shanghai to the popular tourist destination Yangshuo…

Longji Rice Terraces, Yangshuo

Yangshuo County (阳朔县) used to be popular to backpackers only, this was in the 1980s, but quickly became a frequent place to stop for other tourists. Situated in the northeast of Guanxi, the most popular spot in the country is Yangshuo Town. The town is surrounded by karst peaks (kind of similar to the ones you can see around mainland China, Thailand and Vietnam), and borders the Li River on one of its sides. It houses many hip restaurants and cafees, as well as ex-pats around every corner.

View from our motel in Yangshuo Town

Yangshou is definitely a place I would recommend to visit if you ever find yourself in the south of China. Lots of people come there just to see the Longji Rice Terraces, or the many different caves around the mountains, but also to go cruising along the Li River – which you will recognise if you look at their 20 yuan note. There are many places to see around the county – and lots of activities to do!

Longji Rice Terraces, Yangshuo

I will write some posts about what we did around Guilin and Yangshuo during these next few weeks, so they’ll probably be up sometime soon! But please remember guys; I’m a college student – when I have time I will try my best to conjure up some awesome posts. Till then, bear with me please 🙂 As always, have a lovely day everyone!


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