Tour at Yangshuo – Part One @ Yulong River

It said that “Guilin scenery is the finest under heaven”. But there is another saying which is “The scenery of Yangshuo is the finest in Guilin district. ”

Yangshuo County is a county in Guilin, Guangxi Province, China. Its seat is located in Yangshuo Town. Surrounded by karst peaks and bordered on one side by the Li River (漓江) it is easily accessible by bus or by boat from nearby Guilin. Over the years, it has become popular with foreign backpackers.

The Yulong River (遇龙河) 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.
We decided to rent a bike and went there from West Street by ourselves. It was a tough job, really. We are almost ran out of energy. After this exhausting riding, we reached the beginning of today journey — the Yulong Bridge, a 600 year-old stone bridge, which lied on the upper stream of Yulong River.
Unlike the busy Li River, it has no motorized boat traffic and relies completely on bamboo rafts to ferry passengers down river. This has become a popular tourist activity. And we were setting off~.
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We are sailing ~ we are sailing~

The folk who was driving the bamboo raft for us said this hill looks like the head of a lion. Do you think so?

Maybe this little dragon fly was tired and wanted to hitch a ride. 😀

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The Yulong is prone to sudden flooding which is one of the reasons why there are not more places to stay close by. Local people have built breakwaters (weirs) every kilometer or so to allow their animals cross the river, though many have fallen into disrepair.
Every time we came across these weirs, it was always so exiting that the head of our bamboo raft dived into water with a huge splash. 😈


When we almost arrived the midstream, we can see more and more rafts appeared. Then we disembarked and continued our riding to the next stop~

May 4th, 2009 | Posted in Tour
  1. galacy
    May 4th, 2009 at 22:58 | #1

    the little dragon fly rested in the bamboo raft, listening the breeze whispering and watching the fish swimming….

  2. May 5th, 2009 at 08:37 | #2

    @galacy – are you writing a poem? 😀

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