Yangshuo (China) Reviews
Description:City: Yangshou / Country: China / World Region: Asia / "Yangshuo (Simplified Chinese: 阳朔; Traditional ... more
Yangshuo (China) ... Chinese: 陽朔; pinyin: Yángshuň) is a small town in Guilin, Guangxi Province, China, and the seat of Yangshuo County. Surrounded by towering karst peaks, bordered on one side by the Lijiang River (漓江) it is easily accessible by bus or by boat from nearby Guilin. Over the years, it has become extremely popular with foreign backpackers as a place to unwind. Nowadays, it is rare to visit this city without finding throngs of local and foreign tourists. Yangshuo was visited by US President Bill Clinton on his visit to China. Yangshuo is an ancient town which became a country in Jin Dynasty some 1,500 years ago."
Newest Review: ... barage of questions (spoken in native mandarin), small children running up to poke and laugh at you and the men who just hang back and stare. This experience can be quite unerving at first, especiallly when arriving from such a rude, secular society as Britain, however afetr a while it becomes great fun. Yungshuo is a place siuated within these quite amazing hills that suddenly spring up ... more
Customer Yangshuo (China) Reviews (3)
by - written on 18/06/01, updated on 18/06/01 (Very useful, 137 readings)
China is one of those countries that if you have the luck or inclination to travel; won't disapoint. If you have made the decision to travel around China then you are in for a wonderful surprise. Not only will you be subjected to visions that are hard found anywhere else (especially away form the beaten track), but you will be (again, away from major cities and towns) the epicentre of attention where ever you go. You quite literally will be given no break from the constant barage of questions (spoken in native mandarin), small children running up to poke and laugh at you and the men who just hang back and stare. This experience can be quite unerving at ... Read the complete review
by - written on 05/06/01, updated on 05/06/01 (Very useful, 344 readings)
Your opinion of Yangshuo will depend on the reasons why you came to China in the first place and where you have arrived here from. Lonely Planet might well advise not to make this your first or second stop, yet I am certain that I would have appreciated this town more had I done so and if I hadn't seen so many more interesting places before I got here. Certainly as you leave Guilin (the most popular gateway to Yangshuo) you can't help but feel pleased that you are leaving one of the most overrated tourist destinations in China, but are you heading to another? First impressions of Yangshuo (after the short and smooth 90 minute journey - but don't pay ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/10/00, updated on 29/10/00 (Very useful, 629 readings)
With a visit to China being the culture shock that it is, you're truly glad of a place like Yangshuo. The village has become something of a Mecca for backpackers travelling across China, because of the absolutely stunning scenery that surrounds it. Inevitably, this has led to the establishment of hundreds of stores selling tacky souvenirs, and numerous little restaurants and cafes selling international food. Yangshuo is probably the only place in China where you can buy a traditional British apple crumble, for example! The village is only about an hour and a half's drive out from Guilin, through some truly spectacular scenery, and this leads to the ... Read the complete review
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