Activities in Yangshuo
Yangshuo has a wide variety of activities to help you get the most out of your visit.
We strive to keep to our philosophy of providing value for money while maintaining a quality product.
We provide the ability to book these additional activities and options as a service and convenience for you. A couple of key points:
- You should never feel pressured to book an option or activity by our staff. (if this happens please immediately speak to management)
- We always try to deal with people we know and trust, however we are unable to guarantee their service to you
- We do not claim to have the cheapest prices in town but we are very competitive
- If you have the time and energy to shop around for the best deal then please feel free to do so
And remember, with a price or deal anywhere ¨C if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is!
Liu Sanjie Impressions
Experience the wonderful visual storytelling of Zhang Yi Mou, creator and director of Beijing 's opening and closing ceremonies.
Zhang's ˇ°Impressionsˇ± performance is mostly carried out on the Li River with scores of bamboo rafts and in excess of 500 local performers. The surrounding limestone karsts form the backdrop of this feast of colour, sound and light.
A wonderful experience and one of Yangshuo's must-do activities.
Cycling in the countryside is the quintessential Yangshuo experience.
The help of a local guide when exploring hidden valleys and villages is a must.
There is a whole range of options and routes available so having this local knowledge can help you get off the beaten track by avoiding busy roads and ensuring you don't spend the day cycling in circles.
A highlight for so many people visiting Yangshuo is a boat cruise along the most spectacular section of the Li River.
Featuring the scenery from the Y20 note the journey from Xingping to Yangdi and return is simply stunning. A far more peaceful and intimate experience than the large tourist cruises chugging from Guilin to Yangshuo every day.
De-mystify Chinese cooking by spending a morning or afternoon in the beautifully located Yangshuo Cooking School .
Each class includes a local market tour as well as the opportunity to cook and feast on 5 dishes in a small class environment.
Sit back and relax on a bamboo raft whilst ambling down the Dragon River .
A totally different experience to cruising on the Li River, you are still surrounded by the magnificent scenery however the Dragon is smaller and quieter. The karsts on one side of the river are set back slightly in the distance allowing you to also take in wonderful rural views.
The ancient art of Tai Chi has many benefits for the mind, body and soul.
Every morning millions of Chinese, young and old, practice this traditional art form in parks and public areas throughout China . Lovely Yangshuo park is the perfect place to join in and get a taste of the culture first-hand.
Mornings of lingering mist transform the Yangshuo's landscape into a dreamy and mythical land and the classical subject of so many Chinese paintings. Explore your inner artist and put yourself in the picture by receiving private instruction in Chinese painting along the banks of the Li River.
For those with a more adventurous soul and a desire to get into the action consider kayaking along the Li River from FuLi to Liugong.
Being on the river is a fantastic experience not only for the awesome scenery but you just may find yourself right in the middle of daily life of local river communities.
Many of the pictures of Yangshuo you will have seen will often feature either the distinctive landscape or cormorant fishermen.
These primitive looking birds have traditionally been used for night fishing along the Li and Dragon rivers for hundreds of years. Taking a boat out on the river is necessary to get a close up view of this unusual fishing method. The birds dive from the fisherman's raft into the water to emerge seconds later with their beaks firmly clasped around their prey.
Descend into the beautiful underground world of the Silver Cave .
A multi-storied cavern of around 2 kilometres has been opened for tourists featuring stunning stalactites dripping from the roof like glistening silver curtains. The cave has been described as an underground art gallery.