Free Things To Do In Yangshuo – Best Free Things To Do In Yangshuo!
Last Update: 6th November 2019
What are the 6 Best Free Things To Do In Yangshuo?
Yangshuo is a popular, rural destination in Southern China. Featuring spectacular towering karst mountains, winding rivers and scenic countryside, visitors from all over the world flock to Yangshuo to explore it’s beauty. Are you looking to any free things to do in Yangshuo? Wendy Wei Tours has made a list of them for you. Let’s have a look at the best free things to do in Yangshuo.
1. West Street
West Street is the most renowned street in Yangshuo. It features different views in the daytime and at night. Most of tourists love visiting it. It is also popular among foreign visitors. Some of them even settled in Yangshuo and own a business there. You will find the Chinese and Western buildings along the street.
It is a combination of a variety of restaurants, hotels, boutique shops, handicraft stores and local specialties stores. At night, the street always presents another type of charm.
2. Yulong River Valley Walking
Yulong River Valley features the very breathtaking landscape in Yangshuo. It is home to local villagers for hundreds of years as well. You could explore it on foot if you’d like to. It is free to walk around the Yulong Valley. In different seasons, it presents different but also gorgeous views.
The popular routes for walking are from the Old Fuli Bridge to Jiuxian Village, Xiatang Village to Shui’ Edi and Shui’ Edi to Gongnong Bridge. During your walking, you will hear cocks crowing and dogs barking and see local villagers doing their daily life in the field.
Yangshuo is dotted with plenty of karst mountains. If you love mountaineering or hiking, you could explore some of them. If you are a keen photographer, it is recommended that you explore Laozhai Mountain which features amazing sunrise as well as sunset. But the road on the mountain is difficult to walk. It is suggested that you wear long clothes in case you are hurt by the plants on the way up.
A pair of anti-skid shoes is also needed. If you like to enjoy the sunrise or sunset from Laozhai Mountain, it is strongly recommended that you take a head lamp or a flashlight with you. It is also not advised that you discover the mountain alone. In additionyou’re your body condition is not good enough for Laozhai Mountain, you could explore the hills in the Yangshuo Park.
4. Swimming in the Yulong River
If you visit Yangshuo and Guilin Region in summer, you could enjoy swimming in the Yulong River. By swimming in the river, you will find a variety of fishes. Swimming in the Yulong River will be a unique memory to you.
Green bamboo stands along the river, locals do some washing by the river and even some local children swim in the river too. It is suggested that you swim in the section where many people swim out of the safety concern.
5. Jiuxian Old Town
Originally built in 621, Jiuxian Village is surrounded by hills. It is located at the foot of a hill. You will find more than 40 old buildings built in the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912). Covered with black tiles, most of the houses feature an old well.
With Ma Tou Walls, the houses feature a style of closed manor in the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing Dynasties. You will also find an old stone bridge, named Xiangui Bridge. The bridge was originally built in 1123 and rebuilt in 1137. It is the oldest existing stone arch bridge in Guangxi.
Jiuxian Old Town
6. Yangshuo TV Tower
Opposite Yangshuo Park, Yangshuo TV Tower offers stunning sunrise and sunset as well. But it is a little difficult to find its exact location. It is located behind the Postal Service Bank of China which is situated at the crossing of the West Street. It is recommended that you let locals advise you the way to the tower.
At Yangshuo TV Tower, you will enjoy the panoramic views of Yangshuo City. If it is foggy, you will feel that you are in a fairyland. Generally speaking, it takes around 40 – 60 minutes’ walk up to the top. The opening time for the entrance to the tower at the foot of the hill is from 05:00 am on.