Yangshuo Top Attractions – Find out about the top attractions in Yangshuo
Last Update: 6th November 2019
What are the Yangshuo Top Attractions?
Interested to find out what places are the top attractions in Yangshuo for your stay in Yangshuo? Find out more about the Yangshuo Top Attractions below:
Yangshuo Top Attractions
The Li River Cruise is always the No. 1 top attraction and thing to do in Yangshuo. It features the unique karst landform. You could take a big boat available daily from Guilin to Yangshuo for nearly 4 hours to enjoy the views along the river. The big boat is for all ages. If you would like to have your own privacy, it is suggested that you enjoy a private motorized raft. The raft runs for around 60 minutes between Xingping and Nine-horse Fresco Hill. The route of the raft has the most beautiful highlights along the river. However, the pregnant women, children under 1.2m tall and the elder above 65 years old are forbidden to take the raft.
- Yulong River & Yulong Valley
The Yulong River Valley is one of the most popular attractions in Yangshuo for its natural landscape. You could take a bamboo raft operated by local villagers with a bamboo pole to discover the beauty of the valley. If you want to keep closer to the views and get more acquainted on local life, it is recommended that you enjoy cycling or hiking in the area. If you are interested in local culture and history, and old buildings, the Jiuxian Village is a great choice.
Li River Cruise
Surrounded by mountains in three directions, Fuli Old Town lies along the Li River in one direction. It is more than 1,000 years old. The town is one of the famous Chinese paintings’ towns in China. You could explore the old street lined with fan-painting stores. If interested, you could experience making a painting fan with your favorite patterns painted by yourself on. It might be one-of-a-kind experience during your stay in Yangshuo. In addition, the town is dotted with tens of old buildings as well.
If you love shopping, West Street must be a paradise to you. If you love a quiet environment, the street also has several proper cafes for you to stay in. Numerous foreign visitors loved it as soon as they explored the street. Consequently, some of them have settled down on the street and run their own business there. You could try authentic Indian food, Western food and local cuisine on the street. At night, the street will be more attractive in the colorful lights.
Through Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show, you will be shocked at the hardwork of local villagers and immerse yourself in the natural beauty and local culture and custom. 12 karst hills are covered with mysterious colorful lights. Bamboo rafts are the stage props applied in the show. The 2-kilometers-long stage offers the show more charm.
Xianggong Hill is becoming more and more popular among photographers and even tourists. The sunrise and morning glow are great photography materials. On fine days, the hill features amazing views. On rainy days, the natural scenery from the hill is a feast for your eyes as well.
Cuiping Hill has gorgeous sunset to enjoy on sunny days. Tens of karst hills in the distance and plots of farmland at the foot of the hill make for great background for photography purposes too. Cuiping Hill requires more time to walk up than Xianggong Hill. In addition, the hill is not good for bad body conditions, children and the elder above 60 years old.
Top Attractions to visit in Yangshuo (by season)
- Top Attractions to visit in Spring in Yangshuo
If you are planning to visit Yangshuo for 1 day in spring (it rains a lot in spring in Yangshuo), you could explore Xianggong Hill, Yulong River Valley, West Street, and Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show (there are seats with a roof) at night.
- Top Attractions to visit in Summer in Yangshuo
If you want to discover Yangshuo only in 1 day in summer (it rains a little in summer in Yangshuo), you could admire the sunrise from the Xianggong Hill in the very early morning and take pictures of the sunset from Cuiping Hill (if you are a keen photographer), walk around West Street, enjoy bamboo rafting on the Yulong River and Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show at night.
- Top Attractions to visit in Autumn in Yangshuo
In autumn (from the end July to the end August), the rice is golden in the field in Yangshuo countryside. You could spend 1 day exploring Yulong River Valley, Xianggong Hill, Cuiping Hill, West Street and watch Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show at night.
- Top Attractions to visit in Winter in Yangshuo
In winter, it is a little cold in Yangshuo. Compared to the weather in autumn, it rains more in winter in Yangshuo. If you just have 1 day to stay in Yangshuo, you could experience Chinese calligraphy class and massage on West Street, private Li River motorized raft (if it doesn’t rain heavily), and explore Xianggong Hill and enjoy Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show (there are seats with a roof) at night.