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Brief Introduction of Yangshuo

Yangshuo, located in northeastern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, lies south of Guilin and is under the jurisdiction of the city of Guilin. It has a population about 300,000. The diverse ethnic minority groups including Hui, Zhuang, Yao and others, enrich it with special folk cultures represented by their various festivals; while many foreign residents add exotic flavors to its fascination.

The weather in Yangshuo is subtropical, with sufficient rainfall, sunlight, and heat around the year. The average temperature is 19 degrees centigrade, the amount of sunlight is 1,465 hours, the rainfall is 1,640 mm. There are about 300 days per year without frost. In general, the weather is mild, neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter.

Originated in Mountain Mao'er at Xing'an county northeast of Guilin, Li River winds its way southeast for about 437 km, passing through Guilin, Yangshuo, Pingle, Zhaoping and finally meets Xi River in Wulin. It boasts the largest and most beautiful scenic area in China and attracts thousands of visitors.

The 83-km-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is the centerpiece of Li River, decorated with rolling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves, leisurely boats and lined bamboos. A poem says: "The river is a green silk ribbon, and the hills are jade hair-pins."

The clean and clear Li River goes through Yangshuo for 56 km. On both banks of the river, magical peaks and push green bamboo trees reflect off the mirror like surface of the water to paint beautiful mountain and water murals. The most notable scenic spots along the river are in Yangshuo, i.e, Nine-Horse Mural Hill, Yellow Cloth Reflection, Xingping Village, Greeb Lotus Hill, Shutong Hill, etc.

The Moon Hill, the Big Banyan Tree, and Dragon River, also call the Yulong River, a famous tributary of Li River are also located in Yangshuo. Yulong River is a paradise for bamboo raftling because of its green hills, silky water and ancient bridges.

As the old saying goes, "Guilin's scenery is the most beautiful in the world, Yangshuo 's scenery is far more superior to that of Guilin's". From this, one can know that the natural scenery of Yangshuo is unique and like none other in the world. In Yangshuo County alone, there are over 20,000 hill and over 250 scenic spits.

Yangshuo has a long history of 1400 years in which the people there have created their own culture, such as long drum dance, song gathering Cai Diao opera, dragon and lion dance, the natural scenery there are gardens relics and sites in the history, ancient bridge and other architectures and stone carvings.

Streets in Yangshuo are well kept in the original style, presenting the simple and primitive atmosphere of the ancient town. The West Street in Yangshuo is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. West Street is the most prosperous district in Yangshuo, and, each year, approximately 100,000 foreigners come here. The West Street is also called the 'Global Village'. West Street is an ideal place to rest and relax, both physical and psychological. West Street will drive all of your pressures and burdens away, and give you a calmer view of life.

Yangshuo also attracts tourists with its delicious specialty foods, such as Beer Fish, Niang dishes and special snacks including rice noodles and various glutinous rice cakes. You can taste them in most streets of the county. The local specialties such as the Shatian Shaddocks, the kumquats and the Chinese water chestnuts are worth tasting as well. If you want to buy some souvenirs, painted fans, embroidered balls, and painted shirts are all good choices.

Beautifull Yangshuo
West Street, Yangshuo
Li River, Yangshuo
Li River, Yangshuo

Mural Hill, Li River
Mural Hill, Li River

Moon Hill,Yangshuo
Moon Hill,Yangshuo

Yulong River, Yangshuo
Yulong River, Yangshuo

Li River, Yangshuo
Big Banyan, Yangshuo

West Street, Yangshuo
West Street, Yangshuo

West Street, Yangshuo
West Street, Yangshuo
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