Yangshuo & Karst Country

Yangshuo & Karst Country, photo by Bernt Rostad
Yangshuo & Karst Country (photo by Bernt Rostad)
 

Yangshuo is a popular travel town near Guilin, Guangxi.

The town is surrounded by karst mountains, winding rivers and beautiful scenery. It serves as a good base camp for further exploration.

Yangshuo is popular among tourists for its karst peaks, rivers, caves, and temples as well as its laid back cafes and bars.

Travelers can to explore the local countryside by bike, rock-climbing, hiking, caving, or taking a bamboo raft down the river.

The beautiful scenery here is a common subject of Chinese paintings as well as the inspiration for poetry.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Yangshuo River Lodge Hotel

Yangshuo River Lodge Hotel is located in Yangshuo, steps away from Impression Liu Sanjie and the old town Musan. Free WiFi access is available. The property offers free parking. Yangshuo Railway Station is 40 km away. Average score from 51 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$56

 
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Yangshuo Zen Valley

Situated right at the gateway of Yulong River, Yang Shuo Zen Valley Hotel is located in a small village and offers a peaceful retreat away from the city. It features spectacular mountain views and rice paddy fields. Average score from 95 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$40

 
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Yangshuo Morning Sun Hotel

Offering spectacular views of Lijiang River, Yangshuo Morning Sun Hotel is a 1-minute walk the historic West Street. Guests can enjoy the stunning sunrise and sunset at the sun terrace, and use the free Wi-Fi in the entire property. Average score from 116 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$33 - $255

 
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Jinyuan Hotel

Only a 6-minute walk from West Street, Jinyuan Hotel features simple accommodation with free Wi-Fi. It offers bicycle and car rentals for tourists. Public parking is possible on site. Jinyuan Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Impression Sanjie Liu. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$19

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New West Street International Hotel

Located close to West Street, New West Street International Hotel features comfy accommodation with modern facilities and lovely decor. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, a games room, a tour desk and a business centre. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$37

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See all hotels in Yangshuo & Karst Country.
Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Yangshuo Village Inn

Yangshuo Village Inn

Situated in Moon Hill Village, Yangshuo Village Inn is surrounded by mountains, rivers and underground caves. It is only a 5-minute walk from Moon Hill. Free Wi-Fi is provided. Average score from 88 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$34 - $101

 
$349.3
Globetrotters' lnn

Globetrotters' lnn

Pilgrim International Hotel is located in Yangshuo, a 2-minute walk from Former Residence of Xu Beihong and West Street. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a seating area. Average score from 93 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$37

$379.2
Lee's Country Inn

Lee's Country Inn

Located a 5-minute stroll from Big Banyan, Lee's Country Inn features accommodation with beautiful views nearby and free Wi-Fi. It offers barbecue facilities, a tour desk and a business centre. Airport shuttle service is provided. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$29

$299.0
The Giggling Tree

The Giggling Tree

Just 5 km from Yangshuo, The Giggling Tree is an unique guest house which is located in the tiny village of Little Mountain Gate. It features traditional farmhouses, a beautiful courtyard and an outdoor swimming pool. Free WiFi access is available. Average score from 116 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$36

 
$369.0
Snow Lion Riverside Resort

Snow Lion Riverside Resort

Located a 15-minute bike ride from West Street, Snow Lion is steps from Impression Liu Sanjie. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$38 - $61

 
$388.9
Michael's Inn & Suites

Michael's Inn & Suites

A 15-minute walk from East Street Tourist Zone, Michael’s Inn and Suits offers free Wi-Fi in all areas and elegant rooms with free wired internet. Xijie Pedestrian Street is a 20-minute walk away. Average score from 9 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$23

$238.8
Shanshuiju Village Inn

Shanshuiju Village Inn

The cosy family-owned Shanshuiju Village Inn is housed in a cheerful yellow building in Guilin's Yangshuo Town. Located in the famous "Foreigners Village", it has free Wi-Fi and free parking. Average score from 13 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$23 - $27

$238.7
Yangshuo Jia Yun Hotel

Yangshuo Jia Yun Hotel

Located beside the popular West Street, Yangshuo Jia Yun Hotel is 300 metres from Lijiang River. Combining the traditional local-inspired decorations with contemporary touches, it offers a tour desk and free Wi-Fi in the entire property. Average score from 83 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$27 - $32

$278.7
Dragon River Retreat

Dragon River Retreat

Rounded with mountains, Dragon River Retreat is located along the green banks of Yulong River at Yangshuo’s Shengdi Pier. Hotel is decorated with traditional Chinese style, including private riverside garden, pavilions and bridges. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$36 - $89

$368.5
Forest Nest

Forest Nest

Overlooking Yulong River from all units, Lazy Man’s View features lush greeneries and natural atmosphere around. Blending in by riding a bicycle to explore the surroundings seems nice. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$30

$308.4
Lucy's Hotel

Lucy's Hotel

Located a 5-minute stroll from Li River, Lucy's Hotel offers affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Staff at the tour desk can assist with car rentals and offers ticketing services. Lucy's Hotel is a 10-minute walk from West Street. Average score from 79 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$30

 
$308.4
Bamboo House Resort

Bamboo House Resort

A 3-minute walk from downtown area West Street, Bamboo House offers comfortable rooms with a spa bath. The hotel features a restaurant and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 312 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$37 - $112

 
$378.4
Yangshuo Leisure Tea Lodge

Yangshuo Leisure Tea Lodge

Surrounded by the limestone landscape of the Moon Hill, 2 km away, this hotel features traditionally decorated rooms with air conditioning. The restaurant serves organic Chinese and Western cuisine with sweeping views of the mountain and Yulong... Average score from 93 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$33 - $101

 
$338.2
New West Street Hotel - Grand Wing

New West Street Hotel - Grand Wing

Set just opposite the Yangshuo Park, New West Street Hotel is located in the very centre of Yangshuo, only a 4-minute walk from West Street. Free WiFi is accessible in all areas. Average score from 66 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$37

 
$378.1
Yangshuo Rosewood Inn

Yangshuo Rosewood Inn

Featuring a restaurant serving local and international cuisine, Yangshuo Rosewood Inn has rooms with balconies. It is located in the heart of Yangshuo and offers a bike rental service and massages upon request. Average score from 53 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$31 - $141

 
$318.0
Yangshuo Morning Sun Hotel

Yangshuo Morning Sun Hotel

Offering spectacular views of Lijiang River, Yangshuo Morning Sun Hotel is a 1-minute walk the historic West Street. Guests can enjoy the stunning sunrise and sunset at the sun terrace, and use the free Wi-Fi in the entire property. Average score from 116 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$33 - $255

 
$337.9
Rockabond Inn

Rockabond Inn

Located only a 2-minute stroll from the transparent Lijiang River, Rockabond Inn offers charming rooms decorated in vivid colours. Free Wi-Fi is provided. Average score from 30 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$23

 
$237.8

Highlights:

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Natural
Unusual Local Feature

Karst Mountains & Caves

The region’s famous limestone karst landscape can be visited by river cruises, bamboo-raft cruises, cycling, trekking and combinations of the various modes.

There are an abundance of caves in the limestone hills. Guided tours are available. More serious cavers should talk to the staff at the various climbing shops for information about possible cave climbs. The region is known for its water caves, including Moon Water Cave and Water Cave. Assembling Dragon Cave is karst cave named because the grotesque peaks outside the cave look like dragons among the clouds. Inside the Assembling Dragon Cave are beautiful formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
Scenic Waterways
Li River. The Li River is the other central landscape feature of the region. During the summer, the water and temperature is good for swimming. The Yangdi-Xingping stretch along the Li River is probably the most renowned and popular. The traditional bamboo rafts along this stretch have been replaced by rafts made of plastic pipe and two stroke motors.

The Yulong River continues to offer bamboo rafting.
Hiking and Trekking
There are many hiking opportunities. Two of the more popular:

Moon Hill is about 8km south of Yangshuo on the road to Wuzhou). The main attraction is a hill with a huge hole in the shape of a moon, and vistas from the top.

Yangdi - Xingping. This walk is a more peaceful way to enjoy the Li river and mountain scenery than a motor boat, taking visitors along shores of the river, as well as small villages, fields and bamboo forests.
Also of Interest:
Combination
Boat Tours
Natural
Rafting
Lowland Mountains
Geologic Formations
Biking
Caves
Climbing

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