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Yangshuo, a county within the prefecture of Guilin, is situated to the south of the city. It is often said that 'the hills and rivers of Guilin are the best, while Yangshuo is the best of Guilin'. The county therefore is often listed in itineraries for travelers to Guilin.

Yangshuo is typical of the Karst formation. The Li River provides picturesque landscapes while the river reaches Water-Dropping Villages to Yangshuo , stretching an area of 60 km (37 miles) are the cream parts. Verdurous hills, jade rivers, peculiar caves and elegant stones present a splendid array of opportunities to visitors. Altogether there are 16 rivers and thousands of hills within the region Moon Hill and Yulong River, the called 'Little Li River', are just two of the most enticing scenic spots in the county. The famous opera Impression on Sanjie Liu drew its inspiration from this natural landscape and sets it as the huge theatre to play the performance. Sanjie Liu is a legendary fairy from a Zhuang ethnic girl whose songs are said to be unparalleled. Climbing rocks, exploring caves, cycling along the nearby roads or just walking by the river provides an exciting experience to tourists.

  • Local Scenery in Yangshuo

What makes the county even more magical and mysterious are its attractive cultural and human sights. The county has a long history of more than 1,400 years. There are 11 nationalities living here, including Han, Zhuang, Yao , Miao and others. The exotic dress, various traditional customs and colorful festivals are most charming, especially their adept antiphonary songs and grace ful dances.

 Recommended China Tour with Yangshuo
4 Days Guilin Tour: Luxury tour to Fubo Hill, Li River, Yangshuo and Elephant Trunk Hil
11 Days Classic China Tour: Small group tour to Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai
13 Days China Tour with Yangshuo: Beijing - Xian - Shanghai - Guilin - Yangshuo -  Hong Kong

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