River Boating

River Boating

The rivers in the region are as iconic as the mountains and it is the combination of these two features which make the Yangshuo landscape so special. There are a number of ways to experience river life.

Transportation from Guilin to Yangshuo
Many travellers choose to take one of the large riverboats that ply the waters between Guilin to Yangshuo. From dock-to-dock, the trip takes about 3 hours and is a wonderful way to arrive in Yangshuo. The boats dock at the Dragon Head Pier and as you disembark, you can begin to enjoy some of the local specialties being sold by vendors along the way into town.

River Boating
Large passenger cruisers ply the Li River with visitors coming to Yangshuo from Guilin.

River Boating
There are a number of small boats that ply the Li River in other reaches and they can be hired to visit different destinations. One of the most beautiful stretches of the river is around Xing Ping where the landscape is illustrated on the Chinese Twenty Renminbi note. Take a taxi or car to the village of Yangdi (about an hour from Yangshuo) and then take a boat from there to Xing Ping to witness the incredible scenery on the river.

River cruises typically last an hour or two.

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