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Yangshuo Old Town

Guilin, China


Yangshuo, 65 kilometers to the southeast of Guilin , is an internationally acclaimed tourist destination, characterized by crystal clear rivers, limestone crags, lush vegetation, traditional Chinese architecture and customs, which have been immortalized in Chinese classical landscape paintings and poetry.

The beautiful natural scenery so admired by painters and poets has made Yangshuo famous throughout China and internationally. Word of Yangshuo's charm has spread like wildfire among travelers worldwide, greatly boosting its popularity and made it a paradise for backpackers.

The yang in Yangshuo is the well known yang in Taoist yin-yang philosophy: the positive, male and bright element. Yang can also mean the sun. Theshuo in Yangshuo means a new moon. Whether by sunlight or moonlight Yangshuo has a holiday atmosphere and a fun flavor. Day and night (up to about 2am) West Street (now imagined by some to have the meaning Westerners’ Street) is busy with tourists buying souvenirs, eating a mix of Chinese and Western foods and finding entertainment.

Yangshuo County has a good portion of the world’s most impressive karst landscape. Multi-shaped pinnacles, caves, pristine rivers, and mesas are clustered over the 1,400 square kilometer area. The karst along the famous Li River is given an extra dimension of beauty by the water. In this splendid setting are numerous Zhuang villages, where the paddy fields are farmed and local traditional customs are carried on. Yangshuo coexists as a tourist mecca and a developing country farming community's county town.

In and around Yangshuo, visitors can find the Li River , which is reputed to be the most beautiful river in the world, West Street, a street filled with a combination of traditional Chinese culture and potent Western flavor, Moon Hill, Big Banyan Tree and many other attractions, including Impression Liu Sanjie advertised below.

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