Yangshuo vies with Dali or Lijiang as a tourist hot-spot offering multifarious outdoor activities. With an impeccable landscape of karst mountains and winding rivers, Yangshuo deserves a 4-day stop before wrapping up our trip. Far removed from the bustle of chaotic roads and traffic we have a host of outdoor activities to take on. A popular rock-climbing destination, the city has many agencies that help in organizing climbs and providing climbing gear. Bicycling in the fields is another option, although I prefer the mountain bikes in Dali to the rickety ones we get here. Other major tourist draws are taking a bamboo raft down Yulong River, swimming in the Li river and just ambling around the countryside.
Yangshuo Bus Terminal
I took her advice, she handed me a small piece of paper with 6 or 7 lines of instruction on it which I had to show to people at each step.Armed with a paper and just 'ni hao' in my Chinese vocabulary, I headed to the bus station. After changing two buses and trusting the little paper and the helpful people of Yangshuo I was finally dropped at the riverside.Well the receptionist was right, there were no crowds at all, I had to wake up the person at the ticket booth, who in turn had to wake up to raft sailor. Finally the raft ride began and it was a really spectacular, even such beautiful pictures don't do just justice to the beauty.For return I rented a bike, which was a herculean task without any Chinese, but what was more difficult was location the return point in Yangshuo. Somehow I managed that and was rewarded with a very scenic bike ride.On the third and final day I took it easy and walked around the town and spent some time in the market at night.