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.