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.
3. The Li River in GuilinThis is today a very famous photography destinations in China but one look at the place and one can imagine why this has been the source of inspiration for poets and artists for centuries. The stretch of Li River present in between the Guilin and the famous Yangshuo is quite attractive and the karst ladscape is dotted with beautiful hills, steel cliffs, the picturesque villages and bamboo groves. It has recently been called one of the ten most beautiful watery wonders present in the world.