Pedalling across the rice fields through Yángshuò’s soaring limestone peaks is often the top experience of travellers in China. If you’re like most, you’ll come to Yángshuò for a couple of days after the Li River cruise but end up staying far longer.
Yángshuò is more of an international backpacking colony than a Chinese village but it’s an ideal base from which to explore the countryside. It certainly beats Guìlín for the unrivalled opportunity to soak up local flavours on the cheap. The activities and day trips from here could easily fill up a week or more.
Yángshuò destination guides
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