Yangshuo is a county under Guilin's governance and about 40.4 miles (65 km) from Guilin City. It is an internationally renowned tourist destination attracting visitors in a continuous stream. As the old saying goes, "Guilin landscape tops those elsewhere, and Yangshuo landscape tops that of Guilin". True to its reputation, Yangshuo is an incredibly beautiful place that has breathtaking natural landscape and deep traditional culture.
Location and topography of Yangshuo
Yangshuo is situated in the northeast of Guangxi Province and to the southeast of Guilin City. Lying on the west bank of Li River, Yangshuo is wildly distributed Karst topography.
Climate in Yangshuo
Yangshuo has a subtropical monsoon climate with abundant sunlight and rain. The annual average temperature is about 66.2ºF (19ºC). The best time to visit Yanshuo is between April and October when the climate is pleasant and the scenery is lush.
Transportation in Yangshuo
Yangshuo has only one bus station, yet has long-distance buses to cities in Guangxi and other provinces such as Nanning, Beihai, Yulin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, etc. It also has regular buses and tourist buses to tourist spots in the towns around the county. There are also frequent buses shuttling between Guilin and Yangshuo.
By Cruise Ship
Visitors can take a cruise ship to Yanshuo from Guilin in order to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Li River. The ships set sail between 9:00 and 10:00 in the morning from Guilin Zhujiang Passenger Wharf. After five to six hours cruise, they arrive at Shuidongmen Wharf near West Street in Yangshuo County. Besides, ticket for Li River cruise needs advance booking.
Travel & Sightseeing in Yangshuo
Blessed with catching scenery, Yangshuo is always a tempting tourist destination for visitors from home and abroad. Yangshuo has a good portion of the world's most impressive Karst landscape in different shapes. Except for the famous Li River Scenic Area, Yangshuo boasts many other attractions which include Nine-Horse Painted Hill, Butterfly Spring Park, Xingping Village, Lotus Cave, Young Scholar Hill, Snow Lion Ridge, the Big Banyan Tree, Moon Hill, and Dragon River. West Street (Xi Jie) in central Yangshuo attracts large numbers of tourists from all over the world that it is called the "Global Village". Impression Liu Sanjie is another must see. Liu Sanjie is a story that originates from the Zhuang minority people. The story is about the legend of a woman named Liu Sanjie (which means the third sister) who is very beautiful and has voice to match her beauty.
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