A classic Chinese saying goes, “Guilin’s landscape tops the rest of China and Yangshuo is the best part.” When we talk about the name of Yangshuo, we refer actually both the town of Yangshuo and the area around it. Most people spend more time in Yangshuo even than the city of Guilin just because its great limestone landscape, pleasant climate, delicious food and various outdoor activities.
Located 65 km (40 miles) on the southeast of the city of Guilin, Yangshuo is highly reputed for its green pinnacle hills, crystal-clear rivers, spectacular rocks and fantastic caves. It looks like a traditional Chinese watercolor painting no matter where you are in this area. Due to its subtropical monsoon zone location, Yangshuo enjoys a warm and mild climate with rich heat and abundant rainfall. Thanks to the abundance in natural resource, there are lots of delicious food in Yangshuo area, such as beer fish, taro root with pork, Chinese escargot and so on. These are the ones that you can not miss when travelling in Yangshuo. All travelers who have been to Yangshuo believe that it is a paradise for outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, rafting, kayaking, hot air ballooning, cave spelunking and a lot. There are also many exquisite boutique hotels that different types of travelers can find their needs.