With a total length of 44 kilometers (27 miles) and a basin area of about 160 square kilometers (62 square miles), Yulong River is the longest tributary of the Li river in Yangshuo. Due to its limestone and rock river bed, the water is just crystal-clear all year round and the current is slow and calm. Without any so-called modern architectures and buildings, without any urban noise, the entire Yulong River basin is actually a large purely natural landscape garden in Great Guilin area. Because of its clear water and reflections of the green hills, the River itself is as green as emerald. Fishes swim around, the rafts with fishermen and their fishing birds of cormorants standing on float along. Everything is primitive, natural and peaceful.
There is little modern transportation on either side of the Yulong River, and the country roads along the banks are mostly for hiking or cycling. Being suitable for sightseeing all year round, the Yulong River is famous for hiking/biking along and bamboo rafting on. One can enjoy the best scenery under heaven at any time of the year.