6 Day Southern China From Hong Kong to Guilin
Explore Southern China and enjoy the bustle of Hong Kong, Guangzhou, then take a bullet train to picturesque Yangshuo and Longji.
Go on a unique trip to the East Asian nation which offers many attractions, sights and experiences. While China can seem overpopulated and busy at times, you may think it would be difficult to find a place that offers relaxation, serenity and calmness. A private sightseeing tour or leisure tour to Yángshuò will give you all these things and much much more.
Take a boat tour along Li river to experience the natural beauty or a guided tour of the Shiwaitaoyuan Scenic Area to learn about the architectures of ethnic minorities. Another 'must do' when in Yángshuò is to try the delicious and very tasty cuisine. The food is one thing you can be sure will not disappoint consisting mainly of beef, pork, fish, and the Niang form of cooking.
Yángshuò shows the natural side of China that most people dream about seeing or experiencing. The best and safest way to explore Yángshuò is an experienced tour guide so that you get the most from your tour and miss nothing!
Visit the town of Baisha on a private guided tour which is a well known ancient town famous for farming cumquats and exporting them throughout China. Cumquats are a tiny oval fruit that resembles oranges and are grown throughout the year. Baisha town itself is a picturesque landscape that is composed of ancient bridges, the tall Karst mountain and the Yulong River.
There is no shortage of exciting, interesting or adventurous tours and activities when you visit Yángshuò. Up until a few years ago the main activities were biking tours to the most scenic spots and hanging out in western themed cafes at night. Nowadays there is a wide range of things to do including rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, boat tours, cave exploration tours and fishing.
The ideal time to visit Yángshuò is between the months of May to September. Many festivals are held during these months such as the June 23rd Festival in Baisha Town that celebrates the birthday of Guanyu and the Beer Festival which takes place at the end or the beginning of each year. As well as the festivals, Yángshuò has so much to offer and with good weather all year round, there is always something to do at any time of year
Yángshuò is not a major city, so foreign supermarkets are rare to come across but there lots of smaller markets that will suit your needs, are of good quality and have reasonable prices. Be aware that prices tend to rise for tourists so double check before paying. All hotels and accommodations are of high quality, but in remote areas, they are quite basic. A 3-course meal in a good restaurant can cost, on average less than US$10 per person.
To visit China, most foreigners need a visa. Be sure to apply for this before your trip. To travel to Yángshuò, you will fly to Guilin airport, from here you can travel by ferry, taxi or bus to Yángshuò. The ferry departs from the city and is like a sightseeing tour with great views of the Li river and the natural beauty surrounding it. Stick to bottled water as tap water may cause an upset stomach.
Yángshuò lies to the southeast of Guilin which is in the subtropical monsoon region. Therefore Yángshuò is noted to have warm summer months and mild winters. May, June, July, August and September are the hot summer months with an average temperature of 35 degrees Celsius. March to June and August is the rainy season and you should take this into account when organising sightseeing tours or activity tours.