Along with another friend, the three of us decided to get away from the bulk of the tourists and spend all our days in Yangshuo, about an hour's drive away from Guilin. Yangshuo is a tourist destination, but much of the beauty is away from the center of the city where you can watch and interact with locals living their lives in "rural China."
If you're the kind of traveler who loves adventure - biking, hiking, getting on rafts and boats - then I highly recommend putting Yangshuo on your list of places to visit. The scenery was picturesque and amazingly endless! Over the next two weeks, I'll be featuring entries from this trip.
Here are pictures from the moment we landed, as well as a feature of our hotel. Place your cursor on "Notes" to read more about each picture.
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