The Yulong River

Yulong River is the biggest branch of the Li River in YangShuo County. The clear water runs smoothly past fields, farmhouses, trees and mountains. Traveling by bamboo raft you will be surrounded by the crystal water and feel relaxed and happy in the arms of the green mountains. Looking from the mountaintops, you can see a vivid panorama of the landscape with the green crystal water flowing through the colorful valley below.

Passengers are entranced with the harmonious picture of women washing clothes beside the river, ducks swimming on the river, bamboo rafts moving under the old bridge, and farmers working in the fields.Yulong have a different kind of beauty than the Li River. Along the Yulong River you can find Fuli Bridge, Guiyi Original Site, Ancient Village, Xiangui Bridge, and the Zhus' Camp, Chuan Cave, Rhinoceros Deep Pool, Zhaoyang Camp, Seven Stars and other scenic spots.

Most tourist traffic on this river is on small bamboo rafts. The going price for a trip on these rafts is about 150 Yuan per raft.

Swimming is also a popular activity on this river. There are several swimming holes on the river. Swimming here is safer than on the Li River as there is a smaller current and it is not as deep.

The excellent composition of water, ancient bridges and mountains along this waterway is one of the favorite choices of photographers and artists coming to the area. For those who are looking for a fabulous hike and bike tour, cycle to Baisha's Yulong Bridge through the trails along the Yulong River, and stay on bamboo raft down river to Gao Tian. You'll pass six unforgettable ancient bridges during the 5-hour walk, or 3 hour cycling.


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