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Yangshuo and the Li River

Adventures in China! Guilin
Adventures in China! Guilin
My final landscape was located in Yangshuo. The Yangshuo Mountain Retreat is THE place to stay during your time here. It is a small lodge holding 18 rooms that all look out over the Li River and infamous limestone mountains.  I quickly checked into my room and was greeted with a cup of ginger tea by the river.  I then took a bamboo raft ride down the river where I was privy to even more beauty. A word of warning, this is one of the most popular excursions in the area, so don't plan on being the only traveler in awe floating along the river. An insider's tip: take your raft ride later in the day to avoid the business and you'll get the stunning images of a sunset on the mountains and river.

At night, I saw the acclaimed Impressions of Sanjie Liu created by the artist who designed the opening show of the Olympics in Beijing circa 2008.  The show was beautiful and utilized the river and natural setting to only enhance it's story line.

My last day in Yangshuo was spent biking the countryside and taking in the last bits of this landscape before heading back to Beijing.

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