Yulong River Yangshuo Guide
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. Viewers 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 has 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, the Zhus'Camp, Chuan
Cave, Rhinoceros Deep Pool, Zhaoyang Camp, Seven Stars and other
The Chinese word 'Yulong' refers to 'meeting a dragon'. Local legend has it that a dragon from the East Sea strolled across the Yulong River and, being deeply impressed by the attractive landscape, decided to stay there forever. The villagers living on the river bank saw the dragon several times, and hence named it the Yulong River.
Local people use rafts as daily transportation up and down the river between house, markets, and rice paddies. Some villagers made bigger rafts and started to woo the travelers and soon it became a highlight of tour around Yangshuo. Sitting on the reclining chair on the raft, you can enjoy an all around view of the natural, rural life down the river.
The best time to visit Gaotian: April, May,
June, Sept, Oct and Nov.
Gaotian Transportation: The best way to Yulong River is by bike from Yangshuo. The 2-4 biking tour along Yulong River is a wonderfu biking tour. You can rent a bike at the west street Yangshuo. The price is RMB 8 one day per bike.
Map of Yulong River