The first day of activities was kayaking in a great strip of the river that is hardly visited by the tourist circuit. It made for a gorgeous nature day with our European and Chinese crew.
The water was amazingly clear, too bas there weren’t more rapids.
All in all, well worth the sore shoulders and sunburnt legs the next day!

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That night we ventured out into town to have the much acclaimed beer fish.
It was scrumptious and gorgeous sitting by the canal with the moutons lit up around us.

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The next activity was biking around the countryside, watching the bamboo rafts traverse the river, the locals harvesting rice, and breathing in the amazing air with the breathtaking karst mountains all around us.

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Besides the caves you can hike around or swim in the mud, a main attraction is hiking moon hill.
Here you have to ascend a pretty dang steep climb to get to the base of the opening.
If you want to get a really amazing 360 degree view, take the “no entry” path and boulder your way up to the very top of the hill.
On a clear day you can see much farther than I was able too, but still amazing!

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Ode to the Dave’s in our world!

A definite not to miss Yangshuo activity is seeing the Impression of San Jie Liu.
The performance of 600 local village people is incredibly inspiring with the natural landscape back drop of the karst mountains dramatically lit up.
We don’t recommend splurging for the more expensive tickets as the stadium seating is not as steep as implied. We bought the least expensive tickets and were closer to the action with an amazing view.
It’s hard to let photographs do a night show justice, but here are my best attempts.

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If you travel to China, put this area on the itinerary for sure!

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