Take a day cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is a very good way to appreicate the karst landscapes.

A few tips for a river trip:

  • Prepare something to eat, although the boats provide lunch, they are sometimes just so-so
  • Make sure your camera battery is charged, there is no facility to use a charger on the ship
  • You can stay in Yangshuo, where the boat trip ends
  • If you decide to return to your starting place, arrange your transportation in advance.
  • Do not be tempted to buy the glossy photo book on the boats. They are a tenth of the price from street sellers in Yangshuo.