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Address: Yulong River, Yangshuo County, China
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Li River Day Cruise with Optional Impression Liusanjie Show, Bamboo Rafting or...
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very pleasant experience

the river flows at a very relaxed pace, so just sit back and relax to enjoy the scenery. If you want so me shade, be sure to grab an large patio umbrella before you head out as... read more

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the river flows at a very relaxed pace, so just sit back and relax to enjoy the scenery. If you want so me shade, be sure to grab an large patio umbrella before you head out as there is a post in the raft to hold it

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be careful boarding the craft, it is tipsy. Hold on to everything or if it falls, it will likely end up in the water. Lift your feet at every dike crossing or you will be wet ip to your ankles. There is an umbrella for sunny or rainy days. The raft driver will expect a 20 yuan tip. It is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Once you are already in the town you have to do it, it's not expensive and if you have booked a tour its most probably included anyway. I think the best would be to take the first boats out as you can take better photos. Otherwise you have too many boats on your photo. You can book the boat as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very pretty views . Very peaceful. 1 1/2 hours bamboo raft trip was quiet and relaxing. You don't need to do any work. Someone else oars/steers you down the river. They stop off along the riverside for a snack if you want. Very fun!

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Foshan, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I have been on this trip before but am taking my parents on a trip around China. This is something that you must experience so obviously I took them on the trip. Unfortunately, nothing has changed since the last time I did it...the organisers are still pushy, still rude and still aggressive in their pursuit of money. I was able... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I felt like a helpless prisoner on the bamboo raft while the driver made sure my kids were out of sight on the other raft! My tour guide took me and my 2 oldest children, ages 11 and 13, here. Since the "rafts" are made for 2 people, we were forced to take 2 rafts for the 3 of us... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I took a raft cruise along the Yulong and would say it's definitely a must do whilst visiting Yangshuo. It's a great way to view the karsts and it's very peaceful drifting along and enjoying the scenery. Despite visiting during a busy public holiday, it wasn't as busy as expected and I really enjoyed my time there

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The rafting was a lot of fun and we enjoyed the scenery a lot. But please be aware that you´re going to be rafting with at least 50 other boats at the same time (expectation management)!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

It's a MUST TRY activity when you go to YangShuo! The view is amazing and you may feel that you are sleeping in the heaven... The water is clear and cooling and and it's really interesting. The bamboo rafting is completely control by local villagers without using any motor for helping the bamboo to move forward ... So it's a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The pros - The ride is calm and very relaxing. The scenery, rock formations and the river is very beautiful. The cons - We had to wait 90 minutes to get on the raft. We had a real jerk of a boat man. He complained the whole time that he was tired. Then he stopped to eat grilled fish and... More 

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