Global Mark : 10.31
Ratings by criteria :
Ratings by backpackers :
What to do : Walk around the lakes / Check out painters shops (but if you buy, bargain hard) / Climb peaks for panoramic view of this green town / Visit caves
What you may not like : The general over charging policy / Some ridiculous entrance fees / Not having spent one more day cycling around Yangshuo
How long ?
waiting for your transport out or after a visit to the
train stations to reserve a sleeper...
Where to stay ?
Expensive /Limited choice /If you have to take an early flight or train, a few hotels at reasonable prices around the train station :
Backpacker's Tips : Stef Derluyn, Belgium (April
Notes : For Yangshuo, also bus to Lipu from South Station / For Liuzhou, every 20mn from 8 to 17 only
Trains << Click there
After your 15 minutes' walk between the bus stations in Guilin (now you can say you have visited it), board a semi-medium sized-bus for the beautiful North Guanxi. Inside, you can practice your karaoke skill, watch a movie, enjoy the scenery (especially good in the mountainous part, but only on the right side) or try to be in control of your stomach as you discover that reading subtitles are not such a good idea on a continuously curling road... If you are not found of luxury and Chinese movies ordinary buses also leave frequently from the South Station for 10Y. Note : the road was being improved in 2000. The travel time shall be shortened as soon as ready (expected 2001).
The trip to Yangshuo : Bus / SSSS / L / Y5 / 1h30
Arriving from Longsheng by an ordinary bus, you should find yourself in Guilin South Station. Buses to Lipu all go via Yangshuo : they are a bit slower as they pick up passengers on the way but they leave on schedule every 15mn and do not try to overcharge passengers as do the minibus next to the train station... Note (june 02) : the cost is now Y7.5