Yangshuo Karst Mountains, Guangxi Province, China
I stayed in a small village called Chao Long which was about four kilometres from Yangshuo. The guest house I stayed in was within walking distance to the Yulong River.
One of the activities in this area is to cycle around the paddy fields, so I decided to hire a bicycle which was bit of a disaster. I hadn’t rode a bike since I was about 12 and was quite nervous of the traffic. You need to cycle on the road to get to the cycling paths.
I stayed at the Outside Inn which was a 600 year old farmhouse converted into a guest house. I had a huge room with a bathroom for a very reasonable price. The walls were so thick you didn’t need air-conditioning.
The restaurant served breakfast, lunch and dinner and the food was good with big portions. There was outdoor eating area set in lovely gardens surrounded by Karst Mountains.
I decided to do a trip on the Li River on a motorized Bamboo Raft. You can also do trips on the Yulong River, these Bamboo Rafts are not motorized.