Inspiration for the 20 Yuan Note, this area of China is regarded as the most beautiful part of China.
I chose this place after speaking to some people in Vietnam who had visited there and loved it. The little town is a haven for backpackers with cheap drinks, good food, sociable and clean hostels and yet a beautiful surrounding area. Escapes to the countryside, hikes and bicycle rides of the area are easy and the villages nearby are lovely.
I got to Yangshuo via Lijiang River. it was a beautiful journey and even the mist and rain couldn’t dampen the beauty of the area. There was indoor seating to enjoy the surroundings without getting wet and we were shown the hilly landscape explaining its importance to Chinese people.