Cultural Activities in Yangshuo

Yangshuo and its nearby little villages and old towns are excellent places for travelers to visit and experience authentic life in South-China. The best way to learn about the culture is to move slowly, explore old little minority villages or charming ancient towns, see the farmers plowing their lands or witness the daily life of locals in Yangshuo park. Visit the local market, perhaps cook it up yourself during a cooking class, learn about tea or Chinese arts like tai chi or painting, plenty of ways to gain a good insight into the culture of China and learn about its local customs, arts and crafts, all amid stunning scenery!

  • Tours in Yangshuo
    Our cultural & highly scenic Yangshuo village tour
    Our Yangshuo Village Tour lets you experience authentic village life as it has been for centuries through some of the most amazing scenery of the area untouched by tourism. Along this highly scenic route our culturally knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the local artisans of the villages who will welcome you in their homes where you will Continue Reading...
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  • Yangshuo Old Towns and Villages
    Yangshuo Old Towns and Villages
    Rural villages are good places for people to go and experience authentic China. You may find old trees with birds’ nests in them, old buildings made with mud bricks and tiles, orchards with stock hedges around them. You can hear cowbells ringing. You can see the farmers cultivating the fields or carrying water to water Continue Reading...
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  • Seven Stars Tea Plantation Tour
    Tea Plantation Tour at the 7-star Tea Plantation near Yangshuo
    Tea has always been an important part of Chinese culture. The making of tea is called Chá Dào (功夫茶道) which literally means ‘tea brewed with great skill’ and the art of brewing and serving tea plays a major cultural role in China. It is a time to unwind and socialize with friends while enjoying the Continue Reading...
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  • Chinese Mahjong lessons and classes in Yangshuo, China
    Mahjong is a game that originated in China and you will most likely see groups of Chinese people playing Mahjong beside the road, outside shops, in cafes and bars. It looks a little like dominoes but utilizes white tiles with Chinese characters and symbols. It is similar to the western card game of Rummy and is Continue Reading...
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  • Cycling Around Yangshuo
    Countryside cycling trips in Yangshuo, great off-map cycling routes!
    Yangshuo‘s countryside is a cycling paradise with countless village trails and paths leading through some of the most amazing scenery South-China has on offer. Starting from Yangshuo there are some beautiful less traveled roads winding for miles into the hills passing by the Yangshuo Tea Plantation and Stone Village in the north, Xing Ping in the northeast and Fuli Continue Reading...
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  • Yangshuo XingPing Fishing Village
    Xingping fishing village near Yangshuo China
    Both XingPing and Fishing Village are often confused as being the same but while XingPing used to be fishing village (as all riverside towns used to be really) the real Fishing Village that made its international fame with a visit of Bill Clinton in 1998, is located on the east bank of the Li River, Continue Reading...
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  • Cutural activities in Yangshuo Guilin China
    Explore the Architecture, Scenery & Culture of Xingping
    What used to be sleepy riverside village, Xingping village has actually grown to Xingping town of which the old center can easily be explored in about 1 hour. Xingping has a long history and many buildings date back to the Qing and Ming dynasties. On local market days the town comes to life and can Continue Reading...
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  • Jiuxian Village, ancient village near Yangshuo
    Jiuxian village is an ancient village where civilization started to take place during the Tang Dynasty ( 618-906). Jiuxian village itself was established around the 16th century ahead of the Qing Dynasty  (1644-1911) and counts as one of the few remaining villages around Yangshuo China with remainders of both grey brick mansions and mud brick Continue Reading...
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  • Fuli Town, the artistic center near Yangshuo
    Fuli town, located about eight kilometers east of Yangshuo County, is a quiet old town with a history of 800 years, and particularly known as the artistic town of the area with its typical colorful fans and scroll paintings. Along the cobbled alleyways that connect the center you will find plenty of small factories making Continue Reading...
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  • Yangshuo Park View
    Yangshuo Park
    Yangshuo Park is an interesting place to visit. Early morning you can witness the real morning Chinese life, such as locals (and often foreigners) practicing tai chi or kung fu, doing their Qi gong warming up exercises, walking, jogging or running, some singing or dancing and even students studying and practicing their English aloud. In Continue Reading...
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  • Yangshuo Local Produce Market
    Yangshuo Local Market
    Yangshuo local produce market is always worth a visit to get an idea of what the locals grow and what they eat. It is also very colorful and you will be surprised at what you can buy there. Make your way past the hawkers selling their vegetables and fruit into the main market area. You Continue Reading...
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  • Traditional Chinese Massage in Yangshuo
    Traditional Chinese Massage
    After a long day enjoying the countryside in Yangshuo, a traditional Chinese massage from a local expert is a great way to relax. There are two main types of traditional Chinese massage – Tui na (推拿) which focuses on pushing, stretching and kneading the muscle and Zhi Ya (指壓) which focuses on pinching and pressing Continue Reading...
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  • Seven Star Tea House Yangshuo
    Seven Star Tea House
    In 2004 Annie, an extremely knowledgeable local guide who speaks both French and English, established the Seven Star Tea House over two floors with a tea shop downstairs and seated, air conditioned tea rooms upstairs serving everything from soft drinks to snacks and of course tea. With her team of specially trained staff she will Continue Reading...
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  • Longji Rice Terraces Tour Dazhai Pingan Guilin Yangshuo
    Longji Rice Terraces of Longsheng with Dazhai & Pingan Village
    Yangshuo consists of many beautiful rice paddies spread across the countryside but they stand rather small against the magnificent views over the steep terraced hills of Longsheng about 200km north-west of Yangshuo, better known as the Dragon Backbone (or Longji) Rice Terraces of Longsheng County. Particularly around and between the villages of PingAn and Dazhai, Continue Reading...
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  • Liu San Jie Light Show Yangshuo
    Liu San Jie Impression Light Show in Yangshuo, transfers, tickets, prices
    The stunning scenery of the Li River south from Yangshuo forms what is said to be the largest natural theater in the world for the now famous Liu San Jie Impression Light Show in Yangshuo. The waters of the Li-river set the stage and a dozen beautifully lit karst formations form a natural backdrop. The Continue Reading...
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  • Learn Tai Chi in Yangshuo
    Tai Chi lessons Yangshuo, learn about China’s great art.
    Tai chi is one of China‘ s most prominent and ancient arts, developed thousands of years ago and due to its beneficial impact on the health of millions of people it is still widely practiced today. Tai Chi can be described as a “low-impact exercise done in slow motion. Its effects are as gradual, natural, Continue Reading...
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  • Huang Yao One Day Tour - Yangshuo Insider
    Huang Yao Ancient Town
    Huang Yao is an ancient town with a history of thousand years, and reached its prime during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1736-1795) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Huangyao is situated in the northest of Zhaoping, Guangxi, China, by the lower reaches of the Li-River about 150km from Yangshuo. The name of Huang Yao came Continue Reading...
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  • Cormorant Night Fishing in Yangshuo
    Cormorant Fishing on the Li River
    Cormorant fishing is a tradition that dates back hundreds of years in China and Japan, and is also practiced in Macedonia. The cormorants catch fish according to natural instincts and are prevented from swallowing all but the smallest fish by a ring placed around their neck during the fishing. However, the birds are not silly and Continue Reading...
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  • Yangshuo Tours Cooking
    Join a cooking class at the reputable Yangshuo Cooking School
    The Yangshuo Cooking School offers the best local cooking class in Yangshuo with the opportunity to learn how to cook real Village food with skilled and friendly teachers who love to impart the stories and secrets of Chinese cuisine in a friendly fun atmosphere. The cuisine of Guangxi Province is simple but extremely tasty using Continue Reading...
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  • Learn Calligraphy in Yangshuo
    Chinese Calligraphy & Painting Lessons in Yangshuo
    Chinese calligraphy is a traditional form of writing characters from the Chinese language using a brush and ink. It is the root of many other forms of cultural art in China and can be seen adorning the walls of shops, offices and houses everywhere. The English word “calligraphy” literally means ‘beautiful writing‘ and when you Continue Reading...
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  1. Erin Jomartz says:

    Hi there,

    My friend Ashleigh and I are very interested in the taster session. Where are these classes held and for how much?

    Thank you for your help,

    • Yangshuo Insider says:

      Hi Erin,

      The best calligraphy teacher we know, a very gentle and charming man who – quite surprisingly – speaks English too, has a workshop in Fuli, the somewhat artistic town of the area famous for its old architectural buildings and landscape painters. You could visit him in his workshop or he could come to your hotel to teach you there as well. Classes are 70Y/hr pp and he will supply everything you need for the class. He can come at anytime however it is recommended to book from beforehand to ensure he is available so just let us know what time you like and we will confirm the class between you. We could also arrange a taxi to take you there for 30Y one-way or you could take the local bus for about 7Ypp.