Relaxing Activities in Yangshuo

You do not need an active mind or body to enjoy Yangshuo, there is plenty to enjoy in a very relaxing way too. Visit the caves for some underground scenery, a refreshing mud bath or soak your body in the hot springs, float down one of the rivers – or both – on a bamboo or a little motorized raft, go for a swim between the karst peaks towering up from the shores of the Li-river enhance your relaxation during a yoga or tai chi class, admire the paintings in artistic Fuli and learn about the local cuisine with a visit to the market and preparing a few dishes yourself in the cooking school, watch the famous light show or the ancient Cormorant fishing technique on the Li-river and complete a highly relaxing day with a Chinese body or foot massage.

And when you chose your location in the countryside just go out for a evening stroll in the village or the center for some lively entertainment!

  • 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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  • li-river cruise Guilin to Yangshuo
    Li river cruise China – Guilin to Yangshuo – schedule, ticket prices, booking service
    A Li river boat cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo can be a great introduction to the clear rivers (aside from the rainy season, Yangshuo climate) and the impressive karst mountain landscape this region is famous for and a true highlight of your China river trip. Contrary to most beliefs, the entire stretch between the wharf, located 40km outside of Continue Reading...
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  • Yangshuo Silver Cave
    Yangshuo Caves, Silver Cave and Water Cave of Yangshuo
    Anyone stepping through the Yangshuo Silver Cave will agree that not only above the ground Yangshuo‘s scenery is stunning! The bizarre limestone karst towers that form the landscape in the area were formed by the erosion caused by the gradual retreat of inland seas. This process created many caves and underground rivers and lakes. Of all caves in and 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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  • 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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  • Yulong River Bamboo Rafting in Yangshuo
    Sit back and enjoy a Yulong River Cruise per Bamboo Raft
    Taking a bamboo raft ride on the Yulong River (or dragon river), a tributary of the Li River, is a very relaxing way to enjoy the highly scenic area south of Yangshuo. Here you can enjoy the stunning scenery and views of country life on a non-motorised raft in the traditional way with a gondolier who steers Continue Reading...
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  • Yoga in Yangshuo
    Yangshuo Yoga School
    Why not unwind with a few yoga exercises at the OM Yoga Center in Yangshuo town. The owner there, Kelly will be happy to lead you through your moves or can teach you more advanced techniques. She also teaches meditation and qigong (a kind of moving Chinese form of yoga). The Yangshuo yoga school is about 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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  • Longjin River Driftage Yangshuo
    Longjing Drifting near Xingping, Yangshuo.
    For something a bit different, try the Longjing River Drifting in what better be called the Longjing ‘washing machine’. Do not be misled by the name drifting, it is drifting only in the sense that you have no control at all over where you are going. You will board a two-person raft, hold firmly on 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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  • Yangshuo Insider - Li River Bamboo Rafting
    Li River cruise per raft, Yangdi-Xingping, Yangshuo-Liugong
    There are several ways to enjoy the wonderful scenery of the majestic Li-river in Yangshuo. These include hiking, cycling, or cruising the Li-river down either on a small motorised PVC raft (none of them real bamboo) or per larger Li-river cruise boat. Below we have added the pros and cons of either a raft or boat cruise on 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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  • 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.