Yangshuo Mountain Retreat - Yangshuo County, Guangxi Zhuang, 541907, China








Yulong River bamboo rafting

Bamboo rafting on Yulong River to Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

  • Yulong River bamboo raft - Yangshuo Mountain Retreat - Guilin China

The Yulong River is a small tributary of the larger (Li River) in Southeastern Gungxi Province, and runs through the major city of Guilin to Yangshuo. The Yulong starts in Northern Yangshuo County near Litang and runs for over 35km through small villages of the Yulong River Valley, including Putao, Litang, Chaolong, Yima and Gaotian town, before emptying into the Li River around the town of Ping Le. The Yulong River is a shallow river of around 5 meters maximum depth and an average of 25 meters across.

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As it is not located near any industrial areas, it is clean enough for swimming, though some brownish surface foam is visible in eddys, likely the result of agrigultural runoff from local fields. Unlike the busy Li River, it has no motorized boat traffic and relies completely on bamboo rafts to ferry passengers down river. This has become a popular tourist activity, with passengers beginning their journey that the Yulong Bridge, a 600 year-old example of a classical Chinese stone arch style. The river just North of the Yulong brigde is also a natural swimming area, with clear pools and gentle currents. The Mountain Retreat also has a swimming area just opposite our VIP building.

CAUTION: make sure to check with reception as to local weather conditions. The river is prone to flash flooding and can become dangerously strong very quickly. Swim at your own risk!

Yangshuo rafting video - Yulong River to Mountain Retreat

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  • Yulong River Bamboo Raft - Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
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Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Yulong River Road, Gaotian Town
Yangshuo County, Guangxi Zhuang, 541907, China
Call: 86 773 8777 091
86 7738 777 092


16 years of legendary service and breathtaking views on the Yulong River Yangshuo Guilin China

Welcome to Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, 阳朔胜地 a riverside gem among Yangshuo hotels. The Retreat was originally conceived as a simple ecolodge where expat friends could escape from the chaos of polluted mega-cities. In the beginning, there was just Angel and a telephone at the front desk. As we grew in popularity, we found it necessary to continually upgrade accommodation, adding wireless broadband and even a pizza oven! But guestrooms have remained simple as when we began: no telephone, no TV, and locally made bamboo furniture. We've stayed true to the authenticity of our original concept, like making our own beds and offering a simple farm-to-table menu with a few western favorites. Our restaurant now has great wines too, but we remain one of the only certified sustainable Yangshuo hotels where guests from around the world can experience the beauty and serenity of Yangshuo Guilin China. We're unique among Yangshuo hotels for our commitment to sustainability and empowering the wonderful local people who run the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat.