Yulong River is actually a tributary of Li River. It takes about half an hour from Guilin to Yulong River by automobile. The total length of the river is about 43.5 kilometers while the width measures about 40 to 60 meter.
Why Yulong River is special
Located approximately 15 kilometers west of Yangshuo Town, Yulong River is also known as ‘Little Li River’. The clean water, ancient bridges and procession of karst peaks along the way makes it a favorite choice among photographers and artists. A great many of the awarded Guilin pictures are taken in Yulong River.
Yulong River highlights
Tourists could get a vivid view of landscape with crystal water running through valleys. The surrounding lush bamboo forests and undulated hills make it much more marvelous. They can experience the simple rural life and have a good relaxation when enjoying this idyllic scenery. Sometimes they can see a local people take a bamboo raft and sing the local songs on the river, the scene make you feel like in a fairy tale.
Except for the stunning landscape, tourists go to the Yulong River to take Bamboo Rafting which is one of the most popular activities of Guilin. Rafting is used as transportation up and down the river between their houses, markets, and rice paddies. Sitting on the reclining chair on the raft, you can enjoy an all-around view of the river and hills. There are many docks during the whole trip. So you can start your rafting from any dock, and ends in Gongnong Bridge. The first dock is in Dragon Bridge, just a very few people begin rafting from there, most travelers do rafting from Hongqing dock, Chaoyang dock or Xinglongzai Dock, and it is around one and half hour rafting.
April and May are the best time to enjoy the charming landscape of Yulong River, when the weather is mild, trees turn all green, and flowers blossom. June to September is the best season to take Yulong River Bamboo Rafting when the river comes to the wet season.