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Address: Yulong River, Yangshuo County, China
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Fantastic views

A must do activity if you visit Yangshuo.....fantastic views of the surrounding area and very peaceful and relaxing. Most of the hotels can organise the tour including drop offs... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
David L
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must do activity if you visit Yangshuo.....fantastic views of the surrounding area and very peaceful and relaxing. Most of the hotels can organise the tour including drop offs one pick ups.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have read other reviews of bamboo rafting and can see where this could have been very unsatisfying. But we got lucky on the day we went, and, if you can control the variables, this could indeed be a very pleasant experience. We got lucky because we were pretty much all on our own out on the river. It was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

I had the opportunity to raft down the Yulong River with my Chinese friend. The Karsh Mountains are unique and beautiful. It was a once in a lifetime experience.

Thank Thomas M
Gedera, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

yangshuo is very beautiful colorful city in china. i believe i will go there agaim, bamboo rafting in this river is exciting and have breathtaking views

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

the river flows at a very relaxed pace, so just sit back and relax to enjoy the scenery. If you want so me shade, be sure to grab an large patio umbrella before you head out as there is a post in the raft to hold it

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Be careful boarding the craft, it is tipsy. Hold on to everything or if it falls, it will likely end up in the water. Lift your feet at every dike crossing or you will be wet ip to your ankles. There is an umbrella for sunny or rainy days. The raft driver will expect a 20 yuan tip. It is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Once you are already in the town you have to do it, it's not expensive and if you have booked a tour its most probably included anyway. I think the best would be to take the first boats out as you can take better photos. Otherwise you have too many boats on your photo. You can book the boat as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very pretty views . Very peaceful. 1 1/2 hours bamboo raft trip was quiet and relaxing. You don't need to do any work. Someone else oars/steers you down the river. They stop off along the riverside for a snack if you want. Very fun!

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Foshan, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I have been on this trip before but am taking my parents on a trip around China. This is something that you must experience so obviously I took them on the trip. Unfortunately, nothing has changed since the last time I did it...the organisers are still pushy, still rude and still aggressive in their pursuit of money. I was able... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I felt like a helpless prisoner on the bamboo raft while the driver made sure my kids were out of sight on the other raft! My tour guide took me and my 2 oldest children, ages 11 and 13, here. Since the "rafts" are made for 2 people, we were forced to take 2 rafts for the 3 of us... More 

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