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Come Rain Come Shine - Guilin, Yangshuo and Longsheng

Come Rain Come Shine - Guilin, Yangshuo and Longsheng

Jul 17th, 2009, 05:53 PM
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HT,

Glad you like the report! Look forward to seeing you here next year.
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Jul 18th, 2009, 11:14 AM
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Thanks, Agent Hanuman. I am glad to see that you have thrown them off the scent by posting the photo of that handsome guy in your stead.

The Li River scenery reminded me of Tam Coc, near Hanoi.

I enjoyed the report, and the photos....good work.
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Jul 18th, 2009, 05:44 PM
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Great adventures! I'm heading to Guilin/Yangshuo after finishing my teaching at HUST in Wuhan on the 24th. It's been recommended to me to take the Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo and spend the night at there then return by bus to Guilin before flying out to Chengdu. Sounds like your bamboo raft was a better view of the river than the big boats? Is this available from Guilin to Yangshuo?
I will be traveling for 14 days: Guilin, Yangshuo, Chengdu, Jiuzhaiguo, Beijing, and maybe Pingyao. Have you any plans to visit these other places?
Thanks for the detailed travel log... very helpful!
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Jul 18th, 2009, 05:47 PM
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Eks,

I have not been called that in a long.... time. Thank You madam!

The karsts around the Li river are the most spectacular of their kind. I've seen similar around Phanga, Tam Coc, Halong etc but they pale in comparison to this area.

Glad you like the report.
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Jul 18th, 2009, 06:08 PM
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emhuskey,

For us it was better to do the rafting over the Guilin - Yangshuo cruise for a few reasons and I'll list them below.

1/. We can concentrate on the best scenery and according to many people they are from Yangti to Xingping, the general rafting area. Yangti and Xingping are towns or villages on the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo.

2/. We had the flexibility of when we wanted to start and finish the trip.

3/. We could stop at the islands in the middle of the Li river which the bigger cruisers cannot do and we could slow down or stop the raft for picture taking. We even asked the driver to position the raft at certain area of the river for the best view.

4/. Price wise it was much cheaper to do the rafting.

5/. The fumes or exhaust from the cruisers made us dizzy when they passed us and when they do the trip from Guilin to Yangshuo they often depart at the same time and, unless you're in the lead boat, you will get smoked!
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Mar 18th, 2010, 06:45 AM
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Guilin
i went to see
my wife in guilin during the flood you talked about,guilin is a nice place to go ,i got use to eating guilin noodles , we had them every morning , the food their is ,good if you do not try to save money , when she cooks meat it is all the cheap parts of meat,i told her i like fish , well you guess it, every meal , fish , carp,i ate it but a lot of bones,the people do not heat their homes ,they save their money,no picture shows there,every thing to get ahead in live , they try very hard to work and save,they think all american are rich,yes we are in a way ,but we worked at it for years,guilin is a good place to see chinese culture , go at night and walk by the river , i saw people dancing to american music for exercise,but i did like it when i got home in kansas city mo to eat , we have a lot of food in america to eat or fix we are lucky , i hope we do not loose it
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Mar 18th, 2010, 07:57 AM
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byokshsr,

I too hope that America will not loose it's food!
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Mar 18th, 2010, 08:05 AM
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If that becomes a problem, we've got a solution:
http://www.fodors.com/community/asia...mmy-issues.cfm
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Mar 22nd, 2010, 07:07 PM
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For my 40th birthday next year I have been hoping to take a trip with my husband to Guilin and surrounding villages -- all your information has been so helpful -- thanks so much for taking the time to type out a trip report. In addition -- your pictures are really beautiful.

I am wondering what month you were traveling?
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Mar 22nd, 2010, 07:34 PM
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chickenlittle,

Thank you for your compliments. We were there in early July 2009. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Mar 23rd, 2010, 05:35 AM
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Thanks -- My traveling would have to be in August. Mostly I was concerned about the weather . . . hoping that the rain slows down a bit by then. How hot was it?
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Mar 23rd, 2010, 06:34 AM
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Hanuman:
So it sounds like it normally takes 3 1/2 hours to get to Longji. How long did it take you to get from the Longji Rice Terraces back to the airport? Thanks!
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Mar 23rd, 2010, 06:52 AM
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chickenlittle,

According to my notes it took us around 2.5 hours from Longsheng to the Guilin airport. Several sections of the road had mudslide but they cleared most of it by the time we we left for the airport.

Warm and humid would be my description of the time when we were there. When it was raining or drizzling it was cool but still humid. According to weatherbase you should have less rain than us. We were there at the beginning of July and caught the last of a week long non stop rain. Lucky for us the weather improved enough for us to explore!

Check the link for August rain averages - http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/w...s=75975&refer=
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Mar 23rd, 2010, 07:08 AM
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Good to know. Thanks for the info and for the weather link!
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