Simply put, Yangshuo feels like a town from a fairy-tale. Nestled between two rivers and countless mountains, the scenery is debated to be the most beautiful in all of China. And, safely away from China’s urban centers, Yangshuo also boasts some of the country’s cleanest air. Those looking for fresh air and outdoor adventures are sure to find it here, with rock climbing being the most popular. However, rural as it is, Yangshuo’s attraction of visitors world-wide has also bred a lively night scene. Bars and international restaurants are found scattered throughout Yangshuo’s West Street. It’s no wonder over a thousand foreigners call this place their second home, and even more choose Yangshuo as their annual getaway.
Yangshuo is China’s rock climbing paradise. Thousands of rock climbers all over the world travel here each year to experience the many climbing spots dispersed among the thousands of karsts. Are you a rookie? No worries, many English-speaking outdoors groups here provide gear and instruction.
Yangshuo’s rivers are almost completely closed in by mountains and rice farms, making them peaceful and beautiful. Bamboo rafting guides can be found at almost any bridge/crossing along the Yu Long River. They’ll paddle as you leisurely drift down the river. Come give it a try!
For some of the most beautiful scenery you’ve ever seen, hop and a bike and head in any direction out of Yangshuo. Bicycle rentals are cheap and can be found all over Yangshuo. Guided bicycle tours are also available for groups. Or you can rent a scooter instead and motor along the river ways too.
Yangshuo offers the opportunity to learn Chinese Mandarin on all levels. The teachers are all qualified and patient! Come and really immerse your self in the culture and take on the language at our sister school Omeida Chinese Academy.Take a 1-time beginner class or enroll in a course.
The Yangshuo Tea Plantation sits at the height of a road that winds through the mountains just outside Yangshuo. Visitors can pick their own tea leaves and later be shown how to make Chinese tea. A large variety of different teas are made here and it is an amazing experience to see.
Hiking or Trekking
Enjoy exploring villages, waterfalls, or getting a view from the top of a mountain? Bring your hiking boots, Yangshuo is your place. Yangshuo is known for the tallest and strangest looking Karsts in the south of China. The view from each of them is more beautiful that the next.
Tai Chi Class
Tai Chi and Kung Fu masters reside at a beautiful and peaceful Chinese martial arts school near our campus. They speak English and welcome foreigners to enter classes of any level during their stay in Yangshuo. Take a 1-time beginner class or enroll in a course. Come and learn to balance your Chi.
Liu San Jie Performance
This is a performance held along the Li River after the sun goes down. It features magnificent displays of light and color as well as skilled dancers and choreography. It tells the story of Liu San Jie, a legendary woman heralded as a hero in this region, and a story of hardship in this region.