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Bamboo Rafting on the Yulong River

Yulong River, known as little Li River, is the longest branch of Li River in Yangshuo County with 43.5km in length, covering an area of 158.47 square km. It flows through Jinbao, Putao, Baisha, Yangshuo, Gaotian and more than 20 villages.  Rafting along Yulong River, you will not only see the essence of the beautiful natural scenery, but also find ancient villages, various old stone bridges as well as quaint watermill row upon row along Yulong River which makes it a beautiful countryside landscape painting.

Yulong Bamboo Raft
Bamboo Rafting on the Yulong River

What to See along Yulong River?

The main scenic spots along Yulong River are Jinlong Bridge, Jiuxian County, Yulong Bridge, Xiangui Bridge, Fuli Bridge, Gongnong Bridge, Ruins of Guiyi County ( since Tang Dynasty), among which the section from Jinlong Bridge to Jiuxian county is the most popular bamboo rafting section with 1.5-2 hours rafting time. But it is also the most expensive section. Jinlong Bridge is a modern bridge which is famous as the start point of Yulong River rafting.  While if you want to find a cheaper but also classical route, bamboo rafting from Gongnong Bridge to Wanjing is abosolutely your best choice.

Fuli Bridge was built in Ming Dynasty, with a history of more than 500 years as one of the Three Most Beautiful Ancient Bridges in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The other two are Yulong Bridge and Xiangui Bridge.

Yulong Bamboo Raft
Bamboo Rafting on the Yulong River

Routes of Yulong River Bamboo Rafting

Round Way Rafting Route: Wanjing- Luotuoguojiang (camel through the river)
Upstream Route: Jinlong Bridge-Jiuxian County , Yulong Bridge- Xiniu Pond, Shuiedi- Wanjing
Downstream Route: Chaoyang Pier-Gongnong Bridge

One Day Yangshuo Highlight Tour

Silver Cave, Langzi Ancient Village, Yulong River, Impression Liusanjie Show

Notice for Yulong River Bamboo Rafting

1. The best time for rafting on Yulong River is from April to October.
2. Simple and easy-to-dry clothing will be better if you take bamboo rafting. TCT recommends you to bring a set of spare clothes with you and a pair of plastic sleeper.
3. Do not bring valuable things with you while you are rafting. Suggest you protect your cell phone, camera and other electronic products by plastic bags.
4. Prepare your own drinking water and snacks in advance.
5. For safety, it is requested to wear life jacket while rafting.
6. Do not play slapstick and splashing while you are rafting on the river.
7. Sunblock is necessary in sunny day. Hot drinks will be helpful for you to avoid catching a cold, such as hot ginger decoction used in China.
8. Pregnant women, the disabled, the elderly over 70, and those suffering from heart disease, coronary heart disease and hypertension are not allowed to ride the bamboo raft.
9. Children under 1 meter cannot board the double-seat bamboo raft.

Yulong Bamboo Raft
Landscapes of Yulong River


Yangshuo-Jinlong Bridge:
1. Take bus from Yangshuo bus station to Jinbao, ask for a stop at Jinlong Bridge.
2. Rent a bike and ride from Yangshuo to Jinlong Bridge ( 1.5 hours along the highway)

Yangshuo-Chaoyang Pier (6 km)
1. Rent a bicycle in Yangshuo and ride for 30 minutes to Chaoyang Pier.
2. Rent a car or taxi

Map of Yulong River Bamboo Rafting

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