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Cycling from Guilin to Yangshuo

Post Time: April 01,2011 By Vicky Lu

I have planed this great trip a long time, you see, cycling to Yangshuo from Guilin! That’s a good day for a biking. So that morning, my friend Yuan and I got up very early, may be around 6am and started our trip from Guangxi Normal University in Guilin. We already knew that the trip would be a very tough one, as we should riding almost 80Km to get there. But it’s much more difficult than we could imagine. I just wanna tell you that it’s really a once-in-a-life-time experience, for the beautiful landscape we appreciated and the difficulty we over came!

4 hours later, we arrived in Yangshuo. It’s an exhausted journey, we even doubted our choice – would it be a good idea riding to Yangshuo? Why not we make this trip by car just like other people? Well, Hold On! We encouraged each other. So we finally reached there!

During the way, we’ve also got the chance to visit The Forgotten Homeland, which named it a fairyland of the dreams. When in Yangshuo, the crowed West Street, marvelous Moon Hill, Big Banyan Tree and Butterfly Spring Garden attracted us.

Let’s review this journey, or, I should say, Yesterday once more!

We are On the way…a long way.

Arrive Forgotten Homeland

The Forgotten Homeland,When the boat sails along the stream, you see peach trees on both banks with green grass. Where hills and the stream seem to end, you suddenly find a secret passage which leads to charming pools and paddy fields. It is like a dreamland with fairy music drifting in the air from magnificent towers.Passing your embroidery ball to the beloved one, may the fragrance of wine intoxicate those who smell it. The tender feelings seem to be water, poem and song. This is the fairyland in my dream; this is just the land of peach Blossoms which you have expected for a long time.

Arrive yangshuo West Street
West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. It now becomes a place that mixes the eastern and western culture harmoniously. West Street in Yangshuo has developed into the most prosperous area in Yangshuo.

Arrive Butterfly Spring Garden
It's the largest living butterfly view garden. there are hundreds of species of butterflies. The scenic area includes: Butterfly cave, Butterfly hill waterfall, Butterfly hill Scenery, Butterfly displays. Besides the various butterfly species you can see performance of local customs, training bees, and taste natural honey.

In the Yangshuo Big Banyan Tree

The Big Banyan Tree is located on the west bank of Jinbao River approximately 7.5km south of Yangshuo. It is said to have a history of nearly 1,400 years and has survived centuries of wind and rain. The Big Banyan Tree is now 17 meters high, 7.1 meters around the main trunk, and spans an area of 1000 square meters. As a major tourist attraction, the enormous Banyan is famous for its age and towering beauty.

At the Yangshuo Moon Hill bottom

From Yangshuo, it is a short, pleasant drive to the aptly named Moon Hill, a great limestone peak with a naturally created moon-shaped cavern passing through just below its summit. Reaching the upper section of Moon Hill requires you to make a steep climb up a well-made path through groves of dense bamboo.

If you want a trip to yanshuo by bike.i suggest that you should make a plan that how to face a big difficult. and fight it. Of course,you will get a beautiful and unforgettable trip.

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Someone once said: “Or travel, or reading, either your body or soul should be always on the way”.Travel is one of my favorite hobbies. Travel can broaden my horizon and experience the thing I never do before. I think the important thing during a travel is about what you learn along the way in that journey and to always keep your mind open about what you see before you get to the destination.

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