Tuesday, January 20, 2009

YangShuo (03-Jan-09 till 06-Jan-09) – River Cruising

A Mecca for backpackers… the attractions are similar to GuiLin i.e. the beauty of river and hills, but YangShuo is more laidback and less hassles.

River cruising is a must-do. The manually maneuvered bamboo raft was drifting slowly on the YuLong River, complete serene, quiet and peaceful. The reflection of the hills on the mirror flat river composed natural beautiful Chinese paintings. This was my preference.

The trip on the higher traffic Li River was quite noisy. Tens of ferries were cruising on this wider river, the sceneries were grander but the engine of the bamboo rafts was disturbing our mood throughout the trip.