The Yulong River (Jade Dragon river) is a small tributary of the larger Li River that runs through the major city of Guilin to Yangshuo. The Yulong starts in Northern Yangshuo County near Litang and runs for over 35 kilometres through small villages of the Yulong River Valley, including Putao, Litang, Chaolong, Yima and Gaotian town, before emptying into the Li around the town of Ping Le. The Yulong is a shallow river of around 5 metres maximum depth and an average of 25 metres across. As it is not located near any industrial areas, it is clean enough for swimming.
Unlike the busy Li River, it has no motorized boat traffic and relies completely on bamboo rafts to ferry passengers downriver. This has become a popular tourist activity, with passengers beginning their journey at the Yulong Bridge, a 400-year-old stone bridge. As the local government has improved local roads through the Yulong River Valley, biking has also become a popular tourist activity, as there are many quaint villages along the river, some offering bed and breakfast accommodation.
The Yulong River Valley is very fertile, and its low-lying terrain is excellent for rice fields. In recent years, farmers have planted more cash crops such as pomelos, tangerines and mandarin oranges, which bring in more income than rice. The valley is still agricultural, with few services or businesses outside of the small villages. The valley is accessible from the main Yangshuo highway through the village of Yi Ma, north at the Yulong Bridge and south at the Gong Nong Bridge. The river is approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west of Yangshuo town proper.
Because our hotel isn't situated in the busy and commercial town center, we do our utmost best to provide guests with everything they need to make their stay enjoyable and worry-free, while providing the comforts of home.
Cheap and for all ages
The fastest and most enjoyable way to discover all the beauty this region has to offer.
Relaxing and unique experience
Giving you a unique point of view from which to admire the paddies, farms, villages and mountains, it is truly the best activity after cycling.
Authentic Chinese culture and country side lifestyle
Visit any of the local villages in the area, communicate with children or elderly people by using hand gestures and smiles to meet kind and welcoming Chinese to brighten your stay.