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Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Why we like it
- Yangshuo Mountain Retreat is a simple, eco-friendly lodge overlooking the emerald waters of the Yu Long (Dragon) River.
- Just 29 intimate deluxe and family rooms.
- Superb restaurant serving delicious local specialties in a homely, relaxed atmosphere.
- Supports the local community and values environmental preservation.
- Ideal for walkers, climbers and families.
Don't miss a relaxing bamboo raft-ride along the river to the 500 year old fishing village of Xing Ping.
Without exception, all of our guides were brilliant travel companions. They were very friendly, managing to keep their distance when necessary, shared their local knowledge, gave us excellent insider tips, and assisted us with any circumstance / issue that arose, swiftly and efficiently resolving everything.
- MS, London
Yangshou Mountain Retreat lies on the bank of the Yulong River, edged by picturesque villages, lush paddy fields and towering limestone Karst peaks. Just an hour from the beautiful city of Guilin, this countryside escape is an wonderful eco-retreat that works to support the local community. If you're seeking adventure there is an array of bike and hiking trails nearby; the great Moon Hill is just a 30-minute hike and one of the best climbing crags in the area. Copper Gate Mountain is also just a short walk away. The 29 rooms are simple but comfortable with locally made bamboo beds. The retreat's Yangshou Restaurant serves lip-smacking dishes that incorporate the region's distinct flavours. We loved the Beer Fish, a local favourite where the entire fish is braised in a wok with beer and vegetables, and the delicious Sizzling Beef, where the meat is drizzled in a Yanshou black bean and dark soy sauce then served sizzling on a fiery hot plate.
Best time to be there
While there are differences in the climate according to the region in China, it is best to travel in Spring and Autumn when the weather is not too hot nor freezing cold. But we also pay attention to festival periods and special occasions.
Beijing/Shanghai/Hong Kong (British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Virgin)
11 hours 20 minutes non-stop
GMT +7 hours
Visa required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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