Yangshuo Town is surrounded by karst peaks and bordered on one side by the Li River it is easily accessible by bus or by boat from nearby Guilin. In the 1980s, the town became popular with foreign backpackers, and organised tours began by the late 1990s. At that time, domestic tourists represented only a small fraction, but soon outnumbered foreign tourists by a greater margin in 2005. Today, the town is a resort destination for both domestic and foreign travellers.
The history of “Western’s Street” dates back to over 1400 years ago. Since the street is popular with locals and foreigners alike, signs are written in both Chinese and English. Due to the relatively high number of foreign visitors, many locals speak some English unlike any other Chinese town of its size.
Here we got to do a spot of shopping and the girls had their Chinese zodiac sign spun for them in sugar! You can even do a full on Chinese Cooking class and enjoy your hard work as lunch afterwards.