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- It is a really beautiful place, surrounded by enthralling scenery

Xingping Town

Once upon a time, Xingping was the largest town along Li River and is 63 km from Guilin and 25 km (15.5 miles) from Yangshuo, on the east bank of the river. It's first established in Three Kingdoms(A.D.220 - A.D.280)1700 years ago while the earliest government office was emplaced there. At present, Xingping remains under control of Yangshuo Country.

Xingping town is small, you can walk around in an hour or so. The whole town's layout and design full of science and wisdom. Many of the buildings are traditional well-preserved Ming Dynasty architectures more than 500 years ago.

Xingping Market

Xingping is Li River market town. The market for the surrounding villages is held at any day of the month which ends 3, 6 or 9. Like in many other areas in China, it&'s a kind of circulating market in the area. On the market days the town is usually quite busy with villagers from the neighboring villages in the morning on boats, buses, trucks, etc. They are buying and selling their produce. There will be traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, barbers, dentists and much more.

Beautiful Xingping

The town is really a beautiful place, surrounded by enthralling scenery, somewhat better than that of Yangshuo. The peaks here rise like so many needles, while the rivers are like ribbons. The Tablet Hill, Five-Finger Hill seems to be floating on the water. The reflection of the trees, bamboos and peaks present a watercolor painting. Besides, the essential Li River Cruise just begin at Xingping town and end at Yangdi town, you could see the famous Nine-horse Fresco Hill, Yellow cloth reflection and Lotus Crag even the 20 Yuan note background picture also can been seen here.

Fishing Village (Yuncun)

Fishing Village, the famous a small village belongs to Xingping. It has a history of nearly 500 years. It typically represents the architectural style of northern Guangxi Province during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the houses in the village conform to those in the town. They have horse head walls, flying eaves, painted rafters and windows with carved patterns. When the former US president Bill Clinton and his wife visited here, they highly praised the village and were deeply attracted by the residences. The villagers fish for a living with the help of cormorants. Maybe you can go fishing with them on a bamboo raft in Li River. It will be very exciting.

Li River Cruise from Guilin

XingpingThe Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is very popular, still, even though there are plenty of boats on the river. It seems sometimes there are more boats on the river than cars on the road. The cruise starts just outside Guilin and follows the river all the way south where it stops at the riverbank right in Xingping before it continues to Yangshuo. The closer you come to Xing Ping, the more spectacular the scenery becomes.

Walking around Xingping

You can hike from Xingping to Yangdi to enjoy the most beautiful part along the Li River. There's a clear sigh and you will follow along the riverside. It's a pleasant and easy hike, which takes 3 to 4 hours depending how fast you walk. During the hike you will take 3 times ferry across the river. It is a very popular experience when you travel to Guilin and Yangshuo. You can touch the natural wander much nearer than taking the boat ride.

Xingping tour Ask your travel consultant to include Xingping to your itinerary!


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