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Lilly Lu, Private tour guide in Yangshuo

Lilly Lu, Yanghsuo Tour Guide Expert

Dear visitors, my name is Lilly Lu.

I’m a government licensed personal tour guide in Yangshuo with over 15 years experience. I am part of the local Zhuang Minority, have lived here my whole life in addition to studying to obtain the official tour guide license. As such, I have an in depth knowledge of Yangshuo and the surrounding areas. I know the area, the people, the customs and importantly, I know what people like to visit or to avoid.

I can accompany you for one or multiple day tours for solo travelers, couples, families and group tours (private groups! only whom you choose is present). I’m used to handling all kinds of bookings for trips in Yangshuo, Guilin and Longji (Rice terrace) so feel free to contact me if you have specific needs and wishes.

My friends describe me as being practical and down-to-earth, and I always do everything I can to adapt to any of your needs. I am well connected and know all there is to know about my region.

Any more questions no doubt will find answer on my website. I’m at your service if you need more (easily contact me via the menu linked contact form page).

Bamboo Rafting

The Yulong River, one of the biggest tributaries of Li River and known as Mini Li River by the locals, is about five kilometers away from Yangshuo. Although most of the foreigners are unaware of this pure river but the beauty of the river cannot be overlooked as, the it is surrounded by green paddies fields, pretty bamboos, and quiet villages. A small mythical story is attached to the river, locals say that a dragon came to Yulong River many few years ago that’s why this river was named Yulong which in English means ‘meeting the dragon’.

If one will around, one will find many small weirs every 200 meters in the river built by farmers in the ancient times to store water during the winters season in order to evade the shortages but now these weirs are redundant although they have not been moved in order to preserve the heritage.

One of the most well known activities one can look out for is bamboo rafting in Yangshuo. The whole raft trip is around 12 kilometers long and takes 3-4 hours in rainy season. The bamboo raft starts from Golden Dragon Bridge and finishes at Gongnong Bridge. One can board the raft from some other place as well as there are many docks available but the journey ends at Gongnong Bridge. The bamboo raft came into being when the locals set up chairs on a bamboo raft and enough space made for a boatman to sit on the raft. The bamboo raft is pushed in to the river by the bamboo pole. One can also see the reflection of the raft and oneself in the clear water of Yulong River. It is a peaceful experience as one can lie down on the chair and smell the fragrance of rice, cool breeze and food cooked locally.



Away from the noise and pollution of the city life, there is a tranquil, quiet, and serene place in southeast of Guilin, and northeast to Guangxi province, China. Located in Yangshuo town and surrounded by Li River on one side and karst peaks and mountains on the other, this country has become the focal point of the tourists. Spread over 1,428 kilometers in china and a total population of only 3,00,000 people making it non-populous and free of traffic this country is called Yangshuo. Continue reading Yangshuo