Yulong River at Yangshuo is a major tributary of Li River, it flows through some of the most beautiful Karst (limestone) scenery in Yangshuo. Local people use bamboo rafts as daily transportation on the river between houses, markets, and rice paddies. Now, the bamboo rafting has become an activity for visitors to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Yulong river while sitting on the reclining chair on the raft. Tourists can also ride bikes or hike along the Yulong river to visit the local villages and rice paddies.
Yulong River Rafting Trip
Unlike petrol engine boats on Li River, bamboo rafts on Yulong River are worked by local boatmen. Each bamboo raft cancarry 2 people, and the boatmen paddle the raft on the crystal clear river, fishes can be seen swrimming in the water and the moutains are reflected on the peaceful river surface...On the river there are 28 dams which were built by the local people to cross the river. Paddling the bamboo rafts across the dams is also an interesting experience of Yulong river bamboo rafting. At the end of the rafting, you can watch the Cormorant Fishing show, a fisherman will release some of his cormorants into the water, after diving in the river for few seconds, the cormorants will come up on the surface of the water with fishes in their beaks, then the fisherman stick out a long bamboo pole to take the cormorants back to the boat and pour the fish out from their tied-up throats