Bring snacks and good walking shoes. If you stay at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat or another place along the Yulong River, you can just leave from your hotel. Otherwise, grab a cab and get dropped off at the river and begin your walk.
It is possible to rent bikes if you are staying at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat or walk. We walked due to the different riding abilities of our children. The path would be fine for a stroller.
In the morning, the path is more serene and mist often hangs over the surrounding mountains. For mid-afternoon walks that end around sunset, Yangshuo Mountain Retreat's outdoor dining area is an ideal location to unwind.
Yangshuo is mild in winter, fall and spring. Most would find it hot during the summertime.
If you are dining at the restaurant, order entrees family style with a pot of rice and share amongst family members.
The areas around the Li and Yulong Rivers are some of the most iconic in China, painted for generations by artists using ink on scrolls. This single day itinerary for experiencing the beauty of Yangshuo with kids offers a lovely contrast to the frenetic pace of the city. There is space for kids to run around and plenty of mountain landscape to enjoy. The Yulong River Walk is a great way to take in nature, see farmland and try to spot water buffalo doing their daily work. The scenery is breathtaking and inspires even the most amateur of photographers, especially in the early morning or the evening at dusk. When you are tired of walking, take a river raft back to the Yangshuo Mountain Retreat. Its restaurant is the perfect place to end your day, relax and soak up more of the magical scenery.