If you want to treat your family to something special, travel to Yangshuo by boat. We took a 5.5-hour boat ride from Guilin (the nearest airport) to Yangshuo. There was also an option to take a 90-minute bus. Ask your hotel for help in booking the river cruise.
Visiting Guangxi with kids? This excursion to the Guangxi town of Yangshuo is a perfect way to experience China in a family-friendly setting. From Guilin, book your family on the Li River cruise, which will take 5.5 hours of relaxation and beautiful views. Arriving in Yangshuo, take the short drive into the countryside and check into the Yangshuo Ecofarm Lodge. There are other Yangshuo hotels, but the lodge, which is set near many hiking trails, rents bicycles for exploring, as well as providing transportation to a local Chinese cooking school.