Yangshuo West Street
Yangshuo West Street
Yangshuo West Street is the oldest street of Yangshuo with old traditional Chinese dwellings on both sides of it. All kinds of shops, restaurants and bars with English signs assemble,which makes the street the biggest "English Corner", "global village" and "foreigner street" in China.
Yangshuo West Street
Yangshuo West Street (Xi Jie)
West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Situated at the center of Yangshuo County, West Street has become, since the 1980's, a window of eastern and western culture and the biggest 'foreign language center' in China. West Street is the most prosperous district in Yangshuo, and, each year, approximately 100,000 foreigners come here on their travels or to attend advanced studies. Visitors are attracted to West Street by its unique mix of culture.
West Street is 517 meters (1,696 feet) long and 8 meters (26 feet) wide, meandering in an 'S' along its length. Bing completely paved with marble it is a typical example of a southern China street. It is greatly admired by foreigners for its simple style and courtyard-like setting. There is a saying about West Street that 'half is village while the other half is '.
"Guilin has the best scenery in the world, and the landscape in Yangshuo only tops Guilin," goes an old local saying.
West Street, also called 'Foreigners' Street' is a small town street dating back over 1,400 years. Arrays of unique, country residential buildings house all sorts of western bars, cafes and restaurants, Chinese art shops and clothes stalls. Tourists will find a mixed world of authentic Italian coffee, English signboards, and traditional Chinese painting and porcelain works. Do not be shocked when you see an elderly Chinese woman speaking fluent English with a couple of visitors. In the Chinese people's eyes, this simple country street is a 'pretty bourgeoisie' thing, and spending an afternoon of leisure time in a western cafe or bar is very fashionable. Travelers also like to take a break from their exciting and busy travel schedules and enjoy either a cup of the authentic Italian coffee or Chinese tea. Susannah's, Under the Moon, and MeiYou Cafe very popular choices among tourists for both their comfortable environments and good service.
Many tourists usually come to the street after their trips in Guilin and to the Lijiang River, and many they are overwhelmed by the area's beauty, and then decide to stay. It is reported that the rate of inter-country marriages in Yangshuo is the highest in the nation. Many of the buildings along the street also follow western styles. Most of the houses are three- or four-stories tall, with bell towers and castle-like tops.
West street is the heart of Yangshuo,was built in 590 during the Sui Dynasty nearby Li river.A leisure place of excellent shopping, fine restaurants, cafesand comfortable family hotel.There're neither high buildings spoil the view, nor any cars to pollute the air.Where you'll meet lots of people from different place of the earth,can also see mountain view in the street between peaks and rivulet.Offering not onlyy, but also superior dining and local snacks.You can read in a quiet cafe, also have a seat with a drinking under bar's eaves where is near by street in to enjoy music and the street view, or, chat to your familiesfriends or locals.
It will be a great time your holiday.
Typical local dish当地特色菜
Beer Fish-fresh fish caught from the clear water of Li River, with a delicate sauce, the fish tastes great with beer. It's a wonderful dish to stimulate your appetite.
Recommended seller: 'The Tao's Authentic Beer Fish' and 'the Older Sister of Peng's Beer Fish'.
3 Days Guilin-Yangshuo Li River Cruise Tour with Airport Transfer
Join this remarkable experience in Guilin over the course of 3-day. Explore the region and visit places such as Yangshuo West Street, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill. Take part in a cruise on Li River to see the sights from the water as well. A guide will accompany you along the way, including airport-hotel transfer service.
4 Days Yangshuo Countryside Bicycle Experience and Guilin Li River Cruise Tour
Known as "the greatest highlight under the heaven", Guilin is one of the top cities you need to visit and explore in China. This tour offers both urban leisure and outdoor activities including Li River Cruise and taking a bicycle and raft to appreciate the local scenery in Yangshuo. Besides, you will visit astonishing tranquil sight in Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill. Take a leisurely walk along the Yangshuo West Street to browse unique items and shops etc.
4-day Guilin-Yangshuo-Longji Classic Tour with Airport Transfer
Discover the highlights of Guilin with an experienced guide. Stop at landmarks including the iconic Elephant Trunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave; enjoy the cruise on Li River; try nice snacks at Yangshuo West Street; experience different minority nationalities in Longsheng county. Don't miss these attractions, we bet you'll have a wonderful experience on this private tour.
11 Days Popular China Tour including Beijing-Xi'an-Guilin-Shanghai
China boasts of deep tradition, colorful culture, long history, rich relics and beautiful scenery. Seek historical records from Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Badaling Great Wall, Changling, Summer Palace. Discover answers to myths from the Big Goose Pagoda, City Walls, Terra-cotta army, and Huaqing Hot Springs. Marvel at Karst landscape from Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill. Take a leisurely cruise on Li River, Yulong River and West Street. Experience urban life vs traditional face at Huangpu River, Bund, Nanjing Road, Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum.
2 Days Yangshuo Yulong River Bamboo Drifting Tour from Guilin
In the tour, you'll weave your way along the beautiful Li River and explore the luscious Chinese countryside on a two-day trip. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you'll capture fantastic photographs of the spectacular scenery at Silver Cave, Yangshuo West Street and Shi Wai Tao Yuan; take a boat on Yulong River, Li River and Ten-Mile Gallery; explore Xingping Ancient Town. It has picked highlight attractions in Guiling.
2 Day Guilin Li River Cruise and Rice Terraces Tour
Enjoy the highlights of Guilin on the 2-day tour package with an experienced guide. Keep your camera handy for great photo opportunities and sweeping views of Li River on the cruise and large fields of rice terraces.
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