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 cultures。
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 stores'.
"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 are 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 are say 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 only elegant scenery, but also superior dining and local snacks.
You can read in a quiet cafe, also have a seat with a drinking under ?
a bar's eaves where is near by street in sunshine,to enjoy music and the street view, or, chat to your families、friends or locals.
It will be a great time in 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'.