Yangshuo County

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Yangshuo County

阳朔县

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Aerial view of Yangshuo from across the Li River
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Yangshuo
Location of the seat in Guangxi
Coordinates: 24°47′N110°30′E / 24.783°N 110.500°E / 24.783; 110.500 Coordinates: 24°47′N110°30′E / 24.783°N 110.500°E / 24.783; 110.500
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous region Guangxi
Prefecture-level city Guilin
County seat Yangshuo Town
Area
  Total1,428 km2 (551 sq mi)
Population
  Total3,000,000
  Density2,100/km2 (5,400/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
541900
Area code(s) 0773
Website www.yangshuo.gov.cn

Yangshuo County (simplified Chinese :阳朔县; traditional Chinese : 陽朔 ; pinyin :Yángshuò Xiàn) is a county under the jurisdiction of Guilin City, in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. Its seat is located in Yangshuo Town. Surrounded by karst peaks and bordered on one side by the Li River it is easily accessible by bus or by boat from nearby Guilin.

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History

View of Li River from Yangshuo. Karst peaks are visible in the background. Yangshuo-Li-River-2019-Luka-Peternel.jpg
View of Li River from Yangshuo. Karst peaks are visible in the background.

In the 1980s, the county became popular with foreign people engaging in backpacker tourism, and organized tours began by the late 1990s. At the time, domestic tourists represented only a small fraction, but they soon outnumbered foreign tourists by a greater margin in 2005. Today, the county is a resort destination for both domestic and foreign travelers.

The history of West Street dates back to over 1400 years ago. Since the street is popular with locals and foreigners alike, signs are written in both Chinese and English. Due to the relatively high number of foreign visitors, many locals speak some English unlike most Chinese towns of its size. [1]

The Yangshuo region has numerous locations for climbing, most easily accessible by bicycle, public bus or taxi-van. The most famous of these crags is Moon Hill with several lines graded 5.13 in the Yosemite scale. Other crags of note include Low Mountain, Twin Gates, Baby Frog, the Egg, Bamboo Grove, and Wine Bottle Cliff.


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Sister cities

Yangshuo has city partnerships with the following cities and/or regions:

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