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Yangshou:   Yahng-zh'joe

Best and least desirable times

There is no perfect period. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.

September and October

These are the best overall months for visiting Yangshou, but they can be crowded.


Pleasant, but can be rainy.


Offers long days for exploring, but can be hot, humid, and rainy


Has fewer tourists and is relatively dry, but can be cold and frosty.


Often the mountain peaks are clothed in mist, creating mystical scenes. This is especially true in the early morning and on rainy days.

Visitor profiles

Yangshou town is a haven for foreign backpackers and, increasingly, for independent suitcased budget travelers. Yangshou also has a few first class hotels.

Nearest major city

Yangshou is 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Guilin in the Guangxi autonomous region - and approximately 1000 kilometers (600 miles) northwest of Hong Kong and Guangzhou (Canton) in Guangdong province.

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