Yangshuo County

Dennis Goodboy

Ahoy, fellow travel lovers! I hope some of you have been on exciting holidays this summer, or at least been reading about great places to visit!

Tuesday, 9 August, 2011, 12:00am

Dennis Goodboy

Last weekend I jumped on an aircraft... well, first I waited and waited. The Hong Kong Airlines flight bound for Guilin International airport was delayed for two hours.

Guilin is quite a random destination for a pup with particular food requirements, you may be thinking, but read on.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Break with tradition

It's almost that time of year - the Christmas and New Year's holidays feel like eons ago, and your feet are getting itchy. Thankfully, the Easter break is coming up, but there's no reason why you should head to the same old beach in Phuket. Take a couple of extra days off, stretch the break into an entire week and select one of these quick regional getaways.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Villagers protest at control of lucrative rafting trips

Residents angry over government intervention

About 1,000 Guangxi villagers held a sit-in protest outside a Yangshuo county government office yesterday over a new policy that will greatly reduce their income from tourists' bamboo raft trips down the Yulong River.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Six killed as rejected teenager goes on the rampage, police say

A 19-year-old man from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has allegedly stabbed to death six people - two of them children and five from the same family - after the family disapproved of his relationship with their daughter.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Great Asian Escapes - Guilin, China

The wonders of Angkor Wat, the sublime scenery of Guilin or the thrill of the roulette table in Macau ... whatever you yearn for, you can find it just a short flight (or ferry ride) away from Hong Kong. On the following pages are six cities to get you inspired.

4 May 2007 - 12:00am

Halfway between hotel and exhibition

The Hotel of Modern Art is a real find for anyone with even a slight interest in art. Halfway between Yangshuo and Guilin in Guangxi province, it is also a great place for anyone who craves the countryside.

18 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Dollars and sense

When former United States president Bill Clinton visited China in 1998, Guilin was one of the places he toured. Clinton wasn't breaking new ground, however, merely following the lead of predecessor Richard Nixon in 1972. It's a safe bet that neither was taken for a ride by a dodgy antiques dealer, purveyor of 'personalised itineraries' or ruthless restaurateur.

1 May 2005 - 12:00am

How to create living art

Nature and culture could be strange bedfellows. Yet nature and culture could also be the perfect match. My recent visit to Yangshuo , about one hour's drive from picturesque Guilin , has rekindled my reinterpretation of culture in nature and nature in culture.

17 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Perfect 10

1 West Street

2 Mar 2004 - 12:00am


It's the night before Christmas in Yangshuo, and the town is far from silent. Crowds of locals and tourists throng the cobblestone pedestrian mall of West Street, where carolling and drunken revelry are the orders of the evening. But all is definitely bright.

23 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Lager and limestone

Yangshuo is so desperately short of English teachers that its canny townsfolk are luring tourists to apply for visa extensions with offers they find hard to resist.

26 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Past visions

SHE came a decade ago to capture China but instead China captured her. American photographer Lois Connor, here for the opening of her solo exhibition at Hanart, acknowledges that nothing she had read or seen prepared her for China in 1984.

'I didn't make the photographs I expected - they didn't exist,' she said.

16 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Peak season for China's back-packers

THE street-side brasseries are starting to fill up as dusk falls and the town's lights begin to twinkle against the darkening sky. Music either drifts or pours from the restaurants; Bach from one, the Stones from another, Cul Jian from yet one more.

5 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Serene scenery a short trip away

GUILIN, and the picturesque county around the Li River, offers an ideal base for a short holiday.

The area, described as the most beautiful in China, has inspired countless poets through the ages, and is a popular destination for honeymooners. It has the added advantage of being within easy reach of Hong Kong.

1 Oct 1993 - 12:00am