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Xingping Ancient Town

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Introduction to Xingping Ancient Town (兴坪古镇)

Xingping Ancient Town is located 25 kilometers northeast of Yangshuo County. Reputed as the most beautiful ancient towns along the Li River, Xingping Ancient Town outstands for its stunning natural scenery and historical heritages.

The beautiful scenery of Xingping is a highlight of the Li River Cruise and also the essence of the landscapes in Guilin. The scene printed on the back of the 20 yuan note is just taken from Xingping. Nestling at the foot of mountains and situated on the bank of Li River, Xingping presents a fantastic Chinese painting featured with crystal waters, steep peaks, grotesque caves and inverted reflections of peaks, and bamboos.

Xingping Ancient Town is divided into eight scenic areas, including Natural Mountain and Water Scenic Area, President Fishing Village Scenic Area, Tengjiao Nunnery Religious Scenic Area, Karst Cave Scenic Area, Dayuan Forest Farm Heat-Escape Scenic Area, Xitang Fishing Villa Recreational Scenic Area, Civilian Residence Scenic Area, and Xingping Tourist Service Scenic Area. While essences of the natural scenery of Xingping include Nine Horses Fresco Hill, Screw Hill, Five Fingers Peak, Reflection of Yellow Cloth Bund, and the Scenery printed on 20 RMB note.

There are also many cultural relics to see in Xingping Ancient Town. Ancient features of ferries, temples, bridges, pavilions, paved streets, and residences are still well-preserved in Xingping. Xingping Ancient Street is the main site to see the ancient architectures and feel the ancient time at Xingping.

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Northeast of Yangshuo County, Guilin, Guangxi, China

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Main Sights

Nine Horses Fresco Hill, Screw Hill, Five Fingers Peak, Reflection of Yellow Cloth Bund, and the Scenery printed on 20 RMB note

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Travel Information

Admission for Xingping Ancient Town: Free

Opening Hours: Whole day

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1. You can take special bus "Yangshuo to Xingping Ancient Town" at the downtown of Yangshuo, and then get off at Xingping Ancient Town.

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Travel Tips

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about 2 to 3 hours.

2. The best time to visit there is from April to October every year.

3. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. At that time, Guilin with suitable weather will meet a lot of tourists, so the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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