About Xingping Town

The ancient Xingping town located on the Li River is nestled cozily between green mountain ranges offering tourists a chance to absorb great scenic beauty. The town has all the old-world charm with abundant historic relics to see as you stroll down cobbled streets. It is lined with old houses built in the Lingnam style that exude character and charm. Many have been renovated and converted into trendy bars, restaurants and boutiques and even bike repair shops to cater to the ever-increasing number of cyclists. The town's other major attractions are the outdoor activities including hiking trails and bamboo cruises up the river. 

Must See

  • Xingping Fishing Village
  • Mural Hill
  • Yellow Cloth Shoal
  • Preserved traditional residences

How to reach

Take the 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. bus from Guilin General Bus Station which will take you directly to Xingping. Fare is CNY 31.

You can also hire a van from Yangshuo which will cost around CNY 100 for the single trip.


  • The best way to explore the area is when you go slow so either go hiking, cycling, or on a bamboo raft. 
  • There may not be a great deal to purchase here. The town is more famous for sightseeing and to get an insight into the area and local culture.
  • Wheelchair accessibility is limited.
  • Credit cards may not be accepted at all points.

Visit Time

Monday to Sunday: Open 24 hours

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Half Day


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