Yangshuo, 65 kilometers to the southeast of Guilin, is an internationally-acclaimed tourist destination. It has crystal clear rivers, limestone crags, lush vegetation, traditional Chinese architecture and customs, which have been immortalized in traditional Chinese landscape paintings and poetry.
Yangshuo's charm has become a paradise for backpackers. The highlights are the karst landscapes and numerous Zhuang villages, where the paddy fields are farmed and local traditional customs are carried on. There is a saying, "The landscape of Guilin is the most beautiful in the world, but the landscape of Yangshuo is the most beautiful in Guilin."