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Yangshuo, Guangxi, China

How much does it cost to travel to Yangshuo?

You should plan to spend around $71 (¥519) per day on your vacation in Yangshuo. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $18 (¥135) on meals
  • $42 (¥306) on local transportation
  • $50 (¥365) on hotels

A one week trip to Yangshuo for two people costs, on average, $995 (¥7,262). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Yangshuo cost?

A one week trip to Yangshuo usually costs around $498 (¥3,631) for one person and $995 (¥7,262) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Yangshuo on average costs around $995 (¥7,262) for one person and $1,990 (¥14,523) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Yangshuo will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Yangshuo on average costs around $2,133 (¥15,561) for one person and $4,265 (¥31,122) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Yangshuo has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Yangshuo expensive to visit?

Yangshuo is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in China, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Yangshuo is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Mount Kailash or Koh Phi Phi.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Yangshuo Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Yangshuo?

The average Yangshuo trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Yangshuo travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) ¥365 ($50)
Local Transportation 1 ¥306 ($42)
Food 2 ¥135 ($18)
Entertainment 1 ¥169 ($23)
Alcohol 2 ¥120 - 360 ($16 - 49)
Accommodation Budget in Yangshuo
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Yangshuo is $25 (¥183). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Yangshuo is $50 (¥365). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Yangshuo

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Transportation Budget in Yangshuo
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Yangshuo is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $42 (¥306) per person, per day, on local transportation in Yangshuo.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Yangshuo
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Yangshuo can vary, the average cost of food in Yangshuo is $18 (¥135) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Yangshuo should cost around $7.37 (¥54) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Yangshuo is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Yangshuo
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Yangshuo typically cost an average of $23 (¥169) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Yangshuo
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $33 (¥240) on alcoholic beverages in Yangshuo per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Water Budget in Yangshuo
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  • On average, people spend $0.67 (¥4.87) on bottled water in Yangshuo per day. The public water in Yangshuo is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Yangshuo On a Budget
Yangshuo Farms near Yangshuo, China
A county of the city, Guilin, Yangshuo is located in a region famous for its karst topography. Surrounded by jagged mountain peaks and bordered on one side by the Li River, Yangshuo has become a popular home base for tourists looking to explore the region's natural wonders. Backpackers and tourists, both foreign and domestic, come to Yangshuo every year making it a city of many cultures. Most locals are even able to speak English, which is fairly uncommon for Chinese cities.
Following the course of the Li River will bring any visitor past some of the region's most beautiful natural scenery. It winds effortlessly in and around a stark mountain landscape, past traditional villages, bamboo groves, and local farmers at work in the fields. With mysterious caves embedded deeper in the mountains, Yangshuo and the surrounding region offers opportunity to explore a truly unique landscape. Another waterway, the Yulong River, is a tributary of the Li and meanders through bamboo forests, rolling hills, and picturesque rural life in the paddy fields.

Perhaps the most notable feature of Yangshuo's scenery is Moon Hill. Located just outside the county, it is a hill with a natural arch through its center. The semicircular hole is all that remains from what was once a limestone cave. It is a very popular tourist attraction and offers panoramic views of the surrounding area for those who traverse the incline.
Yangshuo is well known for West Street, one of its oldest and most bustling neighborhoods. It is a place where east meets west and cultures collide to create an environment of eclectic activity from souvenir shopping by day to dining by night. The road is completely laid in marble with a simple courtyard-like setting and has opportunities to try flavors from all walks of the world. Attracting more tourists than natives, it is sometimes referred to as the "foreigner's street" or the "global village." A popular local dish of the village is the beer fish. Caught fresh from the Li River and prepared with a delicate sauce it is said to taste great with beer. Some popular cafes include MeiYou Cafe, Anne's Art Cafe, and Paris Cafe. Visually, culturally, and flavorfully, West Street is a neighborhood of the world.

With winding rivers, impressive karst mountains, and sweeping country side, the Yangshuo region is a draw for all outdoor activities. Some choose to explore the village and countryside by bicycle, while other engage in bamboo rafting, enjoying the tranquil pace of nature as they are ferried along the river. Still many adventures are best done on foot, with limitless opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, and exploring caves like the Assembling Dragon Cave. Surrounded by peaks, like circling dragons, the inside of the cave is host to stunning stalagmites, stalactites, stone pillars, waterfalls, and underground rivers. It is located along the Ten-Mile Gallery, a picturesque road stretching from the Yangshuo town area to Moon Hill, endowed with rolling hills, endless fields, idyllic villages and clear rivers on both sides. This, too, is a wonderful activity for those looking to sight-see along a scenic route.

Beyond its scenic wonders, Yangshuo is also host to the world's largest natural theater which utilizes the waters of the Li River as its stage. It is called the Sanjie Liu Sing Fair, and puts on spectacular shows against a backdrop of mist, rain, moonlight, twelve hills, and their inverted reflections in the river. The performance includes music and visuals from traditional culture of the region, with myth and legend for inspiration as well.
Food and Dining
One of the most significant dishes of Yangshuo is the Beer Fish, fried with its scales and then stewed with several seasonings including local beer, chili, agarics, and tomatoes. It is said to taste fresh and tender with a hint of spice and delicate sweetness. The Niang dish is also popular, which involves a unique method of combining ingredients for stuffing, as well as Lipu Kourou, which is made with taros (a root vegetable) and pork. Some recommended native food restaurants include Fusheng Yuan Restaurant, Huangjin Lian Restaurant, and Sister Chen Sidewalk Beer Fish Stall. As mentioned earlier, you can also find many dining options along West Street, including western fare like authentic pizza, sandwiches, and even a KFC.

Guilin Liangjiang International Airport is the nearest airport and has about 44 airlines to most large cities in China. It is located in Guilin city, about 40 miles north from Yangshuo. South Railway Station in Guilin has regular buses directly to Yangshuo.

The county has over 50 battery-storage cars serving as its public buses. They are clean, comfortable, free of pollution, and quite cheap. Motor tricycles are also common and shuttle around the county just like taxis.

Because the county is so small, Yangshuo is very navigable on foot, though it is also great to explore by bicycle. Various bicycles can be rented from hotels or stalls along most streets in the county.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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