A Travel Price Comparison for China Jinghong vs. Yangshuo for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Jinghong or Yangshuo?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Jinghong and Yangshuo can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Jinghong or Yangshuo?

Jinghong

Located in the southernmost part of the Yunnan Province, Jinghong is a city that attracts visitors each year with its rich culture and folklore, Buddhist temples, and tropical rainforest scenery of palms and mango trees amongst others. It is also an area popular with backpackers as well as a waypoint for travelers passing between China and Laos.

Yangshuo

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Beijing, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Lhasa, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Shanghai, and The Best 2-Week Tours from Beijing.


Which place is cheaper, Yangshuo or Jinghong?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Jinghong is $62, while the average daily cost in Yangshuo is $72. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Jinghong and Yangshuo in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Jinghong $20
    Yangshuo $25
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Jinghong $40
    Yangshuo $50
Compare Hotels in Jinghong and Yangshuo

Looking for a hotel in Jinghong or Yangshuo? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Jinghong


Hotels in Yangshuo


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Jinghong $25
    Yangshuo $42

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Yangshuo

Also for Yangshuo, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Guilin Private Transfer in English-speaking Services: Between Airport & Yangshuo: $106
  • Impression Liu Sanjie - Ticket Booking (including Round-trip Transfer): $75
  • Liusanjie Light Show with Round way private transfer from Xingping hotel: $69
  • Private Impression Sanjie Liu Evening Show with Hotel Transfer: $88
  • Private Transfer from Xingping hotel to Longsheng hotel: $107
  • Private Transfer from Xingping hotel to Yangshuo hotel: $21
  • Private Transfer from Yangshuo hotel to Guilin hotel: $37
  • Private Transfer from Yangshuo hotel to Xingping hotel: $21
  • Private Yangshuo Transfer from Hotel to Longji terraces Hotel: $96
  • Yangshuo Via Ferrata with Round way private transfer from Xingping hotel: $67

Is it cheaper to fly into Jinghong or Yangshuo?

Prices for flights to both Yangshuo and Jinghong change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Jinghong $27
    Yangshuo $19

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Yangshuo

For Yangshuo, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • 3-Hour Yangshuo Cooking Class with Yangshuo Town Shopping: $138
  • The impression Liu sanjie show and local dinner in town : $145
  • Yangshuo Full Day Tour: Cooking class, River boat, Light Show: $259

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Jinghong $9.17
    Yangshuo $23

Tours and Activities in Yangshuo

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Yangshuo.

  • Tour to learn Chinese cuisine in Yangshuo group: $37
  • Impression Sanjie Liu Show Ticket: $45
  • Yangshuo Impression Liusanjie Show Ticket: $45
  • Yangshuo Impression Liusanjie Show Ticket: $47
  • Yangshuo Ruyi peak & round way cable car ticket: $55
  • Half/Full-Day Yangshuo Countryside Moderate Cycling and Sightseeing Private Tour: $60
  • Entry Ticket to Liu San Jie Impression Show: $71
  • Gullin: Li River Cruise with Pickup and Yangshuo: $79
  • Qixianfeng Tea Plantation Tour in Yangshuo: $79
  • Private Half-Day Bike and Bamboo Raft Tour in Yangshuo: $80
  • 1 Day - Yangshuo Bike Tour: $80
  • Xingping Parasailing Experience Ticket: $89

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Jinghong $5.32
    Yangshuo $33


When comparing the travel costs between Jinghong and Yangshuo, we can see that Yangshuo is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Asia, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Jinghong Expensive? and Is Yangshuo Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Jinghong or Yangshuo?

Yangshuo has a larger population, and is about 5 times larger than the population of Jinghong. When comparing the sizes of Jinghong and Yangshuo, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.