The majority of Yangshuo's treasures are located a bike ride out of town. Xi Jie (West Street), with its souvenir shops and travelers' cafes, has become a bona fide tourist attraction for Chinese visitors, who completely take over the street starting in the early afternoon when boats from Guilin pull in.
In the southeastern part of town along the western banks of the Li River, the Shanshui Yuan Park (¥21; 8:30am-6pm) is home to the impressive karst mountain Bilian Feng (Green Lotus Peak), which towers over the town and the harbor. In the western part of town next to the bus station, Yangshuo Gongyuan (Yangshuo Park; Diecui Lu 22) is now free to all, and can be a good place to escape the heat. You can hike to the top of Xilang Shan for some arresting views of the countryside.
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