Xingping town most beautiful place in the world ?

Xingping town / 兴平.

xingping town


Ni Hao ( pronounced "nee haow" ) .你好

The basic greeting in Chinese,referres to are you Well / Good.

Where is Xingping China.

Xinping town is located in yangshuo county,guangxi province at xinping li river between Guilin city and Yangshuo city.If you take the li river cruise to Yangshuo you will pass first at Xingping village with the iconic 20 rmb banknote mountain

Xingping China,why travel to

Xingping scenic area is a photography and nature lovers paradise as it offers the best of Yangshuo hiking with amazing viewpoints.Xingping scenic area offers viewpoints as laozhai mountain and Xingping li river bend viewpoint all in walking distance from Xingping town.Xingping ancient town also offers architecture / houses dated back the the Ming and Qing dynasty.During the daytime Xingping village can get very busy as most people pass in xingping town for the li river cruise to fishing village or bamboo rafts to Yangdi.For us the beauty of xingping town reveals itself after 5 when most of the tourists left and Xingping town becomes a quit and relaxed village again.Go for sunset at laozhai mountain or xingping li river bend viewpoint.Have a walk at the li river bank to the 20 RMB viewpoint ( Xingping li river with cormorant fisherman is featured on china 20 RMB banknote ) also on the way to the viewpoint have a look at the cormorants fishing.Another advantage Xianggong mountain is easier to get to from Xingping town then Yangshuo.Please keep in mind Xingping town doesnt have a A.T.M for foreign visa cards or bank cards.The nearest A.T.M would be in Fuli town and takes +/- 30 minutes from xingping.The bus that goes from Xingping to Yangshuo stops in Fuli town.

How to pronounce Xingping.

Xingping  or Xing ping ( pronounced as sshing-ping ).It would make things easier to be understood by Chinese people and locals to pronounce Xinping in 2 parts so Xing ping ( pronounced as sshing-ping ). 




Xingping scenic area.

A index of xingping scenic area viewpoints and things to do.

Laozhai mountain.

Laozhai mountain offers epic views on the xingping li river and xingping town as laozhai mountain has 2 different viewpoints.One oriented to the east and one to the west.READ MORE

laozhai hill at the li river

Xingping Li river bend 

 Xingping Li river bend is a viewpoint in xingping town located at the li river and offers epic views on xingping town and xingping li river.READ MORE

li river bend

Yangshuo mountains on 20 yuan notes.

20 rmb viewpoint is located at xingping town.You may have saw it when on the Guilin river cruise to Yangshuo.The reason why most chinese tourists come to xingping town. READ MORE

20 rmb viewpoint

20 rmb viewpoint

Xianggong hill.

Xianggong hill or Xianggong mountain is located at the yangshuo li river and offers amazing views for sunrise.Xianggong hill yangshuo is the most visited viewpoint for sunrise due to very well maintenance and safety.READ MORE

xianggong mountain

Laozhai mountain foothill pagoda.

yangshuo pagoda

 li river

Sunset from Old place hostel rooftop : 

laozhai mountain

Xingping town,things to do. 

Xingping Li river crossing at Xingping town.

li river crossing

Xingping town Li river cruise to fishing village. 

As an alternative to Guilin li river cruise in the daytime,xingping town offers a short li river cruise to fishing village.Try toget one of the last ones around sunset.No more hordes of tourists as most left at 5 and epic views on the li river in a very calm,peacefull way during sunset.Also a very pleasant thing to do for families with kids.

li river cruise

Xingping town bamboo raft to Yangdi .

The most beautiful part of the li river would be between Yangdi and Xingping.Get a bamboo raft from xingping to Yangdi and back ( Takes around +/- 1,5 hr ) .Try   to get a bamboo raft early morning or around sunset.Less crowded and epic views on the li river.

bamboo raft on the li river

Cormorant fisherman.

Fishing with cormorants,cormorant fisherman - series. READ MORE

cormorant fisherman

Yangshuo Hiking.

Xingping scenic area offers hikes of all levels to different viewpoints.

All hikes start from xingping town 

Shawan viewpoint : 

yangshuo li river

Damian mountain : 

yangshuo mountains

Xianggong mountain

xianggong mountain

Xingping Lotus cave.

Xingping lotus cave offers unique round shaped stalactites and stalagmites shaped like a lotus flower.Lotus cave is located on the main street to Yangshuo train station ( located in xingping,yangshuo county).Caves are perfect to cool down during summer months.

lotus cave


Sunrise at laozhai mountain and sunset at li river bend viewpoint :

Definely one of the highlights to do in Xingping catch sunrise at laozhai mountain and sunset at li river bend.


Whats Xingping weather like ? - Best time to visit Xingping :

Spring : Warm and humid.Spring would be from march to May.Temperature goes from 10 degrees to 25 degrees.

Summer : Hot and humid.Summer would be from June to August.Temperature goes to an average of +/- 30 degrees

Autumn : Warm and dry.Autumn is from september to november.The rice fields become golden around october and very pleasant weather during the daytime around 20 degrees and a big drop at night in temperature.

Winter : cold and wet.Winter would be from december to february.Very cold during those months.

Xingping town hotel,where to stay ?

The Xingping hotels that we recommend are :

That old place youth hostel : 

Nirvana organic farm inn : 

Xingping our inn : 

Xingping town nightlife and bars : 

As Xingping is a small village compared to Yangshuo.Bars are quite limited.That old place youth hostel have a nice rooftop space/bar with a view on laozhai mountain and the li river where is very nice to watch sunset with a cold drink.Xingping old street offers different restaurants,be aware during low season restaurants close very early.

Xingping town,how to get there ?

Yangshuo train station

The nearest train station would be Yangshuo train station located in Xingping town,Yangshuo county.It takes +/- 20 minutes to Xingping town by express bus from Yangshuo train station and costs 10 RMB.

Please note: Xingping train station isnt the official name,its called Yangshuo train station located in Xingping,Yangshuo county.As most local people refere to xingping train station,when buying a train ticket ask for yangshuo train station

The nearest airport would be Guilin international airport and it would takes +/- 2hr from Xingping to Guilin airport

Guilin to Xingping by train.

Get the high speed train from Guilin train station to Yangshuo train station.Once arrived at Yangshuo train station you can get a express bus to xingping village.Get the express ticket at the ticket booth costs 10 RMB and takes +/- 20 min to Xingping town.This would the most comfortable / fastest way from Guilin to Xingping.

Xingping to Guilin by train.

Get the express bus to yangshuo train station at xingping bus station.The bus schedule is adapted to the train time schedule.Ticket cost 10 rmb p/p

Guilin to Xingping by private car.

As the main road from the city of Guilin to Xingping town would take alot of detour and waste of time.As you need to drive from the city of Guilin to Yangshuo and from yangshuo to xingping town.The alternative route would be to take the scenic route through the mountains passing by crown cave,daxu old town and xitang lake.This would be the most scenic / beautiful / comfortable way from the city of guilin to xingping town.

Guilin to Xingping by bicycle.


Yangshuo to Xingping by bus.

Every 10 minutes there is a bus leaving from Yangshuo bus station to Xingping village.Buy a ticket on the bus ,it costs 10 RMB p/p and takes 45 minutes to Xingping village.Please keep in mind during the summer months the last bus from xingping to yangshuo leaves at 19 h during low season the last bus from xingping to Yangshuo would be 18-18:30.

Yangshuo to Xingping by scooter.

Rent a electric or gasoline scooter at Yangshuo.If youre planning to drive from Yangshuo to Xingping and not further explore Xingping scenic area a electric scooter would be the best choice otherwise a gasoline scooter would be better.Electric scooter would be 60-80RMB and gasoline 80/100 RMB.Yangshuo to Xingping would be 1hr by scooter.Leave Yangshuo after passing Yangshuo bridge,keep following the road untill you get to Fuli town.Turn left before the gas station and keep following the road untill you get to Xingping.Simple as that

Yangshuo to Xingping by taxi.

Yangshuo to Xingping by taxi would be 120 - 160 RMB one way.

Xingping town conclusion.

Xingping town the best place in China ?

We let you decide that.Xingping town must be one of the most beautiful places in the world and worth a visit when travelling to China.We would recommend a 3 day stay.If you would ask us whats our favourite between Guilin,Yangshuo or Xingping.We like all of them for different reasons,but Xingping would be our favourite then.ENJOY

 Have you ever been to Xingping town or would love to go ?

Where to next :

Yangshuo travel: the complete guide to Yangshuo in China.

Guilin travel: the complete guide to Guilin in China.


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