Chinese Name: 阳朔西街 Pronunciation: Yáng Shuò Xī Jiē
Opening Hours: All day
Total Length: Nearly 800m
Suggested Visiting Hours: 2-3 Hours
Address: Center of Yangshuo County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Admission Ticket Fare: This is a street, so it is free about the ticket. However, the goods in the street you want to buy will be charged.
Brief Introduction of Yangshuo West Street
Yangshuo West Street
Yangshuo West Street is a pedestrian street in Yangshuo County, Guilin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Located in the center of Yangshuo Ancient Town, it is about 8 meters wide and nearly 800 meters long. After more than 1400 years, it is the oldest and most prosperous street in Yangshuo County, and also one of the most important tourist attractions in Yangshuo.
Ming Dynasty City Wall, inscriptions, ancient temples, pavilions, memorial halls and other ancient buildings are well preserved. Yangshuo West Street where Sun Yat-sen once lectured and where the great artist Xu Beihong once lived has been visited by leaders of more than 150 countries.
In the early 1970s, when Yangshuo opened to the outside world, western tourists discovered the West Street for the first time. At the same time, they showed a strong interest in the local quaint folk houses, traditional culture, folk customs and folklore. Since then, more than hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists visit Yangshuo West Street for sightseeing and leisure every year.
Yangshuo West Street has become a “foreigner street” in which Chinese and western culture blend, a “global village” beyond the region, and a “foreign language corner” on a large scale.
Big Events Happened in Yangshuo West Street
Yangshuo Climbing Festival
On October 25, 2019, the 12th Yangshuo Climbing Festival was held in Yangshuo, Guilin. The event lasted for three days. During this period, there will be youth teams from China, France, Russia, Cambodia and other countries to contend the U14 and U16 MEDALS. At the same time, more than 300 climbers and fans from home and abroad gathered in Yangshuo to perform a “ballet” on the palisades.
With the strong support of the superior department, Yangshuo Climbing Festival has been successfully held for 11 sessions. At present, it has become a Climbing Festival with the longest history, the largest influence and the most popular among climbing enthusiasts in China, enjoying a high reputation in the climbing field at home and abroad.
The Fishing and Fire Festival
The 20th Li River Fishing and Fire Festival with the theme of “three kinds of fire reflect one river red” would be held in Yangshuo on the evening of December 5th, 2019. The 16th Kumquat Fair and the 8th Nursery Stock and Flower Fair would also kick off simultaneously in Yangshuo.
“One Festival and Two Fairs” will last from December 5th to 12th in Yangshuo County. During the continuation of the opening ceremony of the artistic performance, there are bonfire and fireworks performances.
Yangshuo West Street Top Specialties You Should Not Miss
Xie Sanjie Beer Fish
Xie Sanjie Beer Fish
Yangshuo is known as the most beautiful county in China. In this picturesque town, Xie Sanjie Beer Fish brand store was founded in 1998 for 20 years.
Xie Sanjie (the chef and founder of Xie Sanjie Beer Fish) Beer Fish and other dishes with local characteristics have won the favor of diners all over the country. Famous director Zhang Yimou, famous comperes He Jiong and Li Xiang have tasted the Beer Fish.
Yangshuo Braised Chicken
In Yangshuo, except for Beer Fish, the Braised Chicken is definitely a must to eat. The local chicken with fine meat is chosen to make the Braised Chicken which is fresh and fragrant and associated with hunger pangs. Braised Chicken is also a famous dish in Yangshuo, which is as famous as local Beer Fish and River Snail. It is a must-eat food for tourists in Yangshuo.
Braised Chicken is a relatively mild food with high-calorie content, which can be said to be a delicacy suitable for all ages. The sauce of the Braised Chicken can be described as its own unique flavor, fresh and fragrant.
Three Flowers Wine
Three Flowers Wine
Three Flowers Wine (Sanhua Wine) is one of Guilin’s three treasures and the representative of rice-flavored liquor in China. Guilin Sanhua Wine is authentic Sanhua wine which has been rated as the national quality wine, enjoying silver medal. Since the Song Dynasty began to brew, it has a history of more than 1,000 years and its ancient name is Ruilu.
Handmade Ginger Candy
Handmade Ginger Candy is not only delicious, but also rich in nutrition and adapted to fight against wind and cold for those who eat it.
Sweet-scented Osmanthus Sugar
Sweet-scented Osmanthus Sugar is a traditional Chinese dessert. Sweet-scented Osmanthus Sugar is one of Taoyuan’s specialties, which is famous at home and abroad.
Guilin Chili Sauce
Guilin Chili Sauce
Guilin Chili Sauce is one of the special products of Guilin City, with a history of about 100 years. There are various kinds of Guilin Chili Sauce due to the different ingredients, such as Garlic Chili Sauce, Fermented Soya Beans and Garlic Chili Sauce. Its taste is fresh and spicy, sweet after spicy, fresh with fragrance and it is an excellent condiment, which can be eaten alone.
Suggested Travel Route
Except for Yangshuo West Street, travelers can visit other scenery places around it. For example, travelers can visit from Guilin to Li River, Yangshuo, Yulong River (drifting), and then to Yangshuo West Street.
Best Travel Time
The best time to visit is from April to October every year. The average temperature of Yangshuo West Street is 25℃(77 Fahrenheit), and the highest temperature is 32℃(89.6 Fahrenheit), which is suitable for vacation all year round. From April to July is the rainy season, so travelers had better bring an umbrella when travelling.