If you are planning your Li River Cruise on your Guilin tour, your boat will bring you to Yangshuo. No matter where you stay or travel in Yangshuo, you will find yourself ending up here in the West Street (Xi Jie) 西街, a less-1000-meter vibrant street.
Alternatively you may take the shuttle directly from Guilin Airport or take the bus from Guilin Bus Passenger Transport South Station (桂林汽车客运南站) to Yangshuo. If you bus to Yangshuo, just take a less-than-10-minute walk from Yangshuo Bus Passenger Trasnport Station to the vibrant traffic-free West Street.
Location of Yangshuo Xijie Pedestrian Street
Xi Jie ( 西街）in Chinese literally means “West Street”. Yangshuo West Street is recognized by Google Map as “Xi Jie” as well as “Xijie Pedestrian Street”.
The street roughly starts from Yangshuo Dock (阳朔码头) where you disembark from your Li River cruising boat to Pantao Road (蟠桃路), a northeast-southwest street.
If you bus to Yangshuo, you can have a less-than-10-minute walk from Yangshuo Bus Passenger Trasnport Station to the vibrant traffic-free street.
Mixing with the locals at Yangshuo West Street
This renovated old street has a a carnival feel, full of bars, souvenirs stands, restaurants, shops. Though the commercialization has cheapened its allure a bit, it is still an interesting place for people watching, drinking, eating and shopping. You will find a lot of street food, and souvenirs ranging from tacky gadgets to nice Miao embroidery.
The West Street has sideways and parallel streets too with a lot of restaurants from Hong Kong, to Italian and German cuisines. It is very much atmospheric at night to come here for dinner or drinking. It is very crowded, so guard your money. For a leisurely stroll, come here during the day.
Virtual Tour of Yangshuo West Street
Follow me to have a feel of the hustle and bustle street, a world difference from Yangshuo’s peaceful countryside.
The southwest entrance to the West Street starting from Pantao Road and KFC.
The patio & outdoor dining tables outside the restaurants along the Yangshuo West Street.
The beer fish is the local flavor and you can see almost all the street restaurants offer the dish.
Even lobsters from Taiwan!
Some spaces in the middle of the West Street are occupied by vendors and this vendor sells selfie stick.
A paradise for adults and a hell for babies and small kids. You see the kid covering ears.
The West Street is almost fully packed with passengers.
Oh, everyone is bunched together shoulder to shoulder with a bit difficulty walking along the crowded street.
A store sells Guilin’s local products like pickled red chili, fermented bean curd, Sanhua wine, osmanthus cakes, osmanthus candies and more.
The making of the local osmanthus paste
A German bar restaurant
A side lane is full of bars and restaurants.
More bars and restaurants.
A side lane teemed with vendors selling souvenirs and local products.
A quiet back lane has a nice Chinese restaurant with live music.
tacky gadgets and souvenirs.
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