Yangshuo West Street

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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 500-meter vibrant street roughly starting from Yangshuo Dock 阳朔码头 where you disembark from your boat to Pantao Road (蟠桃路), a northeast – southwest 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.

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 southwest entrance to the West Street

The southwest entrance to the West Street

The outside dining places in front of the street restaurants.

The outside dining places in front of the street restaurants.

The outside dining places in front of the street restaurants.

The beer fish is the local flavor and you can see almost all the street restaurants offer the dish.

The beer fish is the local flavor

The beer fish is the local flavor

Even lobsters from Taiwan!

Even lobsters from Taiwan

Even lobsters from Taiwan

Some spaces in the middle of the West Street are occupied by vendors and this vendor sells selfie stick.

Some spaces in the middle of the West Street are occupied by vendors

Some spaces in the middle of the West Street are occupied by vendors

A paradise for adults and a hell for babies and small kids. You see the kind covering ears.

A paradise for adults and a hell for babies and small kids

A paradise for adults and a hell for babies and small kids

The West Street is almost fully packed with passengers.

The West Street is almost fully packed with passengers

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.

everyone is bunched together shoulder to shoulder

everyone is bunched together shoulder to shoulder

A store sells Guilin’s local products like pickled red chili, fermented bean curd, Sanhua wine, osmanthus cakes, osmanthus candies and more.

Guilin's local products

Guilin’s local products

The making of the local osmanthus paste

The making of the local osmanthus paste

The making of the local osmanthus paste

A German bar restaurant

A German bar restaurant

A German bar restaurant

A side lane is full of bars and restaurants.

A side lane is full of bars and restaurants.

A side lane is full of bars and restaurants.

More bars and restaurants.

More bars and restaurants

More bars and restaurants

A side way teemed with vendors selling souvenirs and local products.

A side way teemed with vendors selling souvenirs and local products.

A side way teemed with vendors selling souvenirs and local products.

A quiet back lane has a nice Chinese restaurant with live music.

A quiet back lane has a nice Chinese restaurant with live music.

A quiet back lane has a nice Chinese restaurant with live music.

tacky gadgets and souvenirs.

tricky gadgets and souvenirs.

tricky gadgets and souvenirs.

Any questions, just drop a line.

Tags: , , ,

Questions and Answers: