China | Yangshuo

Xi Jie – West Street Yangshuo

China Discovery Tour

Guilin | China

11 Jan 2020 | Sat

Day 15 of 18

  • Li River Cruise | Guilin to Yangshuo
  • Making New Friends & Meeting Chinese Buddhist Monks on Li River Cruise
  • Xi Jie | West Street Yangshuo
  • Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel

Xi Jie | West Street Yangshuo

In the heart of Yangshuo County in China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region lies the quaint West Street (Xi Jie). This 1,400-year-old street is a pedestrian-only zone lined with shops, restaurants, and cafés. Traditionally, the street was a place for merchants and tradesmen to sell their goods. Today, it is a popular tourist destination known for its unique atmosphere.

West Street Xi Jie Pedestrian Street

Our Li River cruise came to an end at Xi Jie (West Street) in Yangshuo. After departing our boat, we proceeded to take a leisurely walk down the vibrant and colorful Xi Jie Street (West Street). Along the way, we passed by several Chinese and Western restaurants, bars, cafés, souvenir shops, and craft stores. We found it all to be fun and interesting, but it definitely leans a bit toward the tacky, kitsch, and overly touristy.

After leaving the pedestrian area of Xi Jie Street we continued our walk until we reached our hotel Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel.

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