Yangshuo West Street

Yangshuo West Street(Xi Jie), situated in the heart of Yangshuo, is alive with cafes offering interesting Chinese and Western food. Yangshuo West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years.It is the most prosperous district in Yangshuo, and, each year, approximately 100,000 foreigners come here on their travels or to attend advanced studies. Visitors are attracted to West Street by its unique mix of cultures.Travelers’ can eat food from many different countries at very reasonable prices. Those who have been wandering around China for a while will probably want to take the chance to break from oily stir-fried vegetables and grab a cup of good coffee or have muesli for breakfast. West Street in the town center attracts a large number of younger international travelers. 

The street is 517 meters (1,696 feet) long and 8 meters (26 feet) wide, meandering in an ‘S’ along its length. Being completely paved with marble it is a typical example of a southern China street. It is greatly admired by foreigners for its simple style and courtyard-like setting. There is a saying about it that ‘half is village while the other half is stores’.
Yangshuo West Street Because, at times, foreigners outnumber Chinese, this street is also called ‘foreigners’ street’. Don’t be surprised if you hear English words spoken by elderly Chinese women, for this street is called ‘the global village’. Besides the local accent of Yangshuo, English has become the language for daily use. West Street is modern and fashionable, nearly every store has bilingual shop signs, and more than 20 stores have been opened by foreigners who have settled here.

Hundreds of shops with many amazing variety of local crafts, antiques and souvenirs make this a shoppers’ paradise. Or you can just wander through the many alleyways or along the river, people-watching. Many visitors prefer to stay the night in Yangshuo to enjoy it in a more leisurely way or take in some of the active nightlife.

Chinese visiting thee may think they are in a foreign country, while foreigners come here to search for the ancient civilization of China. However, whether you are Chinese or a foreigner, this is a terrific place to take a rest, both physical and psychological. West Street will drive all of your pressures and burdens away, and give you a calmer view of life. It shows different faces at different times: calm and peaceful in the morning, while trendy and modern in the evening. Traveling to that place is an experience to be with the landscape, with the people, with the soul, and with yourself.

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Recommended Guilin Tours Including a Visit of Yangshuo West Street

Guilin Tour Packages


3 Days Guilin Private Tour Package(without hotel)                                                 

Tour Style: private Tour

Departure Date: Daily Tour

Attraction:Li River Cruise,Elephant Trunk Hill,Reed Flute Cave,Yaoshan Hill,West Street

Service:English speaking tour guide + vehicle + entrance fees

Price from:US$180                                                                                                    

Guilin Tour Packages


4 days Guilin Li River Cruise & Yangshuo Private Tour                                       

Tour Style: private Tour

Departure Date: Daily Tour

Attraction: Li River Cruise,Yangshuo west street,Dragon Bridge,Yulong River,Ancient house 

Service:English speaking tour guide + vehicle + entrance fees

Price from:US$182