Overlanding from Hong Kong to Yangshuo

Rachel Davis

Nomadic blogger, cake baker, house sitter, photographer, vegetarian. If I'm not in a van I'm probably on a train!

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7 Responses

  1. emmawomble says:

    I will be doing the same route as you from Hong Kong to Guangzhou, but with maybe a night spent in Guangzhou to give me time to explore that city as well. I can’t wait to see Li river and karst mountains. Did you buy your overnight train tickets to Guilin from the station in Guangzhou or did you get them in Hong Kong?

    • You will love the karats and the rivers!
      We actually booked the train from Guangzhuo to Guilin at Shanghai Station, at the same time as we booked the train from Shanghai to HK.
      I’m not sure if they could be booked in HK or not. We found the trains booked up fast, that was why we booked it in advance.
      Sorry that’s not as helpful as it could be.

      • emmawomble says:

        Thanks. You can buy train tickets online but without a chinese credit card you have to do it through an agency which obviously charges more. But if tickets book up early as you say then maybe it will be worth paying more to ensure that I’ll get a bed rather than a seat.

  2. davegct says:

    Yanshuo looks so beautiful, wonderful that you made it there! I’ve seen so many pictures of it and definitely must visit some day. Interesting to hear your description of fighting your way through the crowded train station & train cars on the way – we definitely found people in China to have different ideas on what is polite or not in crowds! How was the air & water in the rural areas of China that you visited, did you find pollution outside the big cities?

    • The metro stations were easier and more polite in the north, by far!
      Will post more about Yangshuo soon, there was very little air pollution out there when we were there but we ran into it again in Nanning.
      From what I remember the rivers in the Yangshuo area were pretty clean, compared to what I’ve seen in SEA.

  1. May 3, 2014

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