Guangxi Province – Yulong River Bamboo Raft

guangxi_fonglouA much more sedate view of the scenery can be found enjoying a two-person, plus driver, slender bamboo raft down the Yulong River, a tributary of the Li River. We all just loved the rafting. It was different than what we did on the Li River. The Li raft was made of plastic, could seat up to five and was driven by a motor in a large river valley. Whereas, the Yulong River meanders, the rafts are made of actual bamboo, the driver uses a bamboo pole to steer and drive the raft and the valley is much narrower with the mountains right next to the river.

The Li River was exciting and the Yulong was relaxing and an enriching experience. It would be hard to pick only one. We are very thankful we did both. In fear of falling in the water, which I am classic at, I did not hold my camera. Mike took all the shots on the raft with his cell phone. Briana and I were on one raft and the boys on the other. Briana and I got to put our feet in the water. Since the day was a hot one, the water was very enjoyable.

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  1. Joy Li June 16, 2016 at 8:41 pm #

    nice to see this. the pictures with sunset were taken in my village;)

  2. Tom April 24, 2012 at 2:44 am #

    What fun.

  3. Joyce April 18, 2012 at 11:04 pm #

    That looks soooooo relaxing! You all appear to have gotten a bit too much sun on this trip, quite the change from most of the past photos with coats and gloves and hats….this must be so much better. I love those rafts and that they actually have chairs is a plus. Bamboo is only comfortable to sit on if you are under 30 right? The wedding was sure a small one. Tina I absolutly LOVE the sunset pics with the moon both in the sky and reflecting on the water! That one is for framing for sure.
    Love you all and see you soon……is Mike off work till you all return together?

    • Tina April 19, 2012 at 4:46 am #

      No, Mike has not time off from now until he leaves in June. Yes it was a relaxing ride and you would have rolled up your pant legs and you gotten your legs wet too. I spent a lot of time on the raft over the chair with Briana.

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