Yangshuo is the must-visit. The most beautiful landscapes are in this area. Especially, the photography locations.
Enjoy the sunrise and sea of clouds on Li River. Try rice noodle in a local's house. You also have the chance to witness the 1000-year old ancient stone bridge, shoot the bridge and its rounded reflection.
The cormorant fisherman is the highlight of Yangshuo photography, you won't miss it. Shoot when he throws the net in sunset and gas lamp portraits in blue hour.
The trip is an off-the-beaten track. Go climbing a few mountains, even rock climbing. You will be shocked by amazing karst landscapes. Enjoy sunrise from mountains, shoot sunset goes down mountains.
The photos here are what I will take you to shoot.
The main itinerary will be focused on Xingping ancient town area, you won't waste time on the way.. The town is just ok, like other ancient towns in Guilin, very few ancient buildings are kept.
However, the sceneries arround Xingping are amazing. Enjoy the beauty of Li River by the motorized bamboo rafting. Photograph karst mountains, small villages near lake, and cormorant fisherman's activity at dusk in a day.