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Fuli is a quiet town with 800 years of history. 8km east of Yangshuo, it takes about 20 minutes driving from Yangshuo. Bicycle is the best way to travel to Fuli. Cycle along the seldom used village road winding along the curvature of Li River. On the way you you be greeted with scenic areas and villages, as you casually ride along the road. Eventually you will need to cross the Li river on a small wooden boat. The boats go across and back every few minutes and drop you off right next to the 3 sisters cafe. Here you can leave your bikes free of charge while you wander around the old town or visit the market. This restaurant also produces great food and has great views.

On one side is the new town which is next to the main road that leads to Guangdong province. On the other side is the old town which is on the bank of the Li River. The old town still has all of its old houses which you can peek into and see the simple lives of the local people. Wandering around the town you will see all the traditional new years decorations which remain in place for the entire year. A walk around this old town is a very memorable experience.

Fuli also has markets on any day of the month that ends in 1,4 or 7. Warning - Fuli market attracts a number of pick pockets. Just take your essentials there with you. Local minivans operate as buses and leave from the bus station in Yangshuo in every few minutes. Be sure to stop by can check out small factories producing painted paper fans. The barber shop, which also double as the local Chinese pharmacy has lot of interesting stories of it's own.

Three huge rocks in the bank of the river known as Rocks of Three Girls (Three Sisters). this named after three girls who are believed to become immortal. After you walk up the steps, you will come to Kuixing Tower, which is another gate to Fuli Village. The Tower offers you a bird's-eye view of the river and mountains. Fuli is also great for purchasing scroll paintings and Chinese fans. The fans are made here and you can observe how they are made. three huge rocks in north of the Pavilion are believed to be the place where three village girls became immortals. Therefore, the rocks are known as Rocks of Three Girls. Walking up the steps from the river, you will come to Kuixing Tower, which is another gate to Fuli Village. The Tower offers you a bird's-eye view of the river and mountains.

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