Yangshuo Travel Advice, Information and Directory
|Health Care||Accessing Money|
|Book Shops||Visa Extensions|
|Internet Access||Postal Services|
|Phone Services||Online Resources|
Health, Doctors and Pharmacies in Yangshuo
There are numerous pharmacies around Yangshuo and there shouldn’t be any trouble finding one (try Die Cui Lu and Pantao Lu, near where it meets Xi Jie). However, communication at pharmacies can be difficult.
In case of sickness, ask for help at the reception of your hotel or guesthouse. Possibly they will refer you to Dr Lily who practices traditional Chinese medicine as well as western medicine. If you need urgent medical attention, then the Yangshuo County People’s Hospital is your best bet.
Yangshuo County People’s Hospital (阳朔县人民医院)
Address: 28 Chengzhong Lu
Tel: +86 (0773) 882 2472
Show the taxi driver: 请带我去阳朔县人民医院，谢谢。 地址：城中路26号。
Accessing Money in Yangshuo
There are just a couple of ATMs that accept foreign cards within the tourist area of Yangshuo. Both of these are located on West Street, near where it meet Pantao Lu. One is the Bank of China and the other is the Agricultural Bank of China. You can also exchange money at this Bank of China branch.
Book Shops in Yangshuo
Many cafes and guesthouses have a small selection of English-language reading material for purchase or trade. Walking along West Street, and also along Chengzhong Lu, you will see signs advertising this service.
Police and Visa Extensions in Yangshuo
The Public Security Bureau in Yangshuo does not handle visa extensions – you will need to go to Guilin for this. If you need to report a crime, their address is #39 Chengbei Lu (if you go straight up Chengzhong Lu from West Street you will eventually pass Chengbei Lu on your right). Open: 8:30-17:30.
Internet Access in Yangshuo
Almost all hotels and guesthouses, and many cafes, in Yangshuo have public computers with internet access. Sometimes this is free, but if not it still only costs around ¥4 – ¥8 per hour. For those traveling with laptops, many guesthouses and cafes (including Bar 98) also have wireless internet access, usually for free.
Postal Services in Yangshuo
The Chinese postal service is generally quite efficient. Postcards or letters sent from Yangshuo will usually take around 10 working days to reach North America, Europe or Australia. Parcels will take a bit longer. If you need things to be sent urgently then you can use China Post’s Express Mail Service (EMS). The main China Post branch in Yangshuo is at #28 Pantao Lu, right where it meets West Street (Open: 8am-9pm).
Phone Calls to and From Yangshuo
The international phone code of China is “86″ and the area code of Yangshuo is “0773″.
If you call to Yangshuo from abroad, you should dial the international access number (usually 00 or “+”), then the code for China “86″, then the code for Yangshuo without the ‘0’ (773), and then the 7-digit city number.
If you call to Yangshuo from inside China, then dial the full Yangshuo code (0773), and then the 7-digit city number.
If you dial a Yangshuo number inside Yangshuo, just dial the 7-digit number, without any prefixes. Note that if you call a Yangshuo landline from a mobile phone while in Yangshuo, you should include the ‘0773’ prefix.
IP (Internet Phone) international calling cards are very hard to come by in Yangshuo. But many guesthouses and cafes have IDD lines you can use for higher rates than you would pay with a card.
If you plan to stay in Yangshuo for a longer period it is reasonably cheap to buy a SIM card with one of the local operators: China Mobile or China Unicom. The cheapest SIM card usually costs around ¥100-120 and generally includes ¥50 credit. You also pay more depending on how ‘lucky’ your phone number is. Average call charges are ¥0.6 per minute and ¥0.15 per SMS. Once you move outside the city where you bought the card you have to pay slightly higher ‘internal roaming’ charges.
Yangshuo Online Resources
Yangers: Created by the owner of the Buffalo Bar and the Li River Resort, this website has some good information about Yangshuo – restaurants, bars, things to do and advice.
Yangshuo Travel Guide: Quite a comprehensive website with lots of information related to travel in Yangshuo.