West Street (Xi Jie)

Yangshuo’s main tourist strip is a frenzy of shops, restaurants, bars and guesthouses. Far from the serenity that the surrounding countryside offers, the crowds on West Street can be overwhelming, especially in the evening. Surprisingly, considering how touristy it is, you can actually find some relatively cheap souvenirs here. Try the stalls down near the river in particular.

Directions: West Street is in the center of Yangshuo.