Things to do: Bamboo raft-ride, Light show, Tai chi
Yangshou, though slowly turning into a tourist hub, is one of the most spectacularly beautiful towns of China.
Any of the landscapes here will bring to life the picture of a Chinese village as depicted on any of their famous silk paintings.
The breathtaking sceneries bring to life village life practically unchanged from centuries past and an ideal way of exploring the town is either on a bicycle or by taking a bamboo raft-ride.
Light shows and night shows are popular here besides which calligraphy as an art form and Chinese medicine are also ancient traditions that are still widely practiced. Tai chi too is a rather commonly practiced mental and physical activity.