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Written by Kelly PangUpdated Jul. 31, 2023

Yangdi is a typical mountainous area as the saying goes: if Yangdi is divided into ten parts, half parts are river, half parts are field and nine parts are mountains.

The area is away from the bustle of city, hence local residents there are leading simple life. Winded through by Li River, together with rare peaks and verdant wood, Yangti has been a best place to enjoy Li River in misty rain. .

There are more than 10 famous attractions, such as Xiangba Island, Celestial Millstone, Moonlight in Wonderland, etc.


The section of Li River from Yangdi to Xingping is the essence of the landscape of Li River. Every rainy season, Yangti is wresathed by mist and cloud; which forms a mystic and chaneable scenery. Inside the section lting two islands, like two mandarin ducks playing in water, which are named mandarin duck islands. Along the section standing ever green trees, which look like two beautiful natural screens. During the dry season, Yangti becoms the starting point of Li River travelling.

There are two hills behind the village (because the shape of the two hills is like sheep hoof), hence its name Yangdi (杨堤, the homophonic words of "sheep hoof" in Chinese). In the north of the village, there is a hill named Jinji Hill (Golden Rooster Hill) looks like a rooster if you use your imagination. And in the east, another hill named Baihu Hill (White Tiger Hill) is standing there with a waterfall pouring down. Looking on the river, travelers may only see one or two roofs, or several children playing by the river, so it's hard to imagine that there is a village nearby.

Two ways are recommended to travel around Yangdi. One is taking a bamboo raft or a boat by the current downstream and appreciating the scenery along the river; the other is walking along the river from Yangdi to Xingping (it takes 5 or 6 hours).

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