Fuli is a quiet town, 8 kilometers (5miles) east of Yangshuo County. It takes 20 minutes to drive from Yangshuo, Fuli has a history of 800 years. Here you can find nice small factories making painted paper fans. The barber shop, a small local Chinese pharmacy all have some special stories to tell. You can also get there by a bike (around 40min).
Fuli is a town with two faces. 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. The best way to get to Fuli however is by bicycle. There is a little used village road that goes along the Li river bank and through very scenic areas and small villages. Eventually the road leads to the Li river which you need to cross on a small wooden boat. The boats go across and back every few minutes and drop you off right next to the 3 sister’s 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.
Three huge rocks in the bank of the river known as Rocks of Three Girls 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.