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xianggong hill at sunrise

2-Day Yangshuo Landscape & Cormorant Fishermen

To fully appreciate the breathtaking beauty of Yangshuo, take two days to soak in the stunning karst mountains and river views from sunrise to sunset. Immerse yourself in the tranquil countryside and experience the simple joys of rural life.


For a unique adventure, join the cormorant fishermen and witness the stunning interplay between these skilled fishermen and the picturesque landscape. Capture the moment as they work in harmony to catch their daily haul.


2 days

Aprox. photos

more than 200

Guide in


Group size

Only you

Why you need a photography guide?

A photography guide can take you to unique locations, suggest different angles for shots, assist with camera settings and composition, and facilitate interactions with local minority groups. With the help of a photographer guide, you will be able to capture portfolio-worthy shots that you can proudly showcase.

Photo Tour Itinerary

Landscape from Sunrise to Sunset

At 4am, the photography guide will meet you at your hotel then heading to Xianggong Hill, which is considered one of the best spots in Yangshuo for capturing breathtaking photos of the karst mountains and the scenic Li River at sunrise.

Following breakfast at a local rice noodle restaurant, we'll drive to a peaceful village off the beaten path. Here, you'll have the chance to photograph the buffalo farmer on an ancient stone bridge and mountains in a distance.

Following a brief break, we'll visit an ancient town. You'll  have the opportunity to visit a local's house, where you can capture photogenic portraits in their charming old wooden house, enhanced by natural light and a sense of history.

In the afternoon, we'll embark on a 1-hour drive to a mountain, where we'll capture breathtaking images of the sunset over the classic karst mountains and rivers from a high vantage point.

cuiping village landscape at sunset

Cormorant Fishermen & Countryside

Our day begins with an early morning drive to a hidden spot beside the Li River. We'll have the chance to capture stunning mountain reflections in the river. With one or two cormorant fishermen in the water, we'll photograph the tranquil scene of fishing at dawn and the sunrise above the fishing nets.

Following that, we will proceed towards Yulong River to capture more scenic countryside photographs.


We will then begin our session in the late afternoon, where we can take pictures of the flooded rice fields and karst mountains against the backdrop of the sunset.


Alternatively, we can also capture the sunset on a bridge as the bamboo rafts return home.

two cormorant fishermen at sunset

Camera gears suggestions for this photo tour

  • DSLR or mirrorless cameras with tripod

  • A wide angle lens. For example, Nikkor 14-24 or Canon 16-35

  • A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70mm for most of shots

  • A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 70-200mm, good to shoot some subjects in a distance.

  • A primary lens such as 50mm f/1.8 or 85mm f/1.4 for portraits shooting

  • GND filters would be good for sunrise and sunset photography

two cormorant fishermen at sunrise with morning glow

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