Bamboo Surfing Down the Yulong River


IMG_5410It was hard to avoid the draw of riding a bamboo raft down the Yulong River, especially since our balcony view afforded us a constant stream of other tourist riding the boats. So we joined in the fun!

All along the river, there were barges with drinks and snacks for sale, and there were some full-on restaurant barges as well. But the most industrious use of floating pontoons was the “photo booths” stations just beyond each man-made breakwater dam. These folks had a whole digital photo set-up, compolete the photographers, computer monitor, color printer, and laminator.

While they weren’t exactly Class VI rapids, the breakwaters along the Yulong River were fun to “surf” over anyway: