Yangshuo Day 03 – Pantao Hill

Sunset Hike

That evening, we made our way back to the stairwell and began to hike up Pantao Hill once again. The skies were now clear and the weather was good, so decent views stayed with us throughout. The hike up was very easy the second time around as we knew exactly what to expect.

A tiny orb weaver (Cyclosa sp.) with its legs tucked in

Leaf Beetle

Leaf Beetle (Family : Chrysomelidae)

We paid the entrance fee this time around, but managed to get it down to CNY5. We made our way through the compound and to the concrete platform at the end for some excellent views of the town. The sunset was not too spectacular and was almost as if someone just dimmed the lights. The vibrancy of the city, on the other hand, was something else. As the sky darkened, lights began to light up one by one, eventually merging into one another and becoming a glowing network of fluorescence.

We decided to try something different for dinner this time around, and wondered over to West Street. We eventually found our way out of the throngs of people, and settled for a huge meals of claypot with rice, which cost CNY15 per person.

Night views from Pantao Hill

The view of Yangshuo after sunset

West Street

West Street

Suunto Movescount Stats


The information from the Suunto Ambit for this part of the trip can be found on my Movescount Page

For those who also have a Suunto GPS device, the entire route for the TV Tower hike can be found below :

Check the route in


End of Day 3 Expenditure (CNY)*

Transport: 0

Accommodation: 54

Food: 32

Miscellaneous: 5


* Excluding the cost of the flights to and from China


: 60

: 162

 : 74

: 48

: 344 

Next (Day 04) : Chicken Cave