There seems to be an "old saying" for just about every place you might visit in China, but often in translation they appear sentimental or nonsensical. Guilin and Yangshuo are no exception: "Guilin's scenery is the best under heaven; Yangshuo's scenery is the best in Guilin". So there you have it.
Yangshuo is a place where the Han, the Zhuang and the Yao people live in compact communities. With a very long history, Yangshuo county was established during the decade of Shui Emperor (AD590) and has about 1400 years of history until now, in which the people there have created their own culture, such as long drum dance, song gathering Cai Diao opera, dragon and lion dance, the natural scenery there are gardens mrelics and sites in the history, ancient bridge and other architectures and stone carvings.