HOTS WHERE Xingping Guangxi Province WHEN Sumer is OK but very, very hot and humid. Spring and Autumn would make hiking and bike riding a more pleasant experience. If you go in Summer be prepared to be hot and exhausted....constantly! HOW Even from Guilin you have to go through Yangshuo to get to Xingping (pronounced, Shingping). By bus or by bamboo raft itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your choice although the bus is much cheaper. WHY Xingping is old. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like Yangshuo but without the tourists. If you really want some quiet time in a beautiful location, head here first and save Yangshuo for after.