WATCH: Mass Brawl Breaks Out at Yangshuo Bamboo Rafting Spot

By Alistair Baker-Brian, July 21, 2023

0 0

Videos showing a mass brawl at a bamboo rafting area in the South China tourist spot of Yangshuo, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, have gone viral on the Chinese internet. 

According to a post on Weibo by the Yangshuo Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television, Sports and Tourism, the incident took place at the Yulong Qiao Harbor on the Yulong River – located roughly 10 kilometers from the center of Yangshuo.

The incident occurred at around 3.20pm on July 18.

Watch the video of the incident below: 

According to authorities investigating the incident, the brawl was sparked by tourists playing in the water nearby the harbor, which made it difficult for employees to dock the bamboo rafts. 

The videos appear to show tourists fighting with employees of the company organizing the bamboo rafting activities, with employees using boating ores to fight with the tourists. 

The aforementioned Weibo post also confirmed that one tourist was hospitalized, but that the injuries sustained were not serious.

Three employees of the rafting company have been detained for 15 days and will likely be issued with a fine. Meanwhile, some of the company’s managers have been temporarily suspended. 

Yangshuo authorities have issued an apology to the tourists affected by the incident. 


The full statement by the Yangshuo Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television, Sports and Tourism. Image via Weibo

Yangshuo County – part of Guilin City – is a popular tourist destination for those from China and beyond, with many attracted to the karst mountains, rice terraces, rivers and all around idyllic scenery.   

[Cover image via Weibo/@睿思天下]

more news

Flights Canceled & City in Lockdown as Typhoon Hits South China

Fujian Province on the South China coast is expected to be worst hit by Typhoon Dussuri.

17-Year-Old Shot Dead in South China

The incident occurred in Hunan Province, South China on July 24, 2023.

WATCH: Lucky Couple in Car Escape Floods in South China

Severe floods have recently affected parts of South and Central China.

17th Edition of Festival Croisements Kicks Off in South China

The 17th edition of the Festival Croisements will take place from April to July 2023 in over 20 cities in China.

BREAKING: South China Struck by Earthquake

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake struck Sanshui District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province.

Drink Driver Stabs Dead 3 Police Officers in South China

The incident occurred in Shangli county, Pingxiang city, Jiangxi province.

WATCH: Explosion in South China Knocks Down Passing Motorcycle

The explosion occurred in Guangdong province's Yunfu city, around 145 kilometers west of Guangzhou.

China Halts Visas for South Koreans & Japanese Over COVID Rules

The measures are in effect, as of press time.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at thatsonline for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in China With

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Magazines!

Visit the archives