Welcome to Pubutang!

Welcome to the Pubutang Cafe and Guesthouse – 学校老房子 – located just 8 kilometers from Yangshuo in one of the most fertile, scenic and untouched valleys along China’s world famous Li River.

As the name Pubutang suggests (瀑布塘 – “Waterfall Pond“) – we are located a short hike away from Yangshuo’s best kept secret – an amazing 80m waterfall barely seen before by outside eyes.

Join us to experience a responsible approach to tourism development in one of China’s most beautiful destinations.

The Cafe and first two rooms opened in January 2018, check out our blog or follow us on facebook and instagram to see how we’re getting on…

A Riverside View

Overlooking the Li River in Guilin’s world famous Yangshuo valley, Pubutang’s first ever cafe and guesthouse is the perfect place to experience the peace and tranquility of rural China.

We have renovated the old village school into a relaxed cafe with adjoining modern accommodations, taking care to maintain the cultural heritage of this significant building through close consultation with the local community and government. A further renovation of the adjacent farmhouse is planned to begin mid 2018.

Photo gallery: Renovating the old school house – 学校老房子

How to get there
– Plane
– Train
– Car
– Bike or even boat!

– Guesthouse
– Farmhouse


– Food
– Drinks
– Events


– Tours
– Bikes
– Hikes
– Yangshuo

About Us

Our aim is to introduce responsible tourism development to the Pubutang community through showcasing the best of the region’s food, culture and scenery.

Please click here to read more about the team behind us!



The first two guestrooms will be open for online bookings shortly. In the mean time, contact us with your expression of interest if you would like to stay at Pubutang and we will ensure you are first in line! Both rooms have air conditioning and have been furnished with big comfy beds, fresh cotton linen …


If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch with us.