- Travel Guide
- - Big Banyan Tree
- - Daxu Ancient Town
- - Elephant Trunk Hill
- - Fubo Hill
- - Hiking along Li River
- - Li River
- - Lingqu Canal
- - Longji Terraced Fields
- - Piled Silk Hill
- - Seven Star Park
- - Solitary Beauty Peak
- - The Moon Hill
- - Two Rivers and Four Lakes
- - Yulong River
- - Zhengyang Pedestrian Street
Staying in the northeast of Guilin by the Li River, Piled Silk Hill is one of the most popular attractions in Guilin, known for its amazing scenery and stone carvings. Due to the resemblance of its rock formations, which are piled up layer upon layer on each other, it is now also known as Folded Brocade Hill.
This picturesque spot has been given many other special names such as the name Gui Hill, which derived from the laurels that cover across the slopes since the ancient times; and the name of Wind Cave Hill, for the remarkable Wind Cave on the hill.
It surrounded by four small hills Yuyue Hill, Siwang Hill (All-Direction-Looking Hill), Crane Peak and Bright Moon Peak. You can enjoy the panoramic view of beautiful landscape around Guilin on the top peak.
There are a lot of magnificent scenes such as Diecai Pavilion, Wind Cave and Cloud-Catching Pavilion and countless stones with inscriptions created by famous Chinese calligraphers.
Go through the gate and get to the stair of the southern foot of the hill, you will first see the distinctive Diecai Pavilion, occupying an area about 64 square kilometers on the hillside of Bright Moon Peak. It is 5 meters high, 7.5 meters long and 8.5 meters wide. Although only a single storey high, it is well designed and elaborately built with red poles, green tiles and four unique angles. Your fantastic journey will start from here.
After Diecai Pavilion, you will come to the Wind Cave, which blows wind all the seasons. This cave penetrates Bright Moon Peak, with a wide mouth protruding from either side of the slope and a narrow part in the middle. Whatever weather outside, it always blows cool breezes in the Wind Cave. Due to this reason it is known as the “Cool World”.
The cave is worth to visit not only for its winds but also for its rock carvings both inside and outside. You can enjoy a great many of wonderful things including Buddha images of the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties, as well as 210 stone carvings.
You can go there by bus No.57, 58(free), 2 and 13.
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