Mount Moon Travel Tips

On September 2, 2011, in Activities, Chinese Towns & Villages, Guilin, Mountain Areas, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Mount Moon is a perfect place for mountain-climbing. The Hole in Mount Moon, the Horn-like Hill, the Rock Hill, the Cat Emerging Hill, and the Butterfly Spring compose a classical route for mountain-climbing. The Hole in Mount Moon is a 20-meter-high and 30-meter-long natural arch bridge. Many good climbers have visited there. If you want […]

Mount Moon is a perfect place for mountain-climbing. The Hole in Mount Moon, the Horn-like Hill, the Rock Hill, the Cat Emerging Hill, and the Butterfly Spring compose a classical route for mountain-climbing. The Hole in Mount Moon is a 20-meter-high and 30-meter-long natural arch bridge. Many good climbers have visited there. If you want to challenge yourself, Mount Moon is definitely one of the best choices.

The Best Time to Visit Mount Moon

The weather in the Yangshuo County is relatively stable throughout the year, so does the scenery there. Because it rains a lot in spring, you may not want to visit Mount Moon in March, April and May. Besides mountain-climbing can be very dangerous when it rains. Summer is not an ideal season to visit Mount Moon either because it can grow very hot during the day. So it is best to schedule your trip for autumn. But if you just want to stop by Mount Moon when you visit other tourist spots in the Yangshuo County, then summer is a better choice.

Best Routes to Visit Mount Moon(no information available)

Tickets to Mount Moon

Ticket Price: RMB 15 per person

Notice: Free of charge for children under 1 meter, half price for children under 1.4 meters.

Opening Hours: 8:00~17:30 everyday

(It takes you 15 minute to reach the end of the Moon Admiring Pass, and 1 hour to reach the summit.)

How to get to Mount Moon

Mount Moon is only 8 kilometers away from the Yangshuo Township. You can choose one of the following options to reach there:

  1. By motor-tricycle

Fare: RMB 4 per person (This is the cheapest way to reach Mount Moon)

  1. By taxi (You can find a taxi anywhere in the Yangshuo Township)
  2. By bicycle

Fare: RMB 10~40 for one bike one day (The price changes with the tourist seasons. It is the best way to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Mount Moon. Ride along the 321 National Highway, and it will take you one hour to reach the mountain. )

Notice: If you stay in a hotel in Guilin, you need to take a tourist bus to reach the Yangshuo Township first. There is a tourist bus leaving for Yangshuo at Guilin Bus Station every 15 minutes.

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The Cultural Relics in Mount Moon

On September 2, 2011, in Guilin, Historical Relics, More Cities, Mountain Areas, by Jack Li

The cultural relic of Three Drops of Water is at the foot of Mount Moon. The site of the relic stretches along the southwest side of the Mountain, and covers an area of 1 square kilometers. The relic had been hidden in earth for a long time and was not discovered by local residents until […]

The cultural relic of Three Drops of Water is at the foot of Mount Moon. The site of the relic stretches along the southwest side of the Mountain, and covers an area of 1 square kilometers. The relic had been hidden in earth for a long time and was not discovered by local residents until 1984 when they were laying the foundations to build a new school there. The builders were surprised when a terracotta jar and a zax appeared under their shovels. They dug on and found out that in the 30-cm-thick ash layer below the ground surface there was a large amount of pottery shards. The news got out and many archaeologists came to have a look. They soon defined the site and put it in the Neolithic Stone Age. It was named “Three Drops of Water” after the village where it is. Now the Three Drops of Water Cultural Relic has been listed as county-level-class heritage.

Another cultural relic, the White City Cultural Relic, is not far from Three Drops of Water. It is to the east of a highway that runs past Mount Moon. It is the remains of an ancient city built in 1106 in the Song Dynasty. At that time the city was named “the City of Peace”. Compared to Three Drops of Water, the White City Cultural Relic is much larger in size, covering an area of a total of 6.4 square kilometers.

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Yulong River Travel Tips

On September 1, 2011, in Activities, Guilin, Rivers & Gorges, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

It is a pity that you have been to Guilin but did’t visit the Lijiang River. However, it is a greater pity that you have been to Yangshuo but din’t visit the Yulong River. Activities such as bamboo raft and drifting began on Yulong River since January, 2001. In fact, it was several photographers who […]

It is a pity that you have been to Guilin but did’t visit the Lijiang River. However, it is a greater pity that you have been to Yangshuo but din’t visit the Yulong River. Activities such as bamboo raft and drifting began on Yulong River since January, 2001. In fact, it was several photographers who suggested local fishermen to manage these activities. During holidays like May Day and National Day, over 100 bamboo rafts are extremely busy from morning to night and are booked up soon everyday. Drifting begins at 6am and then ends at 8pm.

Best time to visit Yulong River

The best time to visit Yulong River is from April to November, which is also the peak season of Guilin’s tourism industry. In March and April, water is quite clear and grasses are verdant. Fields on the two sides of Yulong River are filled with colorful wide flowers. What comes into your eyes is charming vividness, pure and fresh, gladden the heart and please the eye. At the moment, water of Yulong River looks particularly limpid and verdurous, which owes to the deposition of the whole winter and the fresh spring rain. The peculiar litte bitty stinging rain in spring makes the mountain peak be permeated with thick fog and smoke, looks as if a fairyland. In June and July, Yulong River becomes dynamic and vigorous. Water fighting with several friends and swimming in the river can give you a refreshing experience.

Yulong River Tickets

Location: Yangshuo County in Guilin.

Tickets: walking tours and bike tours along Yulong River are free of charge.

Drifting: charge based on the mileage, ranging from 120 yuan to 240 yuan.

Opening time: 8:30 to 18:00

How to get to Yulong River

By bus

  1. Take the bus at Yangshuo Station (3 yuan/person), get off at Jinbao crossing of Basha Town. Then you can take motorcycle to Yulong Village, which takes 20 minutes.
  2. Take midibus at Yangshuo Station (5 yuan/person), get off at the entrance of Yulong Village or Jinlong Bridge.

By taxi: 40 yuan

By bike: 70 minutes

By car (self-driving): Enter from Hezhou or Guilin, go along the G65 Baomao Express, then turn right at the exit of Jinbao Road, driving forward one kilometer to Yulong Bridge. (you can see a direction board of Yulong Village here).

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Jiuxian Village

Jiuxian Village is a famous attraction alongside the Yulong River which was built 1400 years ago. During the period of the forth year of Tang Wude to the first year of Zhenguan (621A.D.-627A.D.), this place was called Guiyi County. The most interesting and attractive view of Jiuxian Village is the ancient hamlets and folk houses, […]

Jiuxian Village is a famous attraction alongside the Yulong River which was built 1400 years ago. During the period of the forth year of Tang Wude to the first year of Zhenguan (621A.D.-627A.D.), this place was called Guiyi County. The most interesting and attractive view of Jiuxian Village is the ancient hamlets and folk houses, which is also the soul of the whole Yulong River scenic spot. The hamlets and folk houses are of antique beauty and on twisted paths trough twilight shades. Most of the buildings are made of blue bricks and green tiles. We should pay more attention to the entrance, for the door heads, door cases, thresholds and stepping-stones are all made of wide, thick and smooth marbles, which are of extraordinary magnificence and texture. In front of the folk houses are several pairs of stone carvings, with the auspicious design of propitious cloud, dragons and phoenixes, lions and fishes. Additionally, there are also memorial arch with the letters “Yu Gate”.

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Fuli Bridge and Xiangui Bridge

On September 1, 2011, in Guilin, Historical Relics, Rivers & Gorges, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

Fuli Bridge Fuli Bridge is 500 meters away from Yulong Bridge, which is oval-shaped. The bridge floor, railings and steps are all made of noselite. The bridge was constructed during the period of Yongle Emperor of Ming Dynasty, with a history of over 500 years, which is one of the ancient bridges of Yangshuo. It […]

Fuli Bridge

Fuli Bridge is 500 meters away from Yulong Bridge, which is oval-shaped. The bridge floor, railings and steps are all made of noselite. The bridge was constructed during the period of Yongle Emperor of Ming Dynasty, with a history of over 500 years, which is one of the ancient bridges of Yangshuo. It is 30 meters long, 5 meters wide, 10 meters high. There is an ancient tree on either end of the bridge. As the length and height of the bridge are similar, watching it from a long distance, the bridge arch and its reflections connect with each other like a full moon. On the bridge, you can see the most attractive scene of fields and gardens. Standing on the bridge and look around, you will find this place surrounded by green mountains and waters, totally a beautiful view of southland.

Xiangui Bridge

Xiangui Bridge, a stone arch bridge over a branch of Yulong River, is the most ancient bridge of Guangxi. It is 2.2 meters high, 26 meters long and 4 meters wide. Built in the fifth year of Song Xuhe(1123A.D.), the bridge structure is quite unique, which adopts uncommon paralleled-ordered bricks, using nine pairs of stones to build the bridge arch. Totally it is constructed by 281 blocks of bricks in paralleled order. Not only the structure of it is unique, but also the stone inscriptions on the inside part of the bridge arch are precious materials for studying the culture of Yulong River. The bridge remains excellent without any damage after over 800 years of erosion of winds and rains and lash of floods.

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Yulong Bridge

On September 1, 2011, in Guilin, Historical Relics, Rivers & Gorges, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

Yulong Bridge is a stone arch bridge standing on Yulong River, located right by Yulong Village in Basha Town and built in Ming Dynasty. The bridge is 60 meters long, 5 meters wide, 9 meters tall and spans 18 meters. Yulong Bridge was built by stones, rather than any grout. It is non-destructive through hundreds […]

Yulong Bridge is a stone arch bridge standing on Yulong River, located right by Yulong Village in Basha Town and built in Ming Dynasty. The bridge is 60 meters long, 5 meters wide, 9 meters tall and spans 18 meters. Yulong Bridge was built by stones, rather than any grout. It is non-destructive through hundreds of years, becoming the key cultural relics of Yangshuo County. The bridge is gallant with lots of sinomenium, looks old-timey; villgers has carried water and washed clothes under the bridge from generation to generation. The stars change in positions; Yulong Bridge has witnessed tremendous changes in the world and still keeps as solid as the beginning.

The first group scenes of Liu Sanjie are shot on Yulong Bridge. There stands the monument to victory in the war of resistance in Yulong Village, recording the heroic deeds of local people who fighted a bloody battle lasted nine months against the Janpaese Army in Zhujia Village. During the Cultural Revolution, the monoment was destroyed and thrown into the river. In 1987, the local government sent some people to get the incomplete monument out of water and tried to repair it. Then the monument began to stand in its original position for people to commemorate the history. Thanks to the convenient transportation, Yulong Bridge attracts lots of Chinese and foreign tourists everyday and becomes more and more famous.

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Zhou Village

On September 1, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Cultural Experience, Guilin, by Jack Li

Zhou Village is a small village. What is worth of visiting is the limpid Yulong River that flows through the entrance of the village. In addtion, a stone arch bridge stands on the river surface that is less than ten meters wide. The bridge has a history of over 200 years, being the first ancient […]

Zhou Village is a small village. What is worth of visiting is the limpid Yulong River that flows through the entrance of the village. In addtion, a stone arch bridge stands on the river surface that is less than ten meters wide. The bridge has a history of over 200 years, being the first ancient stone bridge on Yulong River and is also called “Wangfu Bridge”. The bridge floor has been very thin after many years’ abrasion, but the semicircle of the bridge arch is still orbicular, which shows us the well-knit skills of ancient craftmen.

There are always several countrywomen washing clothes under the bridge. They still continue to use archaic and traditional washing method, kneading and beatting clothes. If you ask them why not use washing machine, they would say “we can’t afford to buy laundry soap powder, not to mention washing machine”, which makes you feel as if being cut off from the outside world for ages. If you ask the villagers about the origin of Yulong River, they don’t have an answer. Instead, they only know some old stories that handed down from their older generation. “The monkey king is oppressed under the Five Elements Mountain ahead. He will be set free after 500 years and save all living creatures”. It sounds like entering the land of idyllic beauty that was depicted in The Story of the Peach Blossom Valley of Tao Yuanming. Finding Zhou Village is the same with finding upper reaches of Yulong River, howvery, it’s just the first step of the “Long March”.

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Yulong River

In the ancient time, Yulong River was called “Peaceful Water”, but because of the famous Yulong Bridge” its name was changed into Yulong River. The river originates from Bainian Mountain in Lingui County, through Jinbao Village, Grape Town, Baisha Town, New Yangshuo Town and Gaotian Village, and finally meets Jinbao River at Qinge crossing and […]

In the ancient time, Yulong River was called “Peaceful Water”, but because of the famous Yulong Bridge” its name was changed into Yulong River. The river originates from Bainian Mountain in Lingui County, through Jinbao Village, Grape Town, Baisha Town, New Yangshuo Town and Gaotian Village, and finally meets Jinbao River at Qinge crossing and altogether flows into Tianjia River. The Yulong River is as long as 43.5 miles, with the width from 38 to 61 meters and depth from 0.5 to 0.9 meters. The river is not open to navigation for there is dam on the river for irrigation.

Yulong River is a beautiful river, also called “Little Lijiang River”. The period from Yulong Bridge to the estuary of Heshan River is especially beautiful, with high mountains, dense forestrists, beautiful hamlets, where you can appreciate the famous attractions like Yulong Bridge, Rhinoceros Watching the Moon, Old Village, Guiyi City Remains, Five Elements Mountain and so on. Yulong River is one of the numerous lovely scenes of Yangshuo.

If you set off from Yangshuo County, the first view that comes into your eyes is the Fuli Bridge. The bridge is 5 meters wide, 30 meters long and 10 meters high, oval-shaped and made of green stones. Its reflection on the water is like the shape of an egg, or rather a beautiful face of a girl, graceful and unique. The main attractions of Yulong River are: Fuli Bridge, Yulong Bridge, Guiyi City Remains, Xiangui Bridge, and the landscape of “Little Lijiang River”. The famous landscape expert of Harvard University Dr. Carl, after seeing about the view of Yulong River, expresses “This is the most beautiful place I have seen in China”.

Yulong River Attractions

Fuli Bridge and Xiangui Bridge

Yulong Bridge

Jiuxian Village

Zhou Village

Yulong River Story

A long time ago, a dragon of the East Sea came here and saw the breath-taking scene. It felt that the East Sea was pale by comparison with this place, so it decided to hide here. At first, every night, the dragon headed above the water to appreciate the beautiful view. Latter it can not help watching the landscape and sneaked out at day time. Many villagers had seen it, so comes the name Yulong River.

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Yuzi Paradise Travel Tips

On August 31, 2011, in China Attractions, Cool Places, Guilin, Modern Architecture, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Since 1997, the Yuzi Paradise in Guilin has held eight international sculpture camps. 114 famous sculptors from 25 countries have created 115 sculptures of their own distinctive styles and features. For the project composition section of the Yuzi Paradise, the internationally renowned sculptor Zhu Ming from Taiwan, Artistic Director of the Yuzi Paradise Xiao Changzheng, […]

Since 1997, the Yuzi Paradise in Guilin has held eight international sculpture camps. 114 famous sculptors from 25 countries have created 115 sculptures of their own distinctive styles and features. For the project composition section of the Yuzi Paradise, the internationally renowned sculptor Zhu Ming from Taiwan, Artistic Director of the Yuzi Paradise Xiao Changzheng, Xiao Li from Beijing, Li Xiuqin from Hangzhou, Robert Pirrestiger from French and Eberhard Eckerle from Germany have contributed a series of exquisite works of art.

Best Seasons to Visit the Yuzi Paradise

The best seasons to visit the Yuzi Paradise are from April to October. This period of time also includes the Labor Day golden week and the National Day golden week when there is an influx of tourists in Guilin and the prices of hotels and transportation rise correspondingly. So you may choose to avoid these two periods in order to enjoy the beauty of the Yuzi Paradise at easy.

Yuzi Paradise Best Routes: (none available)

Yuzi Paradise Ticket:

Adults: RMB 80 per person

Children: RMB 30 per person (free of charge for children under 1.1 m)

Opening hours: 8:30-18:30

How to get to Yuzi Paradise

Distances from Yuzi Paradise to key locations:

32 km from the City of Guilin;

30 km from the train station and the bus station;

60 km from Liangjiang International Airport

30 km from Shuoyang (the reputed town which represents the beauty of Guilin’s sceneries)

From Guilin to Yuzi Paradise:

By car: drive for 30 km along the Guiyang Highway;

By special-line bus: 6:40-18:40 (A bus departs every 20 minutes. The bus station is in Guilin train station and the fare is around RMB 5 per person.)

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Yuzi Paradise

Yuzi Paradise is situated in the Dabu Village of the Yanshan District in Guilin. It is a large-scale landscape art park established in 1998 by Cao Rizhang, an entrepreneur from Taiwan. The park includes 533 hectares of enchanting mountain and lake scenery dotted with marvelous artworks featuring sculptures and cave-carving works. Exhibitions, contests, and seminars […]

Yuzi Paradise is situated in the Dabu Village of the Yanshan District in Guilin. It is a large-scale landscape art park established in 1998 by Cao Rizhang, an entrepreneur from Taiwan. The park includes 533 hectares of enchanting mountain and lake scenery dotted with marvelous artworks featuring sculptures and cave-carving works. Exhibitions, contests, and seminars on art creations are frequently held in the park, making it a world-leading creation base and holiday resort with a combination of natural beauty and rich artistic atmosphere. In 2003, Yuzi Paradise was rated “the National 4A Scenic Area”, and in 2004 it was conferred the title of “National Cultural Industry Model Base” by the Ministry of Culture.

During its construction, Mr. Cao intended it as an art museum alive with imaginative artworks set against Guilin’s picturesque landscape. He hoped that the Yuzi Paradise would be one of the most outstanding art museums. In pursuit of this goal, he chose “Protect nature and promote art” as the theme of the park that presents a harmonious picture of the typical Guilin scenery and human culture. In the Yuzi Paradise, you can appreciate the gorgeous sculptures and cave-carvings while enjoying the beautiful scenery around.

The owner of the Yuzi Paradise will continue with his effort to promote open-mindedness in artistic creation through hosting various kinds of artistic contests and active cooperation with relevant enterprises and industries. Thanks to the Yuzi Paradise, Guilin is on its way to become a notable center of modern art and culture on the international stage.

Yuzi Paradise Travel Tips

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