Xanadu Travel Tips

On July 26, 2011, in Guilin, Travel Info, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

As national AAAA scenery spots, the first batch of National Agriculure Tourism demonstration site and the recommended destination of World Tourism Organization, Xanadu show us a beautiful picture which includes old bridge, stream, rural landscape and folk residence. Xanadu mainly composed with lotus pound, lake of swallow, crave of swallow, dong village customs and primitive […]

As national AAAA scenery spots, the first batch of National Agriculure Tourism demonstration site and the recommended destination of World Tourism Organization, Xanadu show us a beautiful picture which includes old bridge, stream, rural landscape and folk residence. Xanadu mainly composed with lotus pound, lake of swallow, crave of swallow, dong village customs and primitive tribes.

Best Time to Visit Xanadu

Every year in March, the shape of bloomed peach flowers like clouds, combined with golden camellia oil flowers and white cauliflowers and the purple clovers, it  a colorful world. In the banks of Turtle River and Swallow Lake, millions of colorful flowers at the foot if mountain and the roadside of village. The rural cottage, the old bridges, the stream, the deep caves and the farming village composed a ideal picture of Xanadu.

Xanadu tickets

Ticket price: 80RMB/person(contains traffic fees, shows, interpretation fees and other expenses. Shows starts any time and place.)

Open time: 8:30 AM~ 15:30 PM (the whole journey is 60 minutes)

How to get to Xanadu

It has 44km from Xanadu to Guilin, and 16km to Yangshuo. The traffic is convenient, you can take bus from Guilin or Yangshuo and get off at the gate of Xanadu. Private cars can parked in the parking lot of the scenic spot.

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Xanadu(Shiwai tao yuan)

On July 26, 2011, in Guilin, Nature Scenery, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

Xanadu(simplified Chinese: 世外桃源; traditional Chinese: 世外桃源; pinyin: Shìwaì táo yán; literally: a land of Peach Blossoms) has developed into the first batch of national AAAA scenery spots and through the ISO14001 international environment management system certification and ISO9001 international quality management system certification. According to the scene depicted in Taoyuan ming’s masterpicee–Xanadu and combined with […]

Xanadu(simplified Chinese: 世外桃源; traditional Chinese: 世外桃源; pinyin: Shìwaì táo yán; literally: a land of Peach Blossoms) has developed into the first batch of national AAAA scenery spots and through the ISO14001 international environment management system certification and ISO9001 international quality management system certification. According to the scene depicted in Taoyuan ming’s masterpicee–Xanadu and combined with the local rural scenery landscape, has became the first recommened place of the World Tourism Organization. It was named the National Agricultural Tourism Demonstration site in May 2004, and its the only area to have won this reputation in Guilin. The scenic spot is located on the roadside of Guiyang, it has 49Km to Guilin and 15Km to Yangshuo. The rural scenery, folk custom and folk village are organized with the beauty of natural landscape composing a beautiful picture. You can experience the different customs while you enjoy the beautiful scenery.

You can visit the scenic spot by boat or by walking. The tour by boat is around the lake and mountain, pass by the rural cottage, jungle and green trees, then come out through a mountain. Along the trip you will pass by the welcome guests, sacrifice  hunting, also you can enjoy the national characteristics of crazy songs and dances and reach the border customs. By walking you will visit many villages. There are small model villages with some minority architectures in the north of Guangxi. You will see the drum tower, the bridge of wind and rain, the sing stage, the corridor and the totem. All of these demonstrate the characteristics of various national and cultural glory. The Yuanming villa built recently is part of Xanadu. It combines with the layout of Suzhou garden and the architectural style of North Gulin. You can see the beautiful scenery when you open the window, and you can see different sceneries from different windows. In Yuanming villa you can review the ancient civilization, ancient wine making, paper making, printing, bamboo carving, wood carving and pottery show. It represents the wisdom of the Chinese people again.

You will leave a deep impression here. This is a place more beautiful than legend, and is the ideal home to be forgotten– Xanadu!

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Seven Stars Park Travel Tips

On July 26, 2011, in Guilin, Parks & Gardens, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Seven Stars Park scenic zone is on the east bank of Lijiang River, 1.5 miles away from downtown Guilin. It covers an area of 400,000 square meters, with Xiaodongjiang River flowing through it. The park gets its name because there are seven mountains as if they were the seven stars of the Big Dipper. The […]

Seven Stars Park scenic zone is on the east bank of Lijiang River, 1.5 miles away from downtown Guilin. It covers an area of 400,000 square meters, with Xiaodongjiang River flowing through it. The park gets its name because there are seven mountains as if they were the seven stars of the Big Dipper. The Seven Stars Park is the biggest park in Guilin. It has the maximum number of visitors and the longest history. With the mountains, waters, caves, stones and pavilions inside, it is the epitome of the essence of Guilin Scenery with Hills and Waters.

Best Time to Visit Seven Stars Park

Seven Stars Park is in Guilin, southwest of Lingnan Mountain Chain. The altitude is 150 meter above the sea. Guilin enjoys a distinctive karst landform and a climate of tropical monsoon, mild with a lot of rain. January is the coldest month, with an daily average temperature of 8℃ and August is the hottest, with an daily average temperature of 28℃. From October to March in the next year is the low water season of Lijiang River. Therefore the best traveling period for Guilin is from April to October, which also works for the Seven Stars Park.

Seven Stars Park Tickets

Location: Seven Stars Road in Guilin (east to the Jiefang Bridge).

Tickets: 35 yuan, not including the ticket for the Seven Stars Rock which is 60 yuan .

Children under 1.1 meters: Free

Children between 1.1-1.4 meters: half price.

Open Time:

In Season 6:00-19:30   Out of the Season 6:30-19:00

How to get to Seven Stars Park

By Bus

Take Bus 10, 11, 14 or 18 from Downtown Guilin.

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Flower Bridge (Hua Qiao)

On July 26, 2011, in Guilin, Parks & Gardens, Rivers & Gorges, by Jack Li

Flower Bridge is located in the confluence of the Small East River and the Spirit Sword River in the Seven Stars Park. In the Song Dynasty the bridges and Flower Bridge were built, however the names have changed many times. In the Song Dynasty, it was named Jiaxi Bridge. And in Ming Dynasty, it changed […]

Flower Bridge is located in the confluence of the Small East River and the Spirit Sword River in the Seven Stars Park. In the Song Dynasty the bridges and Flower Bridge were built, however the names have changed many times. In the Song Dynasty, it was named Jiaxi Bridge. And in Ming Dynasty, it changed into Flower Bridge. In Qing Dynasty, the east of

the bridge had began to protrude upwards and changed into column shapes. Therefore it changed its name to Column Bridge. In the end of the Yuan Dynasty and the beginning of the Ming Dynasty, the bridge collapsed beacuase of flooding. In 1456, the Guilin government built a wooden bridge in its former place. In 1540, the princes of Jing River ordered to rebuild the bridge into the four holes stone bridge to increase the ability to release the flood. The Flower Bridge has two sections. The east section is the water bridge, 60 meters long, 6.3 meters wide and 8meters high. The west section is dry bridge, 65.20 meters long. Flower Bridge is very beautiful. You can see the shadow of the moon and the holes of the bridge in river.

Seven Stars Park (Qixin Gongyuan)

Qixia Temple

On July 26, 2011, in Guilin, Temples, by Jack Li

Qixia Temple is in front of Shoufo Cave at the bottom of Sever Stars Rockin the east of Guilin City. It was first named Qixia Temple in the Tang dynasty (618-907),and changed to Shoufo Temple after its rebuilding during the Wanli Era in the Ming dynasty(1368-1644). Then it was enlarged by Monk Huirong in the […]

Qixia Temple is in front of Shoufo Cave at the bottom of Sever Stars Rockin the east of Guilin City. It was first named Qixia Temple in the Tang dynasty (618-907),and changed to Shoufo Temple after its rebuilding during the Wanli Era in the Ming dynasty(1368-1644). Then it was enlarged by Monk Huirong in the Nanming Era and resumed the name of Qixia Temple. Qixia Temple is magnificent and has a unique style. There was the Temple Gate, White Lotus Pond, Free Life Pond, Bamboo Pavilion and beautiful palaces.

Monk Huirong(161—1708)  was from Hunan Province. He started to learn literature and military arts when he was a child. He became a monk because he was not satisfied with the decayed rule of the authorities. Huirong often gathered together with Qu Shisi and Zhang Tongchang, high ranking military officers, to discuss and talk about national affairs and fighting against the Qing troops. After Qu and Zhang were killed by the Qing Troops, Huirong built memorial halls to honor them. Qixia Temple was destroyed by the war, with only Temple Gate left. Now it has been partly repaired and people can go there and pray.

Seven Stars Park (Qixin Gongyuan)

Putuo Mountain

On July 26, 2011, in Guilin, Mountain Areas, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Putuo Mountain is the main body of the Seven Stars Park composed of peaks called Tianniu, Tianxuan, Tianji and Tianquan in the northwest. Putuo Mountain is 265 meters high. People went to worship Goddess of Mercy on the hill. There are many rocks and pavilions on Putuo Mountain. The most famous rock is Seven Stars […]

Putuo Mountain is the main body of the Seven Stars Park composed of peaks called Tianniu, Tianxuan, Tianji and Tianquan in the northwest. Putuo Mountain is 265 meters high. People went to worship Goddess of Mercy on the hill. There are many rocks and pavilions on Putuo Mountain. The most famous rock is Seven Stars Rock and the most exquisite pavilions are Xiaxi Pavilion and Bixu Pavilion. In the west of the mountain, there is Yuanfeng Cave where air is nice and cool in the hot summer. Putuo Gate is the mountain’s entrance. On the hill, there are stone forests, Xuanwu Pavilions and other landscape spots. Zhaixing Pavilion is on the top of Tianji Peak. Zhaixing in Chinese means reaching for stars.

Putuo Mountain is a significant protected attraction in Guilin City, including the Seven Stars Rock and 251 pieces of inscriptions in Qixia Temple. Bixu Pavilion is on the mountain pass of the Putuo Mountain. Putuo Gate is in the south of Putuo Mountain and it was built in 1972.

Seven Stars Park (Qixin Gongyuan)

Seven Stars Rock

On July 26, 2011, in Guilin, Nature Scenery, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

Seven Stars Rock also called Qixia Rock, Bixu Rock or Xianli Rock. It is in the valley of East Putuo Mountain. It was an underground watercourse, then it rose up above the ground and became the rock. Since then, rain penetrates through the stone cracks and dissolves limestone. In the rock, the limestone crystallized and […]

Seven Stars Rock also called Qixia Rock, Bixu Rock or Xianli Rock. It is in the valley of East Putuo Mountain. It was an underground watercourse, then it rose up above the ground and became the rock. Since then, rain penetrates through the stone cracks and dissolves limestone. In the rock, the limestone crystallized and formed stalactite, stalaqmite, stone column and draperies. 1,000 years ago, Seven Stars Rock was firstly exploited. There is an old book about rocks in the south of China recording that, the Seven Starts Rock has had thousands of visitors since that time.

There are more than 120 pieces of inscriptions from the Tang dynasty (618-907) and Song dynasty (960—1279). The rock is 1,000 meters long, 50 meters wide and the highest part is 20 meters. There are three storeys inside the rock. The middle one divided into 6 parts is for visitors to tour. It is 800 meters long, with the widest part being 43 meters and the highest part being 27 meters. The constant temperature is 20℃. Stones inside the rock are unusual but fantastic. Some of them look like people, monsters and some of them seem to tell stories of fairy tales. Seven Stars Rock is nowadays one of the most well-known tourist attractions.

Seven Stars Park (Qixin Gongyuan)

Seven Stars Park (Qixing Gongyuan)

On July 26, 2011, in Guilin, Must-sees, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Seven Stars Park (simplified Chinese:七星公园; traditional Chinese: 七星公園; pinyin: Qīxīng Gōng Yuán; literally “Seven stars park”) located on the east coast of the Lijiang River, covers an area of 3642 acres. It is the largest and the most popular widespread park in Guilin. The Seven stars Park is famous for the seven stars mountain peaks […]

Seven Stars Park (simplified Chinese:七星公园; traditional Chinese: 七星公園; pinyin: Qīxīng Gōng Yuán; literally “Seven stars park”) located on the east coast of the Lijiang River, covers an area of 3642 acres. It is the largest and the most popular widespread park in Guilin. The Seven stars Park is famous for the seven stars mountain peaks which are like the stars are falling. The park has the “big dipper”, “hump red cloud”, “crescent shadow”, “Putuo stone forest” and some other resorts. The park combines the beauty of mountains, rivers, caves and stones. The famous scenic spots are the seven stars rock, hidden dragon caves, crescent rock, Zenggong mountain, camel rock, hidden dragon rock and flower bridge, crescent houses, children’s park, zoo, tombs of three generals and eight hundred heroes, mosques, Bonsai Art, Guihai monuments and so on. The Seven stars park is located on the east coast of the Lijiang River and it is 1km to the center of the city. It composes of Tianshu, Tianxuan, Tianji and Tianquan’s four peaks of putuo Mountain and Yashan Yu Heng, Kaiyang and Yaoguang three peaks. The mountain’s name comes from Putuo crescent, the one in the east connects to the other in the west, and they look like the big dipper. Seven stars rock are in the middle of Putuo mountain of Seven Stars Park, also called Qixia cave, Bixu rock and so on. The name of seven stars rock started from the Song Dynasty. Now Seven Stars Park has become one of the most famous scenic resorts and it is a beautiful place you should not miss.

Seven stars park attractions

Seven Stars Rock

Flower Bridge

Putuo Mountain

Qixia Temple

Seven stars story

1. Putuo stone forest

Putuo stone forest is located in the middle of Putuo Mountain and is in front of Putuo temple. It is 9 meters high and covers an area of 150 square meters. According to the legend, Tang Dynasty’s officials selected stones as a tribute

to the palace. The emperor Lishimin’s liked the stones very much, and treated the stones as “Rui stone.” He collected lots of them in his palace. Emperor Lishimin commanded Lijing to check where the stones come from and finally he knew the stones came from Putuo Mountain. He ordered Qinglin to be built with beautiful views. Putuo stone forest is rugged, extraordinary and the most picturesque. It has won the first place in three stone forest of Guilin.

2. Meet in Magpie bridge

Chinese has an old saying:”Jack shall have Jill.” But in Chinese legend there is a pair of poor lovers who can only meet each other one time a year on the 7th of July. In the legend, there is a cow herds man and a weaving maid. They just see each other across the magpie bridge because god punishes them for not obeying the rules of the heavens palce, which is called the middle of forhead. The god draw a line in the sky and the line is the famous magpie bridge. We are in one of the most splendid scenic resorts in seven stars rock now—the time tunnel, which is composed of 12continuously laser beams and forms a conical tunnel. We will roam through the outer space. The foot of the bridge is the meeting place of the cow herds man and the weaving maid. Maybe they have been together through the time tunnel we built for them.

Butterfly Spring Travel Tips

On July 25, 2011, in Guilin, Nature Scenery, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Yangshuo Butterfly Spring is located in the central travel area of “the mile gallery” in moon hill scenic spot of Yangshuo. There exists, the sole primitive suspension bridge in Yangshuo and the alpine musically running waterfall. Tourists can get a bird’s view of Yulong River from Shangri-la of Yangshuo; and observe the ruralYangjiao Hill from […]

Yangshuo Butterfly Spring is located in the central travel area of “the mile gallery” in moon hill scenic spot of Yangshuo. There exists, the sole primitive suspension bridge in Yangshuo and the alpine musically running waterfall. Tourists can get a bird’s view of Yulong River from Shangri-la of Yangshuo; and observe the ruralYangjiao Hill from the watching towers. Attractions such as Bee Garden and Butterfly Garden (the biggest butterfly watching garden in China at present) are also enchanting. In addition, activities like “ballet on Gobi”, song and dance performance of Liang Zhu and outdoor sports like rock-climbing are very popular, which can get tourists out of the upheaval and into nature.

Best time to visit Butterfly Spring      

The best time to visit Yangshuo is from May to mid-November. The clear weather and limited rainfall in those months create the perfect weather for tour and sightseeing, as well as various outdoor activities. However, you should learn that during the golden week of Labour Day and National Day, a great number of tourists gather in hotels, restaurants and wine bars, even sidewalk snack booths in crowds. As a result, the lodging expenses go up to three or five hold of the price in peacetime. Of course, other various expenditures would also increase several-fold. Other holidays when tourists amass include Christmas, New Year’s Day and the Spring Festival. The number of tourists is much bigger at weekends than that in off-peak days. In fact, there are both advantages and disadvantages about the number of tourists. When many tourists come, the festival spirit will increase; when there are fewer tourists, you can appreciate the primitive simplicity of Yangshuo Townlet. Therefore, it is necessary for tourists to arrange itinerary according to their own time and mood.

Butterfly Spring Tickets

Location: Moon Hill scenic spot, 3 meters away from Yang Shuo.

Tickets: 35 yuan for each person

How to get to Butterfly Spring

From 7am to 6pm of each day, take bus (Gulin—Yangshuo) at Gulin Railway Station to Yang Shuo Station, then transfer to bus (Yang Shuo—Gaotianxiaomian) or the sightseeing bus, you can reach the destination in only five minutes.

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Butterfly Spring

On July 25, 2011, in Guilin, Must-sees, Valleys and Scenic Spots, by Jack Li

The Butterfly Spring is located in the most beautiful “Ten-Mile Gallery”, of the Moon Hill scenic spot in Yangshuo. It is a naturally scenic spot, which effectively brings natural landscape, history and culture, mountaineering and health care, environmental protection, popularization of science and leisure and going vacationing together as one. It opened for business in […]

The Butterfly Spring is located in the most beautiful “Ten-Mile Gallery”, of the Moon Hill scenic spot in Yangshuo. It is a naturally scenic spot, which effectively brings natural landscape, history and culture, mountaineering and health care, environmental protection, popularization of science and leisure and going vacationing together as one.

It opened for business in November, 2001 and it is a member of enterprise association of tourist attraction and shopping of Guilin. It passed ISO90001 in January, 2004: quality management system200o and ISO4001: environment management system1996. In 2005, it got the prize of “tourist business with no complaints of 2005” and in September, 2006, it was judged to be the national AAAA tourist attraction.

The Butterfly Spring attraction is a comprehensive tourist attraction which integrates miraculous peaks and streams, quite and beautiful caves, and idyllic scenery.

Butterflies are seen flying in the flowers and dragonflies are seen flying over water. The land of idyllic beauty in the poems written by Tao Yuanming is nothing more than this.

In the Butterfly Spring spot, there is one exquisite cave, the only primitive place to overlook the Shangri-la of Yangshuo, Yulong River, Yangjiao Mountain and other idyllic landscapes. Here, you can visit sweet bees garden and butterfly garden (the biggest butterfly visiting garden of China), take part in popuular outdoor activities like, rock climbing, prompt drop, and downhill race, and watch performance of Butterfly Love. In the Butterfly Spring attraction, you will depart from the noise and return to  nature.

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