Why is Fubo Hill special
Fubo Hill, also called Wave-Subduing Hill, is located on west bank of Li River with half of the hill stretching into the river in central Guilin. It is 213 meters above sea level and only 62 meters above ground but could offer a great view overlooking the city. The Fubo Hill Park is kind of small and you could visit it in 40 minutes if you're on a tight schedule.
Fubo Hill Highlights
There are some great Buddhist caves of Song and Tang Dynasties below the Fubo Hill. The Pearl-Returning Cave is located inside the hill. Legend has it that an old fisherman offended the Dragon King when he took away a pearl from the cave. The Dragon King brought misery to the land by creating strong winds and huge waves. Later, a feudal official ordered the fisherman to return the pearl and peace returned.
Inside the cave, there are many precious art works. A rock named Sword-Testing Rock hangs from the ceiling, nearly touching the ground. The story of the Sword-Testing Rock is said that General Fubo tested out his sword by slicing through a huge stone pillar.
Built in 1964, Listening-to-the-Waves Pavilion is a two-story building erected against the cliff of the Fubo Hill. The total area is 106 square meters. The Pavilion has glazed yellow tile roofs and a large balcony perfect for viewing the sceneries around it.
Stone steps wind their way to the One-Thousand-Buddhas Cave. In fact there are only 139 Buddha images, together with 400 more that are incomplete. The cave and its carvings are important indications of people's devotion to Buddhism in the Tang Dynasty.
One-Thousand-Persons Pot is located in a cloister along the Li River. It is said that this pot can be used to cook for one thousand people. This huge iron article was originally in the Dingyue Temple but later moved here to protect it from being destroyed during the war. Together with the Big Iron Clock, these two items have a history of more than 300 years but are still well preserved. The designs and inscriptions can be made out easily.
Address: No.27 Binjiang Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin
Ticket Price: CNY 15 per person
Opening Hours: 6:00 to 18:30 (April to November), 06:30 to 18:00 (December to next March)