Why is the Moon Hill Special?
Moon Hill is a well-known attraction and one of the most famous sights in Yangshuo. This karst peak obtains its name from a large, semi-circular hole in the top which is visible from far away. when looked at from different locations, it resembles from the new moon to a full moon.
Moon Hill Highlights
It is a huge slice of rock with a round hole in its center, To get to the top, you will have to walk 800 winding steps in a path called “Appreciating Moon Path” since you can see the sky through the hole from different angles. When you look around from the hill, you will get the whole view of the surrounding area, the mountains, rivers, fields and peasant houses, all of which make a wonderful view.
The region around Moon Hill is endowed with gorgeous sight. Many mountain rocks are in particular shapes which bring visitors infinite reverie. Local people call this picturesque scenic sight 'Ten-li Gallery'.
Moon Hill is also the oldest and the most attractive natural rock climbing site. With 14 rock-climbing routes on the northwest side, Moon Hill offers sufficient challenge to both amateurs and professional climbers. Every year, the mountain attracts numerous rock climbers due to its unique beauty.
A series of caves have been opened up not far from Moon Hill: the Black Buddha Cave, New Water Caves and Dragon Cave. If you go to Moon Hill, you will undoubtedly be interested in these caves.
Activitiy in Mid-Autumn day
Every Mid-Autumn day, people in Moon Hill would light up grapefruit lights, putting them on the grassland. After mid-night, they will put these grapefruit lights on the Li River, for praying and making wishes.