Why is the Seven Star Park special
As a combination of several hill attractions, a zoo, a stone forest and other garden architecture, The Seven Star Park has been a well-known attraction from the Sui and Tang dynasties and now is the largest zoological park in Guilin.
Seven Star Park highlights
The park is endowed with elegant mountains, clear water, miraculous stone forest, deep and serene valleys, plentiful animals and plants and valued cultural relics.
The main sights contain Flower Bridge, Putuo Mountain, Seven Stars Cave, Camel Hill, Crescent Mountain, and Guihai Stele Forest.
Flower Bridge is the oldest bridge in Guilin. Every spring and summer, it is set off with blooming flowers and the streams. The larruping point of the bridge lies in that the arch's inverted reflection in water always looks like a full moon. It never changes even though the quantity of water changes.
Putuo Mountain, where Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva is worshiped, is the main body of the park. It abounds with caves and pavilions.
Seven Stars Cave
With the multifarious stalactites, stalagmites and stone pillars formed by the dissolved limestone, the cave was called 'Residence of the Immortals'.
Camel Hill, looking like a life-like squat camel, lies behind Putuo Mountain. It was once called Hu Shan because it is shaped like a flagon. In spring, the full-blown plum blossom, together with the rays of the sunrises or sunsets drapes the hill with a gorgeous glow.
Crescent Mountain is to the south of Putuo Mountain. It was given this name due to the crescent-shaped stone at its belly.
The Stele Forest
The Stele Forest has more than 220 tablets, referring to politics, economy, culture and military affairs in forms of poems, posies, couplets and images. The characters in the tablets are inscribed in regular script, cursive script, seal characters and clerical script.