|With half of the hill stretching into the river, Fubo Hill, which is 120 meters long, 60 meters wide and 213 meters high, stands on its own to the northeast of the city, on the west bank of the Li River. The waves of the river are turned back when they meet the stone blocks of the hill, hence the name “wave-subduing hill”.
On the southern slope of the hill is Pearl-Returning Cave (huanzhu dong). Legend says that the cave was once illuminated by a pearl, and inhabited by a dragon. One day, a fisherman stole the pearl, but overcome by shame, he finally returned it.
Inside the cave, a rock named Sword-Testing Rock hangs from the ceiling, nearly touching the ground. According to legend, a General named Fubo once tested his sword by cutting what was originally a stone pillar and has left a gap at the bottom.
At the end of the cave is Thousand-Buddha Cave , where over 200 Buddhas carved stone statues of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) were kept. On the western side, a flight of steps leads to Kuishui Pavilion and then to the top of the hill. From there, one can has a bird’s-eye view of the Li River.
On the eastern side of the hill are a winding path, a teahouse and the Tingtao Pavilion (“Listening to the Waves Pavilion”) built along the edge of the hill.
|Tours Including Yangshuo:
Beijing-Guilin Two-Day Tour by Flight
10 Days China Best City Tour