Diecai Hill, trending horizontally across
a tiny corner of the northern part of Guilin city, is
another area of imaginative scenes. Because of the resemblance
of its rock formations, piled up layer upon layer on
each other, to folded brocade, it is now also known
as Folded Brocade Hill.
It consists of four small hills, Yuyue Hill,
Siwang Hill (All-Direction-Looking Hill), Crane Peak
and Bright Moon Peak surround Diecai Hill. The main
peak is Bright Moon Peak with a height of 223 meters
above sea level. The Wind Cave, located half way up
the hill, is the main attraction in the Diecai Hill.
This cave looks like a gourd with its two
spacious halls joined by a bottleneck passage through
which air blows all the year round. Inscriptions of
poets and other writings of various dynasties as well
as statues, all 19 inches high, are carved into the
walls of the cave. These are attributed to the Tang
(618-908A.D) and Song (960-1280 A.D) Dynasties.
The highest peak of Diecai Hill, the Bright
Moon Peak is only 223 meters (732 feet) tall and comparatively
easy to climb. Climbing more than 200 steps from the
cave, one reaches the summit and gets a birds-eye-view
of the whole city.