Seven Star Park
Seven Star Park is located at the eastern
bank of Li River, about 1.5 kilometers from downtown
of Guilin. It covers an area about 400,000 square kilometers
and is known for seven towering peaks which resemble
the form of Great Dipper constellation. It is the largest
and the most visited comprehensive parks with mass sceneries
like cave, mountain, rock, buildings, cultural relics,
etc. The park can be considered as the epitome of Guilin
mountains and rivers.
The main attractions in Seven Star Park contain Flower
Bridge, Putuo Mountain, Camel Hill, Crescent Mountain,
Guihai Stele Forest, Seven Star Cave.
Flower Bridge is the oldest bridge
in Guilin. With length of 135 meters, it was built in
Song Dynasty. In every spring and summer, the flowers
on the side of bridge bloom, hence the name Flower Bridge.
Putuo Mountain was made up of Tianshu Peak, Tianxuan
Peak, Tianji Peak and Tianquan Peak. Rising above the
sea level 265 meters, the statue of Avalokiteshvara
is enshrined on the mountain. Putuo Mountain contains
various famous attractions like Seven Star Cave, Guanyin
Cave, Putuo Pavillion. Putuo Mountain is also the place
to house more than stone inscriptions among which 'åÐÒ£Â¥'
written by Yan Zhenqing (the most famous calligrapher
in Tang Dynasty) is the most precious.
Camel Hill is located behind Putuo Mountain. It takes
the shape of crouching camel, hence the name. During
the late Ming Dynasty, a hermit lived here and planted
the large number of peach trees. So the hill looks very
beautiful in spring. Situated at the south of Putuo
Mountain, the Crescent Hill gets its name from a new-moon
shaped opening of a cave on the western slope of the
hill. Walking along the winding path on the southwest
hill, visitors can reach Panyue Pavillion where you
can get a serene vista of Flower Bridge. Getting down
the hill along the southern path, you can enter the
Hidden Dragon Cave at the foot of the hill where you
can see the natural formed stone cistern.
Guihai Stele Forest houses 220 stone
inscriptions in different calligraphy styles with contents
relating with economy, military matters, culture, customs
and so on. The oldest inscriptions can be dated back
to East Jin Dynasty (317AD-420AD). The stele forest
thrived in Tang and Song dynasties and prospered in
Ming and Qing Dynasty. Here also collects the rubbings
of inscriptions from other rocks and mountains in Guilin.
The most famous and precious among them is Map of the
Seat of the Jingjiang Prefecture from Yingwu Mountain
in north Guilin. This stone map is the largest one in
As the most largest and most splendid cave in Guilin,
Seven Star Cave is a 5a tourist attraction in Guilin.
With the length of 1,100 meters, the cave originally
was an old subterranean river with history of about
1 million years. In the cave, the beautiful karst view
like stalactite and stalagmite will feast tourists'
eyes. It had been a tourist destination since Sui and
Tang dynasties and was visited by famous men of letters,
so over 120 stone steles were left behind.
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