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Solitary Beauty Peak

Solitary Beauty Peak, Guilin tours China travel Guangxi tourSolitary Beauty Peak rises from the ground abruptly within Jingjiang Prince City, the very heart and the axis of Guilin downtown. Just as the saying goes: ¡°To take a bird's eye view of Guilin city, visit Solitary Beauty Peak, to have a glimpse of Guilin's history, visit Jingjiang Prince City¡±. Solitary Beauty Peak towers the sprawling Guilin city at its foot and offers the best panoramic view of it. When lit up by the sunrise, it will look like a king in purple robe and golden jade ribbon. This striking phenomenon did not escape the eye of one prince named Zhu Shouqian(1361-1392), the nephew of Zhu Yuanzhang(1328¡ª1398) who is the first emperor of Ming dynasty. Prince Zhu deemed it as an honorable hill matching his prominent identity and an ideal centerpiece for his fabulous mansion. Anchored by this hill, the whole Guilin city spreads out neatly. In this sense, it has served as both a landmark and a totem. Imbued with imperial character and blessed with delicate stone inscriptions as well as 60 Tai Sui Statues, it breathes of rich cultural connotations and holds an irreplaceable status in Guilin people's mind.

As a place where nature's beauty incorporates with cultural relics and historical sites perfectly, Solitary Beauty Hill has lured people as a magnet since time immemorial. However, it became a privileged site reserved for princes during Ming dynasty (1368-1644). At that time, a number of 14 princes had trekked this hill to worship heaven, praying for the prosperity and peace for the country as well as the longevity and wellbeing for its people. In the past century, a number of contemporary celebrities include Sun Yat-sen and Xu Beihong(a Chinese ink paintings master) had left their footprints here also.

Solitary Beauty Peak consists of three giant vertical limestone volumes originated from the shallow sea sediment biochemistry about 0.35 billion years ago. Together with Wave-subduing Hill (Fubo Hill) and Folded Brocade Hill (Diecai Hill), they form a golden triangle. Elevated at 216m, this 66-meter-high hill stretches 120m long and 50m wide, covering an area of 0.61 hectares. The past millennia has bestowed it with several nicknames, such as ¡°Purple Golden Hill¡±, ¡°Number One Hill of Guilin city¡± and ¡°Sky-reaching Pillar in the South".

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