South Creek Park
Creek Peak (Nanxishan) is located in southern part of
Guilin city. The east and west peaks of the Hill tower
high above the surrounding landscape. The rosy clouds
and purple mists that float above the valley after a
morning rain are an unforgettable sight.
Dragon Spine Pavilion between the two peaks is the best
place to view the City of Guilin . It features rocks of fantastic colors and caves
filled with stalactites. There are many peculiar caves including White Dragon
Cave and Liu Xian Cave .
Legend says that more than a thousand
years ago a Taoist named Liu Jing concocted pills of immortality in a hillside
cavern on the hill. The stories tell about the many caves in the hill related
mostly to Liu the Immortal. Liu Xian Cave is where the Immortal Liu used to concoct
his pills of immortality. The walls in the cave are decorated with carved paintings.
One of the paintings pictures Liu before he reached immortality. He is depicted
as a godly figure in another with his gown blowing and a serene expression on
There is a park at the northern foot of the hill with
groves of bamboo, pine, and cypress. "Dragon Spring" is found here.
In ancient times its fine spring-water was sent as a tribute to the Imperial Court