Wave Subduing Hill
Located on the side of Li River, Guilin,
Fubo Hill is known for its shape and delicate and pretty
scenery. The galloping water blocked here and the wave
subduing slightly so as to the coming of this name.
Another origin of the name is from a General of Han
Dynasty whose name is Fubo. He campaigned here, in order
to conquer the battle he shot an arrow and penetrate
three hills magically.
Tingtao Pavilion It was built in 1964
against the cliff to the Fubo Hill for the reception
of visitors. With an open view scope, it is the most
graceful place here. Close the eyes and feel the sound
of the waves, the heaven open up before the viewer.
Sword-Testing Rock It is a huge stone
which was used to sharpen the sword to defense the enemy.
It looks like a pillar plunging from the ceiling into
the water surface. You can touch it but take care of
the safety. There are some other legends of the stone,
one is the tale of General Fubo who tested the sword
on the stone, which gives its present shape. When Fubo
negotiated with the offenders and reached to the deadlock,
he pulled out the sword and cut off the stone, the stone
come into halves. The offenders was frightened by his
courage and skill, so they agreed to draw back to the
previous border before their invasion. From then on,
the rock was known as 'Sword-Testing' in memory of the
Thousand-Buddha Connecting with the
Pearl-Returning Cave, it is the hillside. The upper
is 6 meters long from the south to the north and 7.4
meters wide from the west to the east and the height
is 12 meters, the middle is 2.3 meters high and 7.4
meters wide, while the bottom is 20 meters, 1.5 meters
wide and 2 meters high. As many as 239 Buddhist statues
that, made in the late period of Tang Dynasty, are the
precious Buddhist material with the high research value.
All of the artworks bear exquisite carvings. Natural
scenery of rocks and pavilions compose of the fantastic
and marvelous sight of Fubo Hill.