Xiqiao Mountain is one of the four famous mountains of Guangdong Province. It is endowed with both picturesque scenery and rich cultural resources. It was approved as a national-level scenic area and a national forest park by the State Council.
Being located in Nanhai District, Foshan City, in southern Guangdong Province, It has an average altitude of about 300 meters (984 feet). The main peak is only about 340 meters (1,115 feet) high. It is an ancient extinct volcano, but it has created amazing masterpieces: numerous grotesque cliffs, strange hollows, limpid lakes and spectacular waterfalls cover the whole mountain. It is renowned as an emerald in South Guangdong, with 72 peaks and 36 hollows. The peaks are grotesque, and the hollows are deep and serene. The major scenic spots include White Cloud Hollow Scenic Spot, Jasper Hollow Scenic Spot, Green Rock Scenic Spot, Kwan-yin of South China Sea Cultural Garden, Yellow Immortal Holy Garden and Wushu Hall of Huang Feihong's Lion Skill.
The White Cloud Hollow is the most renowned among the 36 hollows of the mountain. This scenic spot, situated in the western foothills of Xiqiao Mountain, takes up an area of 1.2 sq kilometers (297 acreages). In the hollow, there are numerous temples, monasteries and pavilions. The Cloud Waterfall pours into a brook, which flows outward into three lakes. The waterfall and the lakes illuminate each other. The White Cloud Hollow abounds with cultural relics and historic sites of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties such as Three Lakes Academy, Cloud and Spring Hall, White Cloud Ancient Temple and Inscriptions on Cliffs. Additionally, the Cloud and Waterfall of Xiqiao has been listed as one of 'the eight spectacular scenes of Guanzhou' in the Qing Dynasty. At night the scene at White Cloud Hollow is fantastic. The night scene illuminated with resplendent colored-lights adds a splendor to the charm of this scenic spot.
Kwan-yin of South China Sea Cultural Garden is situated at Daxian Peak, one of the 72 peaks of Xiqiao Mountain. The holy statue of Kwan-yin is grand and gorgeous. The statue is about 61.9 meters (about 203 feet) high, implying that Kwan-yin achieved perfection on June 19th. Kwan-yin sits in her holy seat of lotus flowers, with a merciful light shining in her eyes. To the left of Daxian Peak, an architectural complex of Kwan-yin culture is established, where various statues of Kwan-yin are exhibited.
Jasper Hollow is situated in a canyon stretching from east to west in the northwestern part of Xiqiao Mountain. The waterfall inside the hollow is the largest waterfall in the mountain. Green Rock Scenic Spot lies in the midst of the mountain. Dragon Beard Spring and Half-moon Spring are also worth visiting.
The Best time to visit that area is during Chinese New Year, when peach trees blossom vigorously and their fragrance spreads over the whole mountain.
|Admission Fee:|| |
|Half price for children between 1.2 - 1.5m (3.9 - 4.9ft) |
Free for children under 1.2m
|Sightseeing Bus:||CNY 20|
|Sightseeing Cable Car:||Round trip: CNY 30; Single trip: CNY 20|
can i finish to see in 4hours including too and fro travel?
4h can't cover all the trip and you may spend a whole day.