Wave-Subduing Hill (Fubo Hill)
|Wave-Subduing Hill |
Natural scenery of rocks and stalactites as well as artificial cloister and pavilions compose the fantastic and unique sight of the hill. At the foot of the hill lie the Pearl-Returning Cave, the Thousand-Buddha Cave and the Sword-Testing Rock, all of which have great appeal. A gracious cloister and tearoom were built on the southern slope. Halfway to the hill is the Tingtao Pavilion, also known as Pavilion of Listen-to-Waves. Stone stairs wind up towards the hilltop on the western slope of the hill. The Viewing Platform on the stairway is an ideal spot for taking in the panorama of Guilin.
There are many different and interesting legends about the Pearl-Returning Cave. One of them tells that after the triumph of war, General Fubo retreated to the court, bringing herbs by boat. However, on the way, he was framed so as to have wringed pearls put in the boat. To clear the matter, he poured all the herbs into the Fubo River and returned the so-called 'pearls'. Hence, the cave was named 'Pearl-Returning Cave'. Another legend suggests that a peasant picked a great glittering pearl from the cave and angered the Dragon King. The peasant's neighbors advised him to return the pearl at once, and so he did. Thus, the Dragon King stopped raising the devil waves, and humans' lives became peaceful once more. To memorize the event, people entitled the cave 'Pearl-Returning'.
Legend has it that the General Fubo tested his sword on the rock, which gave it its present shape. When the general negotiated with the offenders in the Pearl-Returning Cave and reached a deadlock, he drew the sword and cut rocks off the huge pillar. The opponents were startled and immediately retreated.
'How far do you want us to turn back?' they asked.
'Back to where my arrow falls.' the general replied steadily.
'Ok, we agree. Let us then see how far it will fly.'
General Fubo climbed up to the Fubo Hill and shot his arrow, which flew a distance of three hills till it landed on the field from which the offenders had originally come. The offenders retreated as agreed. From then on, the rock was known as 'Sword-Testing' in honor of the valiant general.
Geographically speaking, the rift belongs to the terrane of limestone. Streams flow along it and cause corrosion, and a rift was thus formed. Today, since there is no more corrosion, the pillar cannot produce any deposits, and the rock will retain its odd shape forever.
How to get to Wave-Subduing Hill
Guilin Bus Search
|Entrance Fee||CNY 22|
|Opening Hours|| |
Apr. to Nov.: 06:00 - 18:30
|Recommended Time for a Visit||45 minutes|
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I also want to visit the Reed Flute Cave, can we visit it along the same cruise?
I am sorry that the Reed Flute Cave is not included in the same cruise. :)
What is 65 yuan?
Then the Crown Cave is included in the Li River Cruise?
Is it possible to visit the Reed Flute cave on the same day? Since we are planning to take the cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo?
So many questions :P
Crown Cave is not included in the City Cruise. However, it is included in the essence cruise of Li River. The essence cruise goes from Zhujiang Wharf to Yangshuo, and lasts for about 4.5 hours. A super luxury class costs CNY 450 or 380; a luxury class costs CNY 270 or 240; an ordinary class costs CNY 210 or 190. Have fun! :)
or you can take a taxi to get there directly, the fare is about CNY10.
You can take direct bus no.2, get off at Fubo Hill Station. Then walk to the hill easily within 5 minutes.
Fubo hill station is Fubo shan?. The route 2 has only Fubo shan station. Pls inform for me. Tks