Ten-Mile Gallery (Shili Hualang)

Sauntering down a country road makes you feel like you are travelling in a painting. This is true of the Ten-Mile Gallery in Yangshuo County, a fairyland on earth. As the name implies, Ten-Mile Gallery is a picturesque road stretching from the Yangshuo town area to Moon Hill, endowed with rolling hills, endless fields, idyllic villages and clear rivers on both sides. The peaks form natural sculptures in various shapes against the blue sky and beautiful flowers adorn the road. Birds chirping all the way make the atmosphere merry. As the road is not too long and in good condition, most visitors choose to travel by bike so that they can stop every now and then to enjoy the roadside landscape and take photos.
Yangshuo Ten-Mile Gallery
Yulong River
Direction Board of Yangshuo Ten-Mile Gallery
Direction Board of Ten-Mile Gallery

Totem Ancient Path

After getting out of the town, head forward along Kangzhan Road. Before long, you will see the Totem Ancient Path in Ten-Mile Gallery. It reproduces the scenes of daily life of Zengpi People in ancient Guilin. Stone and pottery wares, totem columns, bows and arrows are exhibited. The natives still use the primitive utensils made of stones, bones, and clam shells. Wearing colorful furs and skins, they sing songs composed for fishing and hunting to the beat of drums. As they are unable to speak modern languages, it is not easy to communicate with them. You can try to make yourself understood by using gestures.
Guide Map of Ten-Mile Gallery
Guide Map of Ten-Mile Gallery
Continuing forward, your second stop might be the Butterfly Spring Park. You can see a giant butterfly statue on a rock of the mountain. The butterfly, being a Monarch Butterfly, is the biggest species among Chinese butterflies. With an area of more than 280 square meters (3,014 square feet), the statue is regarded as a wonder here. In the park, peculiar peaks, grotesque rocks, magnificent waterfalls, and bubbling springs can be found everywhere. A winding path meanders to the sightseeing terrace in the Southern Heavenly Gate (Nan Tian Men). Standing there, you have a bird’s eye view of Ten-Mile Gallery. No wonder it is said that without visiting the Butterfly Spring Park, one will never know how beautiful the gallery is. In addition, the show interpreting the famous Butterfly Lovers’ Story is very impressive.
Yangshuo Ten-Mile Gallery
Moon Hill
Yangshuo Big Banyan
Big Banyan Scenic Area

As the journey of Ten-Mile Gallery goes on, you will encounter a Big Banyan Tree, which is more than 1,400 years old. This time-honored tree, resembling a huge green umbrella from a distance, has a circumference of over seven meters (23 feet) and a height of nearly 17 meters (56 feet). The reputation of the tree is partially attributed to a legendary figure of Zhuang Ethnic Group, Sanjie Liu, who is believed to be the Queen of Folk Songs. In 1960, the world-famous film Sanjie Liu was produced. In the film, the banyan tree is a witness to the everlasting love between Sanjie Liu and her lover. From then on, the tree is also called the Tree of Love. People in relationships often come here to make wishes for their future.
 

Next, you will reach the Assembling Dragon Cave, which gives an impression of a dragon's palace. The cave is nestled in lush woods near rivers, very much like the entrance of Dragon Palace in fairy tales. The numerous lifelike stalactites inside the cave, taking the shapes of lying dragons, coiling dragons, dancing dragons, swimming dragons, dragons playing the water, the dragon king and the dragon queen, offer stunning natural beauty.
 

The last stop on your trip of Ten-Mile Gallery is Moon Hill. On the top of this hill, there is a precipice, which is pierced with a great round hole. Watching from a distance, it looks like a moon hanging on the sky, hence the name. Walking around the hill, you can see the waxes and wanes of the moon, like full moon, crescent, and lunar eclipse. The best place to view Moon Hill is Licun Village facing the hill, also known as Moon Village. Behind the village, there is the Golden Water Cave. Owing to the advantageous landform and underground water source, a mud pool has emerged. You can take a bath in it, which is humorously called a natural ablution.

 

How to get to Ten-Mile Gallery of Yangshuo

 The Ten-Mile Gallery scenic area has been under traffic control between 07:00 and 19:00 every day since September 15, 2017. Visitors can only enter and travel inside the area by foot, bicycle, or special tour bus.

1. After arriving at Yangshuo, you can rent a bike for CNY 10-20 per day and ride to enjoy the scenery of Ten-Mile Gallery. Generally speaking, you need to deposit CNY 100 on a bike.
2. Take the special tour bus through the Ten-Mile Gallery, and visitors can take it unlimited times a day. Bus fare is CNY 60.
 

Bike Tour along Yangshuo Ten-Mile Gallery
Biking in the Picturesque Yangshuo
Yangshuo Ten-Mile Gallery
Golden Rice Fields
 

Tips

There is no admission fee to walk or ride along the Ten-Mile Gallery, however, there are fees to enter the scenic areas along it.
Scenic Spot Admission Fee Opening Hours Recommended Time
Totem Ancient Path CNY 45 8:00-17:30 1 to 1.5 hours
Butterfly Spring Park CNY 50 8:30-18:00 1 hour
Big Banyan Tree CNY 19 8:00-17:30 0.5 to 1 hour
Moon Hill CNY 14 8:00-17:30 2 hours
Assembling Dragon Cave CNY 85 8:00-16:30 2 hours
Golden Water Cave CNY 80 8:30-18:00 45 minutes for visiting caves, 30 minutes for the mud bath, and 30 minutes for the hot spring bath
- Last modified on Sep. 12, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Ten-Mile Gallery
Asked by LEE from REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Sep. 10, 2018 00:58Reply
Is it possible to get to the hotel by Taxi from West street?
Hi, my reserved hotel located near the BIG BANYAN TREE (JI YUN, AURORA RESORT) maybe around ten- mile gallery.
I would like to know how to get there. thank you~
(actually, I asked to the hotel by email several times, but I didn't received the answer yet.)
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Answered by James from BELGIUM | Sep. 11, 2018 23:01
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You can take Bus Line 602/ 801 to Ten-Mile Gallery and then walk about 5 minutes to get there. Taking a taxi is available and the fare is about CNY40.
Answered by LEE from REPUBLIC OF KOREA | Sep. 12, 2018 17:06
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Thanks a lot James,
So great help, I appreciate
Asked by Den from INDONESIA | Jun. 05, 2018 10:51Reply
One day itinerary guide for ten-mile gallery
Hi,
Can someone post me a one day itinerary guide to enjoy these scenic area such as butterfly spring, moon hill and big banyan tree?
I am in a group of 8 (2 families) and we prefer to go by either walking or bus. We stay at Amari Yangshuo and I am afraid I cannot enjoy all the scenic activities in one day by walking. Any suggestions? And can provide me some recommendations for the meal there?

Thank you
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Answered by Karen from CANADA | Jun. 07, 2018 21:54
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You can take a bus to Moon Hill and walk backwards. After visiting attractions along the way, you can stop at butterfly spring and take a bus back to city.

I didn’t find any good restaurant there and I just buy some snacks. Maybe you can choose carefully in advance.
Answered by Den from INDONESIA | Jun. 08, 2018 08:14
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Thanks for the guide.

What are the buses to go to Moon Hill? And where do I take these buses?

And what are the buses at butterfly spring?
Answered by Karen from CANADA | Jun. 10, 2018 21:18
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You can take bus line 801 in YS North Bus Station which is near West Street. Also bus line 801 can take you back to YS. Hiring a private car is available.
Asked by Traveller from INDIA | Mar. 11, 2018 01:52Reply
can i walk along the ten mile gallery?
Hello,

I will be visiting Yangshuo in July. I cannot ride a bike. Is it possible that I walk along the ten mile gallery? If yes how long does it take? Thank you.

Kind regards,
A traveller
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Answered by Richard from NORWAY | Mar. 11, 2018 22:20
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Yes, you can walk along it, but it’s not recommended, since the duration is nearly half a day. You can rant a bike to travel along it and it takes about 3h for a round trip.
Asked by rock from HONG KONG | Apr. 19, 2016 01:06Reply
Is it possible to rent Dual Drive Tandem Bike rental in Yangshuo?
I am going with my GF and I am afraid she can not ride bike :). Many thanks
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Answered by Linda from USA | Apr. 19, 2016 01:32
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Yes, you can rent dual drive tandem bike in there. The rental fee may be CNY 20 to 30 per day. Besides, you need to pay extra CNY100-200 refundable deposit.
May you have a sweet time! :)
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