Ten-Mile Gallery (Shili Hualang)
Totem Ancient Path
|Guide Map of Ten-Mile Gallery|
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
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.
|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|
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.)
So great help, I appreciate
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?
I didn’t find any good restaurant there and I just buy some snacks. Maybe you can choose carefully in advance.
What are the buses to go to Moon Hill? And where do I take these buses?
And what are the buses at butterfly spring?
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.
May you have a sweet time! :)