Seven Star Park in Guilin
Guilin is a comprehensive scenic spot with the largest area, the longest history and the most concentrated scenery. The profound and extensive history and culture are gathered in the seven stars, and the perfect integration of nature and humanity is displayed in the seven stars.
Chinese Name: 七星景区
English Name: Seven Star Park in Guilin
Type: Guilin Scenic Area, Guilin famous spots & Guilin attractions
Best Time: All Year Around
Recommended Visiting Hours: 2-3 hours
Location: Seven Star Scenic Spot is located on the east bank of Lijiang River in Guilin City
Why is Seven Star ParkSo Special?
The Seven Stars Park is endowed with elegant mountains, clear water, miraculous stone forest, deep and serene valleys, plentiful animals and plants and valued cultural relics. It has been popular since the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) Dynasties. The main sights contain Flower Bridge, Putuo Mountain, Seven Stars Cave, Guilin Zoo, Camel Hill, Crescent Mountain, Guihai Stele Forest and Light of China Square.
Where is Seven Star Park
Located at the east bank of Li River, the park is 1.5 kilometers (0.9 mile) from the downtown area of Guilin. It was so named because of the seven peaks, the four peaks of Putuo Mountain and three of Crescent Mountain, inside resemble the form of the Big Dipper constellation.
Main Attraction of Seven Star Park
The Huaqiao Bridge built in the Song Dynasty (960-1279) is the oldest bridge in Guilin. Every spring and summer, it starts with blooming flowers and streams, hence the name “Huaqiao”. The highlight of this bridge is that the arch’s reflection in the water always looks like a full moon. Even if the amount of water changes, it will not change.
Mount Putuo dedicated to Guanyin Bodhisattva is the main body of Seven Star Park. It has many caves and pavilions. The natural air conditioner Feng Xuan Cave is located at the southwestern foot of the mountain. Halfway up the mountain, you will see Putuo Jingshe (a two-story pavilion). In the western abdomen of the mountain, you will see the famous Seven Star Cave, also called Qixia Cave or Bixiu Cave. As dissolved limestone forms various stalactites, stalagmites and stone pillars, this cave is called the “fairy cave”. Turn right and continue climbing the mountain. You will see the Tombs of Three General Cemetery and 800 Heroes. There are Putuo Stone Forest, Xuanwu Pavilion and Zhai Xingge on the top of the mountain. In addition, there are many precious stone tablets on the mountain.
Camel Mountain in Seven Star Park, like a lifelike dumpy camel, is located behind Mount Putuo. It was once called Hu Shan because its shape was like a flagpole. A hermit of the Ming Dynasty once lived here and planted a large number of plum trees. In spring, the blooming plum blossom, together with the sunrise or sunset light, gives the mountain a brilliant glow. This is one of the ten sights in Guilin. Around the hill are bonsai gardens, Guilin zoo and tea houses.
Crescent Mountain is to the south of Putuo Mountain. It is named after the crescent-shaped stone on its abdomen. This mountain is famous for its vegetarian diet with a history of more than 100 years. Nun noodles are really worth tasting. Walking along the stone steps, you can see the Half Moon Pavilion, Crescent Stone and Guanghan Pavilion. Standing here, the scenery of Guilin even greets us! At the foot of the southwest is the Guihai Forest of Steles, which consists of the Hidden Cave in monster hunter, Long Yin. There are more than 220 inscriptions in the forest of steles, involving poems, poems, couplets and images in political, economic, cultural and military fields. The inscriptions on the stele are regular script, cursive script, seal script and documents.
Light of China Square
The light of China square lies between mount putuo and crescent mountain. It has two kinds of crafts, one is stone carving murals, the other is the century’s precious ding. This fresco consists of more than 100 stone carvings, which is a miniature of 5000 years of Chinese civilization. Shi Ji Bao Ding, a 4.6-meter (15-foot) high four-legged tripod, symbolizes the prosperity of the country and the peaceful coexistence of the people.
Best Time to Travel Seven Star Park
The best travel time is April to October.
Guilin has a relatively low latitude. Belongs to the subtropical humid monsoon climate. Generally speaking, Guilin has a mild climate with distinct seasons and excellent climatic conditions. The annual average temperature is 19.3℃, which is said to be “less snow in three winters and flowers in four seasons”. When traveling to Guilin, the best season is from April to October each year, during which there will be two golden weeks of “may day” and “November”, which is also the peak period of tourism. Guilin with suitable climate will have many tourists, room reservation and transportation will also enter a climax, and the price will rise compared with usual. therefore, it is better to avoid this time and choose an off-season to travel and appreciate the beauty of the world.
How To Get There
- By Bus
Take bus 10, 11, 14, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 30, 97, 204 or 206, and get off at Seven Stars Park.
Useful Travel Tips
|Seven Stars Park||Seven Stars Cave||Guilin Zoo|
|Entrance Fee||CNY 55||CNY 45||CNY 70|
|Opening Hours||Mar. – Nov.: 6:00 – 19:30
Dec. – Feb.: 6:30
|8:00 – 17:30|
|Best Time to Visit||Apr. –Oct.|
- To visit Seven Star Cave and Guilin Zoo, you must enter Seven Star Park first, so you have to pay for the park.
- Seven Star Park is free for children under 1.2 meters (3.9 feet).
- Tickets for Seven Star Park and Guilin Zoo: CNY 99.
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