"Solitary Beauty Peak" Guilin Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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Solitary Beauty Peak is regarded as the king of the all the Guilin Peaks and is located within the walls of the Jingjiang Princes City to the north of the city centre. Standing 152 meters above the ground, this peak has been a major scenic site in Guilin since ancient times and is renowned as the 'Sky-Supporting Pillar in the South'. Composed of limestone from the shallow sea sediment biochemistry about 350 million years ago, the peak got its name from the famous line in Southern Dynasty (420-589 A.D.) literature, 'none can surpass this solitary peak in beauty'. A stone stair of 306 steps will lead you to the top of the peak, where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Guilin City. Here, you will also find the famous Solitary Beauty Pavilion. There are a number of caves on the mountain slopes, the inner and outer walls of which are covered in inscriptions from the Tang (618-907) and Qing (1644-1911) eras.

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  • Written Oct 16, 2008
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