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Fubo Hil

Brief / profile
Well known as the "Wonderland on Wave", Fubo Hill (Wave-Subduing Hill) ---another of Guilin's wonderfully scenic spots is actually a garden park in the city with a grand hill, unique mountain caves and elegant garden rock formations. It reaches the height of 213 meters (698.8 feet) and emerges 62 meters (203.4 feet) above the water. Half of the hill is in the river and the other half on land. At the southern foot of the hill is a garden full of bamboos, palm trees and flowers. There is a stone path on the southern side of the hill. At the foot of the hill is the famous Pearl-Returning Cave.

Location

Fubo Hill is located on the western bank of Li River in the northeast of the city, 2 kilometers away from Elephant Trunk Hill and above the western bank of Li River.

Why got its this name

Half of the hill is in Li River and the other half on the ground. Waves will run back when they're blocked. Therefore, this hill got this name. Another saying is that there is a tale: Ma Yuan, called General Fubo in Han Dynasty had once passed by Guilin when he went to the south for expedition. He dropped all the pearls he carried into the river, so the hill got this name in memory of him.

Construction
Natural rocks and stalactites as well as artificial cloister and pavilions are the extraordinary scenery of the hill. At the foot of the hill are the Pearl-Returning Cave, the Thousand-Buddha Cave and the Sword-Testing Rock. Halfway to the hill is the Tingtao Pavilion (Pavilion of Listen-to-Waves).A cloister and tearoom were on the southern slope. On the southern slope is Pearl-Returning Cave (huangzhu dong). Inside the Cave is "Sword-Testing Rock, At the end of the cave is Thousand-Buddha Cave with 250 Buddhist statues and more than 100 carved inscriptions in different periods. Stone stairs are leading to the hilltop on the western slope. A perfect sightseeing place is the Viewing Platform on the stairway.

Legend and Story
There is a tale saying that Ma yuan called General Fu Bo in Han Dynasty had once passed by Guilin when he went to the south for an expedition. He poured all his pearls into the river, so the hill got this name in memory of him.
A tale about Pearl-Returning Cave said that once a fisherman entered the cave and saw an old man sleeping with a pearl by his side, so he stole the pearl and took it home. But someone told him that the pearl was the Dragon king's and that he would get angry if he wouldn't return it. Therefore, the cave got this name--Pearl-Returning Cave.
Sword-Testing Rock also has a story: General Fubo tested his sword by cutting a stone pillar and has left a crevice ever since on the rock to retreat the offenders.

Transportation.
Tourists can take Bus NO 2 and NO 58 to Fobo Hill.
Admission fee.
The admission fee for Fubo Hill is RMB 15.

 

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