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Green Lotus Peak

Brief / profile
Originally called Jianshan Hill or Mirror Hill, the Green Lotus Peak is the most outstanding peak in Yangshuo and has been regarded as the landmark of Yangshuo.

Location
This peak stands on the west bank of the Li River in the southeast of Yangshuo County.

Architecture / Structure / Each scenery.
The Green Lotus Peak looks like a blossoming lotus with many pavilions, steles and moya surrounded. The most impressive one is the Chinese character “dai” in cursive script. The word is roughly 6 meters high and 3 meters wide. Moreover, tourists can still have a good view of natural scenery of the peak at Yingjiang Pavilion. Numerous peaks, villages, Li River and other scenery must leave a deep impression on you. In addition, the north side of the peak is relatively flat just like a Chinese bronze mirror. Thus, the peak is also called Bronze Mirror Peak.

Legend and Story

Besides, there’s also a legend on this peak: the Green Lotus Fairy lived in Heaven, but she was often strictly restrained. One day, she met Chang’e-a Chinese fairy living in the moon and asked for help. Chang’e showed sympathy for her, thus, she turned the lotus fairy into a piece of paper and took her out secretly to Li River. Unfortunately, Nanji Xianweng (God of Longevity) took a tour later and discovered the lotus fairy. He intended to take her to the heavenly pool. However, she was reluctant to return since she felt in love with a carp in the river. Therefore, she asked the carp to blot up the Li River in order to stay with the carp forever. Consequently, Nanji Xianweng became furious and then turned the fairy into a stone hill which the Green Lotus Peak today and the carp into the Carp Shoal.

Transportation.
As for how to get there, you can resort to a bike or just walk.
Admission fee.
The admission fee for this attraction is RMB 30.
Note
It’s open to the public from 8:00 to 18:00 and one-hour tour will be enough. Therefore, you should arrange your time wisely. For those photographers, front lighting is more favorable to take pictures of the Green Lotus Peak from a distance and Yangshuo Bridge is the best shooting position.

 

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