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Moon Hill

Brief / profile
As a specific symbol of Yangshuo and also a popular tourist resort, Moon Hill is a hill with a 50-metre wide natural arch on the top of the hill which looks like a bright moon.380 meters above the sea level, the hill is 230 meters high and 410 meters long and about 800 marble stairs leading to the cave which were finished in 1981. These stairs are also called 'Appreciating Moon Path ‘. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the arch. Generally speaking, it is quieter in the earlier morning and late afternoon. The sight at this moment is a little hazy but also very mysterious. Looking at the hole on the peak from different angles, people will see moon in different shapes sometimes full moon, sometimes half-moon and sometimes crescent moon. Not far from Moon Hill, there're a series of caves such as the Black Buddha Cave, New Water Caves and Dragon Cave.
After climbing about 800 marble steps, you will arrive at the Moon Cave where hang stalactites of various shapes, some are like Buddha warrior attendants, some are like jade rabbits; and some are like the goddess of the moon, creating the scene of the moon palace in Chinese legends. Looking around, you get the overall view of the surroundings.

Moon Hill is located eight kilometers (five miles) south of the town of Yangshuo in southern China's Guangxi autonomous region.
3. Why got its this name
This hill has a natural round cave at the peak and from a distance, the cave (a hole in the peak) looks like the moon. Therefore, the hill is called Moon Hill.

Legend and Story
A legend says that there is a Guanghan Palace on the moon where the beauty Chang'e, the Jade Rabbit, and Wu Gang the woodcutter stay. In the past, people thought they saw these immortals when they appeared on the moon's surface.

It's easy to get to Moon Hill for it is close to the main road. Biking is the more popular method and it will take about 50 minutes. You can also rent motorbikes in town. You cross the Yu Long River Bridge first and after a few hundred meters, you will see Moon Hill on your right .Tourists can also go there by car or mini-bus from Yangshuo via the highway.

Admission fee.
The admission fee is RMB15 including a guarded parking space for your bicycle.
The recommended time for a visit of this attraction is one hour.



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