Seven Star Park is on the eastern side of the Li-River in the Guilin city.
The park takes its name from its seven peaks which are resemble the pattern of
the Big Dipper constellation. Attractions in the park include, Seven Star Cave,
Dragon Hiding Cave, Flowers Bridge, the Zoo, Mosque, Potted Trees, Guihai Forest
of Steles and much more. Covering an area of 134, 70 hectares, it is the largest
park, composed of some of the finest sights in the city.
Flower Bridge It is the main entrance of the park. the bridge was first
built in Song dynasty. In ancient time, the area surrounding the bridges planted
various flowers. When in the late spring and early summer, the flowers bloomed
and the bridge was sheltered in flowers hence the name. But in the Qing Dynasty,
the flowers gradually declined and today, visitors can not see any flowers
surrounding the bridge.
Camel Hill It is a wow sight in the park. In Guilin, you will find all
the limestone hills look like somebody or something. This hill looks incredibly
like a huge camel standing in vast grassland. When in a bright morning or
afternoon, the sun sets on the hill, reflecting a brightly glow. On foot of the
hill stretches a patch of grassland which offers a pleasant stroll. The place is
very popular with the locals; many can be seen leisurely walking around in early
mooning or late afternoon. Nearby you will find a zoo, which once hosted a Giant
Panda named Meimei which died last year. Now the zoo only houses a few animals
and we advice foreigner visitors to avoid it for the conditions of Chinese zoo
are a little bit brutal for animal lovers.
Seven Star Cave Nestling at the belly of the Putuo Hill, the cave is
well-known for the dazzling stalagmites and stalactites within it. The cave
stretches around 1,100 meters, with 50 meters at the widest point and 20 meters
at the highest point. The cave has been a tourist attraction for hundreds of
years. As early as song dynasty, some explorers adventured the cave and left
their marks inside. With various oddly shaped karst formations, the cave is
indeed overwhelming and well values your time and money.
Guihai Stele Forest
Guihai Stele Forest is set to the south of the Crescent Hill where about 218
stone carvings and inscriptions are well preserved. Most of these carving works
were from Tang and Song Dynasties which have been of great importance in Chinese
calligraphy culture. If you wonâ€™t have time to visit the Famous Forest of
Stele in Xian, this one, however, will provide a ideal alternative.