Fubo Hill,stands in the northwest Guilin and on the west bank of Li River. It just 2km from Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin Fubo Hill Park is actually an integrative garden park in the center of the city with the handsome Fubo Hill, unique mountain caves and elegant garden rock formation.Fubo Hill Park is a combination of hill, rivers, caves , rocks, pavilions which form the epitome of Guilin mountains and rivers. As for the name-Fubo, a historical allusion must be mentioned. In 41AD of Western Han Dynasty, Emperor Guanwu sent General Fubo – Ma Yuan to conquer Jiaozhi (the ancient name of Vietnam). After fierce battles, General Fubo finally succeeded, so people built memorial temple in honor of Ma Yuan. It was said that Fubo General once tested his sword to cut the stone off. Actually, there is no historical document which record General Fubo had been to Fubo Hill, so it is just a legend.
The park is rather small, but very nice and offers wonderful view of Guilin and the Li River. The hill, like most of Guilin’s hills is filled with caves. The park area surrounding the hill is nicely landscaped. It features meandering paths that are well maintained and pass under sprawling banyan trees and topiaries.
Fubo Hill (Wave-Subduing Hill), is 120 meters long, 60 meters wide and 213 meters high. It stands solitarily in the northeast of the city and on west bank of Li River with half of the hill stretching into the river. Waves run back wherever they meet the blocks, hence the name “wave-subduing Hill”. A tale has it that Ma Yuan who was called General Fubo from the Han Dynasty had once passed by Guilin on a southern expedition. He poured all the pearls he carried into the river, so the hill was named after him in his memory.
On the southern slope of the hill is Pearl-Returning Cave (huangzhu dong). The legend about this cave says that once a fisherman entered the cave and saw an old man sleeping with a pearly by his side. The fisherman stole the pearl and took it home. Someone told him that the pearl belonged to the Dragon king and that he would get angry if the pearl was not return. Hence the cave is called Return the Pearly Cave .
Recommended Guilin Tours Including a Visit of Fubo Hill
Tour Style: private Tour
Departure Date: Daily Tour
Attraction:Li River Cruise,Longji rice terraces,Elephant Trunk Hill
Service:English speaking tour guide + vehicle + entrance fees