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“Not Recommended to People who are first to China” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Fubo Hill

Fubo Hill
Binjiang Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin 541002, China
0773-2100680
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Ranked #14 of 125 Attractions in Guilin
3.5 of 5 stars 65 Reviews
Type: Geologic Formations, Lookouts, Outdoors
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Owner description: Rising more than 213 meters in elevation from the west bank of the Lijiang River, this hill offers superb views from its summit.
Shanghai, China
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“Not Recommended to People who are first to China”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Honestly speaking, this attraction is not a must-go one. The attraction lacks of highlights. The tciket is expensive. The only advantage of this attraction is that it is on the bank of Li River. On the peak of Fubo Hill, you can get a bird eye's view of Li River. If it is your first time to Guilin, you should consider other attractions other than this one

Visited October 2013
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“A Happy Childhood Memory”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I went to Fubo Hill together with my family when I was five. Yesterday, we visited it for a second time after twenty years. Revisiting an old haunt is surely exciting. I first went to see Pearl-Returning Cave and the Thousand-Buddha Cave, which had left me deep impression in my childhood. The View there is still amazing as last time and we were really enjoying there.

Visited May 2014
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“Invigorating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Unfortunately it was a rainy day when we visited. The road leading to this attraction is neat and nicely kept, lined with lanterns.

There is a lot of steps to climb but there were opportunities to step and rest a while and take photos. The views are amazing and would have been even better if it had not been misty and raining. A pity we couldn't get really good photos. It was a nice climb in the rain, very refreshing.

There's a stone pillar at the top on the viewing platform with Chinese writing that says if you climb to the top of this hill you will live for 130 years! The views of the mountains/Li River were nice even though it was very misty.

On the way to the top we walked through the 'windy cave' which had several buddhas carved into the rock which are very very old. On the other side of the cave is a large gold Buddha, no photos are allowed. There were souvenirs for sale.

Visited May 2014
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Guilin, China
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“Great First Glimpse of Guilin from a Karst Peak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Fubo Hill (伏波山, Fubo Shan), a.k.a. Wave-Subduing Hill, is located in central Guilin and offers a quick, steep climb to a great view overlooking the city. It's 200 meters, straight up (don't worry, there are stairs). Below the karst are ancient caves with hundreds of Buddhas carved into the rock.

I think the lure for Chinese are the legends surrounding this mountain and cave. My favorite is the story of the "Sword-Testing Rock." It is said that General Fubo tested out his sword by slicing through a huge stone pillar. You can see the pillar in the cave which faces the river. Many visitors put their hand into the space between the pillar and the ground (where the general sliced away the rock).

Another interesting site is the "1000 rice bowl" which may be a huge cooking wok or may be an old musical instrument.

You could visit Fubo in an hour if you're on a tight schedule. Be sure to climb to the peak (only 15 minutes to the top) and visit the caves below. The bathrooms aren't great, and only snacks, drinks, and tourist trinkets are sold in the park.

Visited October 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“Plenty to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

There is lots to see here both up the hill and beneath it so it's a very interesting attraction to visit. We visited in the afternoon and it was busy so if you want the place to yourself go early! We didn't mind the crowds as some of the local visitors clearly had an understanding and reverence for the Buddha carvings and temple which might have been lost on us so it was good to mix with them.
We were cautioned not to climb to the top if it had been raining as the steps could be slippery but the steps were solid, flat and grooved and we had 'sensible' shoes on so they were not a problem and the view from the top was worth the climb. There was a great atmosphere of 'camaraderie' amongst those who had climbed to the top which added to the fun.

Visited April 2014
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