Sun and Moon Pagodas

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Ailton007
Seattle, WA753 contributions
Visit at night
Jun 2021
We went on a Friday night at around 8 p.m. Rain had just stopped so we had the place almost to ourselves. Went to Moon Pagoda and then took the underground walkway to Sun Pagoda. Climbed to the top of both and took great pictures of the reflections in the lake. Nice area to visit to and in walking distance from many hotels!
Written June 21, 2021
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Zarza's Travels
China371 contributions
Worth a quick trip!
Apr 2021 • Solo
A nice lake area to walk around, with two undeniably impressive pagodas to see. I was slightly surprised to find out they are both relatively modern builds, so don't possess the same historical significance as some of the other wonderful sites in China, but still nice to spend some time walking around this area for an hour or so.
Written April 17, 2021
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,597 contributions
Nicer at Night
Oct 2020 • Couples
These pagodas are worth checking out during the day and are not too busy in the morning. You can go inside the pagodas for 35 RMB but I think they are best enjoyed from the lake or a nearby rooftop patio. Make sure you check out the pagodas at night so you can take a picture and tell your family members which one is which. Lord of the Rings jokes should also be made when posting on Facebook and/or Instagram.

The moon pagoda is easy to walk up and down but the sun pagoda has very steep staircases. The sun pagoda has an elevator and there is an underground tunnel to go between. If you are tall be mindful on the stairs.
Written October 18, 2020
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André K
Uitenhage, South Africa173 contributions
Stunning at night
Oct 2020
This is such a beautiful site at nite. The lake and the park together with the two pagoda's is creating a very nice ambience to walk around this area. A must see when in Guilin.
Written October 7, 2020
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Peter D
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia36 contributions
Visit the pagodas when in Guilin
May 2020
No matter what the weather might be like visiting the Sun and Moon pagodas and walk around the lake they are set-in is a very rewarding experience. Apart from the Elephant trunk, this is the must see place when in Guilling
Written June 2, 2020
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Voyagearoundtheworld
Berlin, Germany544 contributions
Great by night
May 2019
Take a walk along the li river and then around the shanhu lake to see the two pagodas beautifully illuminated by night. It is really worth it. You will see a lot of locals as this is one of their favorite strolls in the evening.
Written April 26, 2020
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Joel K
Vancouver, Canada3,001 contributions
Walking around the lake ... Beautiful Pagodas at night
Oct 2019
Quite a nice feeling to walk around the Shan Lake and people watch and observe the Sun and Moon Pagodas during the day and particularly at night as they glow and reflect on the lake.
Written March 8, 2020
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Enkhtuya
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia57 contributions
Quite Nice
Sep 2019
highly recommended destination to trip in China. especially in the night, with lights and all. must go place in Guilin.
Written March 6, 2020
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2015Family6
Singapore, Singapore184 contributions
Great Night Cruise of Guilin
Dec 2019
Travel is incomplete without a night cruise of these 2 pagodas in Shan Lake. Not only is Guilin famous for all its natural scenaries and rocks, China has cleaned up their waterways. Our cruise passed through crystal clear rivers where we can see fishes and rocks at the bottom of these rivers.
Written February 19, 2020
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Sean C
London, UK129 contributions
Beuatiful sight at night, good escape during the day
Jul 2019
You need to visit twice during your trip to Guilin - once at night to go inside the pagodas and again at night to see them all lit up.
The trip inside is a welcome respite from the crowds outside as not too many people go in. There is a lift in one and stairs in the other - air conditioning in one and none in the other. I'll let you experience it for yourself to work out which one is nicer :-)
The view from the top is great - over to the city on one side and over to the river and mountains the other. Make sure you take some time to just sit and relax at the top.
The pagodas themselves are modern (only a couple of decades old) - but the history of the area and the original pagodas is worth reading (there are big posters on the ground floor detailing the history)
Written February 9, 2020
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