Jingjiang Wangcheng City
Jingjiang Wangcheng City
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David C
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
The name of the hotel was translated as 4 Seasons by my wife, but outside it says in English,Eva Inn.

The room is brighter, than The Museum Hotel, but not great for a 4 star hotel at around 500 yuan a night for 2 nights, but my wife is happy, as it’s cleaner and has a view, through trees, of the river.
After settling in, we walked along to a sort of market area, quite clean and had English breakfast at The Irish Pub. Saw quite a few foreign tourists about.

Then we had a tea after breakfast, when visiting one of the many foot massage places. For 25 yuan, for 20 minutes, you sit with your feet in an aquarium of warm water, plus about 100 tiny fish, that feed on your dry skin and soft cuticles of your toes. We both screamed after putting out feet in, as it’s so tickly and also feels like a load of tiny electric shocks, all over your feet.

It takes about 10 minutes to get used to it, plus you’re afraid you might tread on them, although they seem to know when to get out of the way. They seem to take it in turns, as half of the fish nip away at your feet, while the other half swim aside until it’s their turn. Quite a good experience as your feet feel light and clean when you come out.

Then we walked along one of the shopping roads, which has 4 branches, so you don’t know really which road to take, but going down two, we bought some wooden toys from one and I bought some decorated cord for my bag, for which the lady wanted 15 yuan, but as it looked quite old and unwanted my Chinese wife got it for 2 yuan!
For lunch, we entered a small covered market area, selling American burgers, But there was also an Indian restaurant, where I had Chicken Masala and my wife had curried fish. Also a nan bread and some rice, but there was too much for us to finish, but quite tasty. Cost about 100 yuan, with a beer.

Then we walked down to The Elephant Park and paid a reduced price of 150 yuan each for tickets to photo a rock formation, looking a bit like an elephant dipping his trunk into the lake to take a drink of water and at this place, we also had our photos taken, holding 2 cormorants, used for catching fish, which cost us 10 yuan. The city is financed on tourism and all the parks have entry fees and then you have to pay if you want a photo taken, plus entry into other attractions, with stuff to eat and various tourists knick knacks. We stayed here about an hour or so and went back to the hotel for a rest, before going out for an evening boat trip, costing 100 yuan each from the hotel. We got on the boat at 7.15 at the 6 Horses Pier. Previously using a disgusting public toilet, where there were 4 cubicles with no doors, all containing a pile of excrement, which no-one ever bothers to flush.

Then we found there was a toilet on board the boat anyway, just in case you need it during he 1 1/2 hour trip. This was quite disappointing, as you could hardly see anything in the dark along the river for half an hour, although it did improve on the way back on the other side, when we passed through a large lock gate, where the water level rose by 3 1/2 metres. There were various dancers lit up and dancing to music in traditional costumes, but the boat moved pretty quickly past them. We also saw the gold and silver pagodas and some temple lit up with a red stripe around the building.

Next day was a national Holiday and therefore the streets were very busy. We had breakfast on the hotel roof and chose a Chinese style breakfast for 25 yuan, consisting of fried egg and youtiao and a cup of coffee, plus I had some rice which I mixed with a spoonful of bran I’d brought from the UK in June.

There was a great view from the hotel roof and we could see the river and the Elephant Park mountain clearly, as no buildings are allowed more than about 7 floors.

After breakfast, we bought 2 tickets to another park up the road, costing 100 yuan each, although it’s free to local residents. A lady taxi driver stopped outside and only charged us 5 yuan to take us there and my wife booked her to take us to the airport tomorrow at 6 .00 a.m for 100 yuan.
The park was absolutely mobbed and people coming and going in all directios, mixed up with people selling fruit and souvenirs and probably pick pockets.

We walked up part of the way up 7 Star Mountain to queue to enter a large cave, with ceiling heights up to 27 metres in places. Before going in they warned everyone to go to toilet first as there were none inside and the trip through the mountain would take about an hour.

Although impressive in size and with many large stalagmite formations, we were glad to get outside eventually, but then got lost trying to find a temple. There were loads of people about, milling through tree lined paths and we saw a small lake and Liquan waterfall , but feeling tired and hungry, we left after Noon and eventually found our way out and got a taxi to take us over the bridge, to the shopping centre near our hotel.

We’d seen a restaurant serving a local dish, called 'fish cooked in beer', called The Left Bank restaurant and made for that, although my wife didn’t want to go and thought it might be rubbish and expensive. We entered up some stairs and there were a lot of European tourists inside, plus some Chinese and found a table for two at one end near a window. The food turned out very nice and cost 127 yuan, for a large fish cooked in beer, with green peppers and tomatoes, plus chopped green beans, broccolli and rice. The fish was nice, although quite a few bones and the beer was a bit pricey at 25 yuan, but we enjoyed the meal.
Written May 13, 2014
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Andrew Tsui
San Diego, CA272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
I came here with the expectations of the height of a chair but came out with the height of a mountain.

The park itself was quite nice and the many buildings included many interactive displays and activities. It costs 100 RMB per person to enter (50 for under 6) and comes with a tour guide who will explain it in Mandarin along the way. This is very underrated and should be among the highest. The only downside would be the price as the ticket is very expensive but as Guilin's Non1 attraction, it sure is worth the price
Written October 13, 2018
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,597 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
The city is located within the city of Guilin. After you pass through the tunnel/gate depicted on the tripadvisor page, you actually are in the Jingjiang Whangcheng City - no entrance fee required. You'll have to pay a fee only enter the park called "The Solitary Beauty Peak". At 120 RMB per person the park is much too expensive for what it has to offer ... It is a nice, large and well kept park, whose main attraction (in my opinion) is its tall hill, from whose top you have a reasonably nice view of the city. Even this attraction is somehow diminished by the presence of two professional photographers who seem to have a monopoly on the top-of-the-hill location, and limit a visitor's ability to take photos. The park may also be more important if you are interested in Chiang Kai-shek, who has a nice statue there and a few places associated with his presence. Otherwise, it is just a nice but much too expensive park...
Written October 30, 2017
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Lizhe L
Melbourne, Australia77 contributions
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Oct 2015 • Solo
I'm talking about the Jingjiang prince palace, which was marketed as the best preserved Ming dynasty prince palace. This might be true, because I suspect all the other Ming dynasty prince palaces were probably either completely destroyed, or are almost completely destroyed.

If you want to pay 130 rmb to see some authentic Ming tile and steps then this is the place for you, because apparently everything from the ground up was built after 1947. Thanks to the violent history of China, the rest were completely burnt down and rebuilt several times over, the last time of its complete destruction was during WWII.

I'm not sure if the carved poems on the cliffs are real, maybe they are, but I'm pretty sure the statues in the cave were not from the Ming dynasty, I can tell because some of the characters depicted were from late Ming (thanks to the internet), thus prince Jingjiang couldn't have had anything to do with them.

I gave this place two stars because at least you get a tour guide for the money. My tour guide was nice and fun and did introduce us to some very interesting historical information, while intentional omitting "some other information". Her end game however was always trying to get us to buy something. I have to mention this for the sake of the people reading, but I don't blame her, it's her job, and it's tough to earn a living.

I was a tough customer, and asked many questions on what's real and what's fake. To her credit, my guide handled it well (the star is for you), she was able to answer enough questions to keep me happy but also keeping it quiet enough so that the other people on the tour didn't catch on.

The hill at the end of the tour was pretty good, you can climb to the top and it gives you a view of the (fake) palace and the town. However, you'd probably get better value for money climbing one of the other hills in town.
Written November 11, 2015
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Sue N
Brisbane, Australia133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
We visited during off peak so hardly any tourist but I can imagine that it would be very crowded during peak season. We had an english speaking guide who had learnt his exceptional english from American movies. The Palace is a historical landmark with the Guangxi Normal University main campus sharing the very well maintained grounds. The history lesson was awesome and then we said goodbye to our guide and onto walking the many many stairs to the Solitary Beauty Peak. The stairs are steep and high, a case of not looking up to see how far you still have to go. The one set of stairs cater for both up and down so imagine it would be tricky with alot of people. The views are awesome - whilst you recover. It would be very hot going in summer though. Our guide told us that tourists who have been to Beijing first don't usually visit the Palace as it is so much smaller than the Forbidden City etc. As we travelled north rather than south, our visit to the Palace was a taste of all the history we were yet to visit. Well worth a visit.
Written January 25, 2015
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Matthew J
Guilin, China89 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
Jing Jiang Princes' City (靖江王城, Jìngjiāng Wángchéng). The palace is now part historic landmark, part college: Guangxi Normal University's main campus lies within the old walls. The walls are mighty and magnificent; you can see those for free. But, it's a bit pricy to get into the walled inner area. Inside, you can see some nice rebuilt buildings, but, the main draw of the palace is climbing up the mountain in the middle of the Princes' City. I think it's worth the price because it's such a great view!

Solitary Beauty Peak (独秀峰, Dú xiùfēng) lies in the center of an old walled palace. The climb up Solitary Beauty Peak is very steep, but takes less than 15 minutes to get to the top. The peak offers great views of Karst Mountains around Guilin. Fubo Hill is the closest, sitting right along the river to the east of Solitary Beauty Peak. To the North is Diecai Hill. Northwest is Laoren Shan (Old Man Mountain). To the South, you can see Elephant Trunk Hill, Chuan Shan, and Nanxi Shan. You can also see the old walls around Jing Jiang Princes' City. Also at the top are various tourist traps: you can get your picture taken at the peak, you can even get dressed up if you like. Personally, I avoid these. At the base of Solitary Beauty Peak, there are a few engravings. Fubo Shan has a much more exciting cave and base to its peak. On the north side of Solitary Beauty Peak is a picturesque pond; its worth walking around, and would only take 5-10 minutes. I would recommend spending an hour or less at JingJiang Princes City, and then heading over to Fubo Shan.
Written December 10, 2014
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xm z
Geneva, Switzerland5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
Talking about Guilin as having nothing in particular to visit except for some scenic spots? A visit to this palace would prove it wrong! The restored buildings, the Solitary Beauty Peak, the carved famous sayings and calligraphy, not to say its rich history, all make it a memorable visit!
Written June 30, 2015
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murfox
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Family
The entry cost was expensive at 130rmb! When we went there were no English speaking guides available and therefore the historical significance of what we were seeing was lost... The gardens and buildings within the walled area were nice set out.. My daughter found the demo of the old university imperial entry examination interesting and good fun. In fact it was really the key attraction of the visit. My daughter (21yrs) tried to climb the peak within the grounds but only got up half way - she was simply too exhausted! It really is a pity that China does not address the disparity of some of these entry costs of of their attractions... But if this does not bother you, it is worth a visit and within walking distance of the city (Guilin) town center.
Written January 3, 2015
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Caroline C
Guilin, China22 contributions
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Apr 2012
I am very interested in Chinese history and culture, so Wangcheng City or Jingjiang Prince City was the must-see spot for me in Guilin. It is located in the downtown of Guilin City and very close to Zhengyang pedestrian street, which is a shopping street with delicious snacks. In Wangcheng City, I felt so impressive about the Chinese ancient cuture and history. If you are interested in Chinese history, this is a good spot for you to know more about China.
Written November 26, 2012
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2015Family6
Singapore, Singapore182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This was the old palace of one of the crown princes of the Qing dynasty. Very unique palace ground with a solo hill protruding in the middle of the palace.
Written February 19, 2020
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