We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Moon Hill

Open Now: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (467)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“selling water”(22 reviews)
“worth the climb”(34 reviews)
“old lady”(19 reviews)
Open Now
Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
See all hours
8 km from Yangshuo, Yangshuo County, China
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Moon Hill
from $525.00
More Info
from $1,255.00
More Info
Reviews (946)
Filter reviews
649 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews selling water worth the climb old lady easy hike nice hike bamboo forest entrance fee stone steps worth the effort walk up short hike yangshuo town rock climbing bike ride yulong river arch path
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 649 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw this several years ago as part of an all Chinese internal holiday package where I was the only westerner on it (bugger when you don't speak any Chinese though). A huge and quite symmetrical natural hole right through the massive hill, was well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lyberg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are ready for lots of stairs this place is worth going for the view. Entrance is 11 yen and worth it. It is a long climb to the top but the views are AMAZING. The stairs are in quite a bad state towards...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Crille1810
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rode here from Yang Shuo. The hawkers are not as bad as others make out (by international standards), they are persistent but a polite 'bu yao'does the trick until they ask again in 5 minutes. Defintely walk up, might take 25mins to the top if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bennyj1234
Reviewed December 14, 2018

We rode our bikes here from our hotel. This is a great way to go, easy parking too. The hike is not long but it is steep with stairs most of the way. There are many benches to rest on the whole way up. There...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank michaelaH2358PB
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Did not actually pay the entrance fee to hike the hill. I wasn’t that keen to hike 1 hour uphill Quite an interesting sight regardless and I would stop for a photo if in the area. Suggestion : eat at Moon Hill Cafe located next...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank babypig82
Reviewed November 25, 2018

it is about a 15-20 minute walk up the stairs to reach the moon (whole in the rock). if you walk a little further you will have a beautiful view of the whole surroundings which I enjoyed more than the moon rock itself.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zwinky1
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

restaurant lunch stop. chicken 168 yuan, forget it. picture from the street, not acessable by foot as far as i could see. overated. meutermedia

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MeuterMedia
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Good step training, 900 up and 900 down. Envairoment was okay for those who's condition are average. It's not so hard to walk up or down , but if one have something problem with knees or hips, maybe no go item? But when you get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Decoserpent
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Entrance fee is 11 yuan. After 20-30 minutes of walking up the hill, you pass through the arch and reach the top platform on the other side. The stairs are in good condition, but it seems they would be slippery on a wet day. For...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank longyanyouzi
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Shi Li Hua Lang or Ten Mile Gallery has various scenic destinations and this is one stop after the butterfly cave. Rented electric bike and stopped here at Moon Hill Cafe for lunch which is at the bottom of this hill. Didnt climb up as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MadButterfly
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 519 nearby hotels
Yangshuo River Valley Resort Hotel
9 reviews
.09 miles away
Jinzhu Business Hotel
1 review
.34 miles away
Xintiandi Hotel
2 reviews
.41 miles away
Shengyuan Hotel
4 reviews
.44 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 129 nearby restaurants
Pure Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant
308 reviews
.73 miles away
Cloud 9 Restaurant
250 reviews
.71 miles away
75 reviews
.68 miles away
The Alley Restaurant
83 reviews
.76 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 130 nearby attractions
Yangshuo Park
188 reviews
.00 miles away
West Street
2,673 reviews
.72 miles away
Insight Adventures
31 reviews
.90 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
March 20, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from keithgwilliams8 | Reviewed this property |
We did the bike ride along the banks of the nearby river and ended up at the cafe at the foot of Moon Hill. The bike ride was comfortable with not many hills to climb and I found it relatively easy and I am a 71 year old... More
May 4, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Suzan D | Reviewed this property |
I never saw a glass water bottle my entire trip, there are sealed plastic water bottles everywhere in china. I was in the country for 2 weeks and had the local water in teas and coffees and it is safe. I wouldn't drink river... More
Travel Forum Posts
Orlando, Florida
Beijing / Guiling intinerary Please help (6 Replies)
Would this work? Too much or too little in any of these 2 great places: Thu 3/9:- arrive Beijing by train from Shangai - drop bags hotel - Tiananmen Square flag-raising - breakfast - Forbidden City - Wangfujing pedestrian street - Donghuamen night snacks market Fri 4/9: - Mutianyu Great Wall day trip with guide - [ do some of the sun 9/6 activities] - - Sat 5/9 - Summer Palace - Olympic Green (Bird's Nest, Water Cube) - Da Dong Peking duck (Tuanjiehu...More
August 17, 2009|
Response fromJohnWong68|
Hi, generally you have done a quite nice homework about you itinerary in these two places. But still I have some advice. I am afraid you could not catch the early flag-rising on the first day morning, why not do that in the second or third day? It would be better to check the exact flag-rising time in the first day evening at your hotel. The rest in Beijing is quite nice and leisure. As for the hotel in Guilin, just go to the downtown by taxi after you arrived at Guilin. Actually the option...More
In Case You Havent Heard (4 Replies)
Have not seen this topic mentioned on TA. Certainly will change the dynamics of the area From the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree Changes in Yangshuo I just heard from Alf at the Buffalo, and this is part of what he had to say:... There are some new stuff happening in Yangshuo soon They are closing off all the Yulong river area, including Moon Hill, the Banyan Tree and most attractions around there. You will then need to pay 80 Yuan to go into the area. The price may include entrance...More
April 22, 2010|
Response fromzhuhai2007|
Isn't it a classic case of "killing the goose..."? I do understand that tourists impose a drain of resources such as water & sewage; roading etc, but there must be better ways of funding this. Surely it would be much more sensible to impose a modest levy on hotel rooms.
Toronto, Canada
feedback please: Guilin-Yangshuo itinerary (18 Replies)
Hi. I do not know the distances or location of some of the sites so I'm not sure if I've arranged it in the correct order. Day 1 - Arrive Guilin, stay 1 night Day 2 - boat ride on Li River to Yangshyo (how long is the boat ride?); Impression Liu SanJie show in the evening, overnight at Yangshuo Day 3 - Longsheng rice terraces, Moon Hill, Xingping; overnight at Yangshuo --> I'd like to see these 3 places. Any suggestions on which one we should go to first or move to another day? Day 4...More
July 20, 2009|
Response fromJean-Pierre D|
You will sure warm up climbing Moon Hill! I don't think you can do the rice terraces on the same day. In any case, not much to see in December. Water level on the river is low in December so I am not sure that this boat ride is so much fun.