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“Great First Glimpse of Guilin from a Karst Peak”
Review of Fubo Hill

Fubo Hill
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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.
Reviewed May 14, 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.

Thank Matthew J
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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.

Thank Gillian M
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Worth the visit but suggest to go early specially this time of the year were majority of tourists are Chinese . The place is interesting with the carve Buddhas on the hill. We didn't dare climb the 300 steps, it was so hot and humid that we decided not to try our luck! It was fun and it's a beautiful park!

Thank Adelaida Gigi P
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

From afar, it did not look impressive but after a closer look and seeing the old Buddha statues of all sizes throughout the hill, we learned to appreciate its beauty,

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Reviewed April 5, 2014

It was raining, recommended not to climb the hill. The view from the river was impressive and would recommend visitor take the time to visit the area. Jessica, Odyssey Tour, pointed out the important factors concerning the area and its history.

Thank Charles B
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