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Yaoshan Mountain

Yaoshan Mountain is Guilin’s highest peak, standing at approximately 900 meters above sea level. It’s located just 12 kilometers east of Guilin. A visit up the mountain offers a great panoramic view of the city and is a great way to experience and explore Guilin before heading to the breathtaking countryside of Yangshuo.
The mountain is named after the Yao Temple which was constructed over a 1000 years ago during the Tang Dynasty. The temple is one of the main sites on the mountain. Other scenic areas include the White Deer Temple, Jade Breast Pond and the Jingjiang King’s Tombs. The most notable of them are the King’s Tombs which covers 100 sq.meters along the mountain. This extensive mausoleum has over 300 tombs and offers visitors a good insight into life and culture of the Ming Dynasty.
Yaoshan is an ideal place to witness nature in Guilin at its best. The azaleas bloom in the spring, maples in the fall, bamboo in the summer and in the winter some snow will fall on the mountain.
Visitors are welcome to hike the mountain. A cable car connects to the top of the mountain for those who prefer not to hike. The ride lasts around 20 minutes and guests will be taken through the mountain’s forests. There is also a toboggan slide which is 100 meters long, with 18 twists and turns going down the hill and allowing guests another way to experience Yaoshan.

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