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Southwestern China Sights

Seven Star Park (Qixing Gongyuan)

  • East side of the Li River Map It
  • Park/Playground

Updated 06/19/2013

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This park gets its name from the arrangement of its hills, said to resemble the Big Dipper. At the center of this huge park is Putuo Mountain (Putuoshan), atop which sits a lovely pavilion housing a number of famous examples of Tang calligraphy. Indeed, calligraphy abounds on the side of this hill, mostly the work of Ming Dynasty Taoist philosopher Pan Changjing. Nearby is Seven Star Cliff (Qixing Dong), with several large caves open for exploration. The

largest contains rock formations that are thought to resemble a lion with a ball, an elephant, and other figures. An inscription in the cave dates from AD 590. Seven Star Park also contains the Guilin City Zoo, only worth a stop if you have kids in tow. It costs an additional Y30.

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East side of the Li River, 1 km (½ mile) east of downtown Guilin, Guilin, 541004, China

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Sight Details:

  • Y75
  • Daily 6–9:30

Updated 06/19/2013

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