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Peak of Solitary Beauty (Dúxiù fēng)
Peak of Solitary Beauty (Dúxiù fēng) Review
The 492-foot Peak of Solitary Beauty, with carved stone stairs leading to the top, offers an unparalleled view of Guilin—and a short but intense workout for your legs. It's one of the attractions of the Prince City Solitary Beauty Park (Jing Jiang Wang Cheng). Surrounded by an ancient wall, outside of which vendors hawk their wares, sits the heart of Old Guilin. Inside are the decaying remains of an ancient Ming Dynasty palace built in 1393 and Guilin's Confucius temple. Sun Yat-sen lived here for a few months in the winter of 1921 (a fact duly noted on the wall by the outside gate). Cixi, the former empress dowager of China, inscribed the character for "longevity" on a rock within these walls.
- Address: 2 blocks north of Zhengyang Lu Pedestrian Mall, Guilin, 541001
- Phone: No phone
- Cost: Y70
- Hours: Daily 7:30–6:30
- Location: Guilin
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