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Rong Shan Lake Scenic Area

 Guilin Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Rong Shan Lake Scenic Area (榕杉湖风景区)

Rong Lake and Shan Lake Scenic Area is located in the center of Guilin city, it is also a scenic spot for Guilin city tour. Actually it is consisted of two lakes: the east of Yang Bridge is Shan Lake, and the west of the bridge is Rong Lake. Because the banyan and cedar grow here, so it’s called Rong Shan Lake (banyan and cedar lake). Hence it is a destination for travellers who are going on Guilin city tour.

The Big Dipper Bridge which is located in Rong Lake and connected to the island in the lake. The surface of the railings is made by the white marble from Fangshan. It is the longest white marble bridge in Guangxi province. The entire bridge is crystal clear and has equisite craft.

Sun and Moon Twin Towers is located in Shan Lake. The Sun tower is a bronze tower located in center of the lake with 9 floors in the height of 41 meters. While the Moon tower is an azure stone tower with 7 floors in the height of 35 meters. An 18-meter-long underwater aquarium was connected between the two towers. The sun bronze tower is the world's tallest bronze tower and also the world's tallest tower built in water. 

Entrance to the Sun and Moon Tower Scenic Area is ¥30. Meanwhile, Rong Hu (Banyan Lake) is more popular and has a number of attractions around its shores, including pavilions, statues, the quaint 'Twin Bridges', the ancient South Gate and the 800 year-old banyan tree after which the lake takes its name.

Shanhaiguan Great Wall


Located in the South of Guilin Central Square, Center of Guilin, Guangxi, China

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Main Sights

Ronghu Lake (Banyan Lake), Shanhu Lake (Fir Lake)

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Travel Information

Admission for Rong Lake and Shan Lake Scenic Area: Free

Opening Hours: Whole day

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1. You can take bus No.91, 201, and 202, and then get off at Wumei Road Stop, then walk along Wumei Road in the southern direction to South Ronghu Road, then walk eastward along South Ronghu Road to get to the Scenic Area.

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Travel Tips

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about 2 to 3 hours.

2. It is a must-do experience to take a night cruise along the lakes.

3. The best time to visit there is from April to October every year.

4. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. At that time, Guilin with suitable weather will meet a lot of tourists, so the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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