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Yao Mountain

 Guilin Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Yao Mountain (尧山)

Yao Mountain is one of the most visited tourist spots in Guilin. It is located at the eastern outskirts of the city, about 8 kilometers away from the downtown of Guilin. With an elevation of 903.3 meters, Yao Mountain boasts as the highest mountain in Guilin.

The Yao Mountain was named from the Yao Emperor Temple standing at the top of the mountain, which was built during the Tang Dynasty. With its charming natural scenery, the Yao Mountain has different beautiful scenery in the four seasons. Yao Mountain has very attractive scenery in spring for the colorful flowers, especially when the bright Azalea flowers are in full blossoms all over the mountain. In summer, Yao Mountain is a great summer retreat for the verdant bamboo. The red maple trees in autumn and the crystal white world with snow in winter also make Yao Mountain a great place to visit. 

The Mountain has several places of interest, including Yao Temple, White Deer Temple, Jade Breast Pond and Tianci Field. At the foot of the mountain is Jingjiang King Tombs complex. Covering over 100 square meters, there are 11 tombs for Kings and over 300 tombs for generals and imperial families and clans. This complex is one of the most famous attractions in the area.

Cable car
In 1996, a 1,416.18 meter long cable car from the bottom to the top was completed in the Yao Mountain. The cable car offers bird's-eye views of wonderful peaks and surrounds. The 1,000m sloping track has 18 curves, which enables tourists to travel through mysterious forest.

The cable car was imported from Doppelmatry Cable Car Co. Austria. It is equipped with an alarm system, a TV monitor protection system. The cable is 1416.18m long from the bottom to the top. You will have a panoramic view about the whole city.
 

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Location

The eastern suburbs of Guilin, about 10 kilometers from the city center, Guangxi, China

   
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Main Sights

Yao Temple, White Deer Temple, Jade Breast Pond and Tianci Field

   
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Travel Information

Admission: 

95 yuan (round-way cable car included)

35 yuan (for a slide)

Opening Hours: 9:00AM~4:00PM

   
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Transportation 

1. You can take bus No.24 from Jiefang East Road Stop, then get off at Tombs of Prince Jingjiang Stop, and 5-minute walk to the entrance of Yao Mountain.

2. Taking a taxi from the city center costs about 30 yuan.

   
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Travel Tips

1. The recommended hour for a visit is about 2 hours.

2. The best time to visit there is from April to October.


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