To the east of the Lijiang River, Pierced Hill Park is about 3.5 kilometers from the city proper. It occupies an area of about 2 square kilometers with beautiful scenery. The “Pagoda Shadow of Pierced Hill” is one of the eight major scenic sights of Guilin.
The Pierced Hill is 224 meters above sea level and occupies an area of 25.25 hectare. The Pierced Hill is in the shape of a rooster, with five undulating peaks. There is a huge cave in West Peak running through from south to north. Looking from a distance, the cave is just like a full moon, hence the name Moon Cave.
Pierced Hill Cave
Lying halfway up the hill is the Pierced Hill Cave, which took shape 3.4 million years ago. The cave presents 25 scenic spots, such as Swan Bay, Lianxin Stone Shield, Curled Rock and Hollow Rock. Of them the pipe-shaped stalactites are the most attractive. Underground water full of calcium carbonate seeped from stone crevices and hung on the ceiling. After moisture had been evaporated, carbon dioxide flowed out to form fantastic stalactites with calcium carbonate.
On the east bank of Li River, the Pagoda Hill is 194 meters above sea level. At the top of the small hill sits a seven-story pagoda constructed in the Ming Dynasty, with a height of 13.3 meters. This octagonal solid pagoda is named Longevity Buddhist Pagoda, which forms an integral whole with the hill. As a matter of fact, the hill is famous because of this pagoda. At the foot of Pagoda Hill grow a large number of maple trees. In late autumn, maple leaves turn red, forming a fascinating scene.
Transport: It can be reached by bus No. 16 or 31.