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Folded Brocade Hill

Admission Fee:CNY 35 (half price for children between 3.6 - 4.6 feet tall; free for children below 3.6 feet tall)
Opening time:07:00 - 18:00 (December to March) and 06:00 - 18:30 (April to November)

How to Get There

1) By Bus 58 (free but the departure interval is vey long), 2.


Towering over Li River's west bank, Folded Brocade Hill (Die Cai Shan) lies in the northeastern part of Guilin city. The name is derived from its queer-looking rocks, which are broken horizontally. A visual feast of magnificent scenes such as Diecai Pavilion, Wind Cave and Cloud-Catching Pavilion, along with countless stones with inscriptions created by famous Chinese scribes, awaits your eyes.

It is a hill of many names and stories. It is known as Folded Brocade Hill because of the many rock formations piled up layer upon layer. Legend says that there used to be many osmanthus trees on the hill, so it is sometimes called Osmanthus Hill. Folded Brocade Hill covers an area about 2 square kilometers in the urban area. People can climb up this hill easily. Many Chinese characters decorate the rocks along the trail leading to the hilltop.

The pavilion in Folded Brocade Hill called Diecai Pavilion Diecai Pavilion offers a charming bird's-eye view of the surrounding scenery and to the west of it there is a range of unique garden architecture in the style of the Dong, an ethnic group. From the top you can enjoy the panoramic view of Guilin's colorful landscape and lush greenery, resembling an intricate brocade fabric. And the splendid scenery on the top of the hill will be impressive especially in the sunset.

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