Duxiufeng – single standing mountain overlooking Guilin

Last Update: 18th January 2023
With a height of 66 x meters, Duxiufeng is located within the Jingjiang Prince City. It has the oldest cultural relic spot in Guilin. Hike up to the 306 steps and you can enjoy the panoramic views of the city.  

Duxiufeng Fast Facts

  • English NameSolitary Beauty Peak (独秀峰)
  • Height66 x meters
  • Things to do therePhotography, Temples, Adventure, Hiking, Stone Inscriptions
  • Who visitsPhotographers, Adventure Enthusiasts, Archaeologists, Culture Lovers
  • Time required1 x hour
Solitary Beauty Peak

What to expect at Duxiufeng

Reading Rock at the southeast side of Duxiufeng is acclaimed as the oldest cultural spot there. Its name comes from the historical fact that the then prefecture, Yan Yanzhi (384 – 456) usually read books close to the rock. You can find the oldest essay in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) depicting Guilin’s landscape.

Standing at the southwest side of the peak, Peaceful Cave features the carving image with a history of more than 360 years. Duxiufeng offers 136 pieces of stone carvings. Carved at the south wall of the peak, Nantian Yizhu is the largest among the carvings. Made in the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368),the carving image of Confucius is exquisite. 

Overlooking the entire city of Guilin, Duxiu Pavilion on the top of the peak is an antique one. Lattice windows between the pillars are one of the amazing views there. 

Snow Cave at the east foot of the peak features the white wall. The stalactites in the cave are snow-white. 

As the peak is located in the Jingjiang Prince City, it is suggested to explore the peak together with the city.

Best time to visit Duxiufeng

If you are planning to visit Duxiufeng for photography purposes, the best time to visit is in the morning on sunny days.

The best months to visit are from April to October.

How to get to Solitary Beauty Peak

Duxiufeng is situated in the Jingjiang Prince City. Thus, you’d need to go to the entrance to the city first. However, there is no direct bus to the entrance. Therefore, the only option is to rent a vehicle. 

Additional Duxiufeng Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 07:30 – 18:00 (March – April); 07:30 – 18:30 (May – October 7); 07:30 – 18:00 (October 8 – December 7); 08:00 – 18:00 (December 8 – February)
  • As at 18th January 2023, the entrance pricing to the Jingjiang Prince City and Duxiufeng is 100 CNY per person; children under 1.2m tall (1.2m tall not included) are free of charge; children between 1.2m tall (1.2m tall included) and 1.4m tall (1.4m tall not included) are charged 50 CNY per person. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (info@wendyweitours.com)
  • Please wear comfortable hiking shoes.
  • Please take care when hike up to the peak.

 Interested in visiting Duxiufeng on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including Duxiufeng among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.