Fubo Hill – a great place to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Guilin city

Last Update: 18th January 2023
Standing at the City of Guilin, Fubo Hill is located around 10 minutes from the heart of the city. It lies at the western bank of the Li River which runs through Guilin to Yangshuo. It is a combination of natural beauty, old buildings and the panoramic views of Guilin City.

Fubo Hill Fast Facts

  • Chinese NameFuboshan (伏波山)
  • Length of Cave (Opened)500 x meters
  • Things to do therePhotography, Cave, Adventure
  • Who visitsPhotographers, Adventure Enthusiasts
  • Time required1 x hour
Fubo Hill

What to expect at Fubo Hill

An old iron bell cast in 1669 is well preserved at the pavilion next to Pearl-Returning Cave (还珠洞). With a diameter of 1.7 meters, it is 2.5 meters tall and weighs 2,524 kilograms. Look right, and you will find an old iron pot named “Thousand-person Pot” cast in 1663 in Foshan, Guangdong in another pavilion. With a diameter of 1.6 meters, the pot is some 0.67 meter deep.

Sword-Testing Rock stands between the two pavilions. A legend tells that the General Fubo, Ma Yuan negotiated with the intruders in the Pearl-Returning Cave. They promised to retreat based upon the distance of the flying sword created by Ma Yuan. To their surprise, Ma Yuan sent the sword through 3 hills.

At Thousand-Buddha Cave, you will be amazed at hundreds of statues of Buddha carved on the cliff. Most of the statues were exquisitely carved in the late Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). Also, you will see the stone carving of Mi Fu (1051 – 1107), a famous calligrapher and artist in the Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127).

Eight Osmanthus Trees Hall Complex is situated in the northwest of Fubo Hill Park. It was originally built in 1097. It was named after the matter that an official planted eight osmanthus trees in the complex.

From the foot to the top of Fubo Hill, it takes around 15 minutes to walk. Some of the stone steps are a little steep. On the top of the hill, you will admire the panoramic views of the City of Guilin. In the park, some local people always do square dancing.

Best time to visit Fubo Hill

If you are planning to visit the hill for photography purposes, the best time to visit is in the morning and during the sunset.

The best months to visit are from April to October.

How to get to Fubo Hill

A few buses pass by the hill. Therefore, there are only a few options.
Rent a vehicle to the hill directly. This is the quickest and most direct option.
Take Bus 2, and Bus 206 to the Stop of Fubo Hill (伏波山站) which is around 30 minutes from the gate of Fubo Hill Park.

Additional Fubo Hill Travel Advice

Opening hours: 07:00 – 18:00 (December – March); 06:00 – 18:30 (April – November)
As at 18th January 2023, the entrance pricing to the hill is 22 CNY per person; children between 1.2m tall (1.2m tall included) and 1.4m tall (1.4m tall not included) are charge 11 CNY per person; children under 1.2m tall (1.2m tall not included) are free of charge; the elder above 70 years old (70 years old included) are charged 11 CNY per person. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (info@wendyweitours.com).
Some of the stone steps are a little steep on the hill. Please check if your conditions are good for the walk-up.
Please wear the sunscreen cream on fine days.

 Interested in visiting Fubo Hill on a Tour?

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