Fuboshan – bird’s eye view of Guilin city and the Li River

Last Update: 18th January 2023
Located by the west bank of the Li River, Fuboshan features not only the panoramic views of Guilin City but also the stunning sunset. It is a combination of culture and nature. Old buildings and other cultural relics reflect Fuboshan has been popular among tourists since hundreds of years ago.

Fuboshan Fast Facts

  • English NameFubo Hill (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 Fuboshan

Fuboshan is also popular among locals, especially the local elder. They usually like to do morning exercises at Fuboshan Park. If you visit the park at that time, you may see them practising Tai Chi or enjoying Square Dancing. 

Fuboshan Park has the Thousand-People Pot well preserved in a pavilion. Originally as the pot for monks in the temple, the pot was in the Dingyue Temple. During the Anti-Japanese Period, the temple was unfortunately destroyed by the Japanese helicopter. The pot was removed to the pavilion. Cast in Foshan in 1663, it has a diameter of 1.6 meters. 

Return Pearl Cave covers an area of around 600 square meters. Originally, there was just one entrance to the cave. People had to take a boat into the cave. Later, people dug one entrance in the south and west side of the cave respectively that people are able to explore the cave on foot.

There are several old pieces of stone inscriptions on the wall of the cave. In addition, more than 200 statues of Buddha carved in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907) can be found in the cave. The most impressive is the carved self-portrait of Mi Fu (1051 – 1107) , an calligrapher and painter in the Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127).

Best time to visit Fuboshan

If you’d like to visit Fuboshan for photography purposes, the best time to visit is at sunset.

The best months to visit are from April to October.

How to get to Fubo Hill

Bus 2 can take you to the park directly. Please get off the bus at the Stop of Fuboshan (伏波山站). Alternatively, you could rent a vehicle to the park.

Additional Fubo Hill Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 06:00 – 18:30 (April – November); 07:00 – 18:00 (December – March)
  • As at 18th January 2023, the entrance pricing to the park is 22 CNY per person; children between 1.2m tall (1.2m tall included) and 1.4m tall (1.4m tall included) are charged 11 CNY per person; the elder between 60 years old (60 years old included) and 64 years old (64 years old included) are charged 11 CNY per person; children under 1.2m tall (1.2m tall not included) and the elder above 65 years old (65 years old included) are free of charge. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (info@wendyweitours.com)
  • Please wear comfortable hiking shoes.
  • Please take enough drinking water with you.

 Interested in visiting Fuboshan on a Tour?

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