Solitary Beauty Peak – only single peak in central Guilin City

Last Update: 18th January 2023
Standing solely at the heart of Guilin City, Solitary Beauty Peak is located in the Jingjiang Princes’ Palace. It is situated at the back of the palace. It looks like a king who overlooks other hills in the City of Guilin. It is a fusion of nature, old buildings and cultures.

Solitary Beauty Peak Fast Facts

  • Chinese NameDuxiufeng (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 Solitary Beauty Peak

Solitary Beauty Peak has 306 stone steps to walk up to the top. On the way up, you will find several old temples and 136 pieces of stone inscriptions among which the oldest one was carved in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907).
At the eastern foot of the peak lies Crescent Pond. The Snow Cave is situated at the north-western foot, facing the pond. With white walls and an area of 180 square meters, it is 3 meters tall and 32 meters deep.
Along the way up to the top of the peak, Xuanwu Pavilion, Avalokitesvara Hall, Sanke Temple and Three Gods Temple reflect the Buddhist culture in ancient times in Guilin. On the top of the peak, you will see the old Solitary Beauty Pavilion. In addition, the panoramic views of Guilin City on fine days will be a feast for eyes and mind. On the top, you will find that no buildings in the city are taller than the peak. It was said that in ancient times, if other buildings were taller than the peak, the prospect of Jingjiang Princes would be influenced negatively. Nowadays, the unwritten rule is being applied.
Some of the stone inscriptions show some historical matters. The inscription of the character of ‘寿’ at the southern hillside was carved in 1895. The character was written by Empress Dowager Cixi on her sixtieth birthday and sent to the then provincial governor of Guangxi, Zhang Liangui. The carvings beside the character illustrate some on the political tendency in the 1890s.

Best time to visit Solitary Beauty Peak

If you are planning to visit Solitary Beauty Peak 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

Several buses pass by Solitary Beauty Peak/Jingjiang Princes’ Palace. Therefore, there are several options.

  • Rent a vehicle to the entrance of the palace. Then, walk to the peak.
  • Take Bus 10, 11, 14, and Bus 18 to the Stop of Liberation Bridge (解放桥站). Then, walk to the peak.

Additional Solitary Beauty peak Travel Advice

  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 18:00
  • As the peak is located in Jingjiang Prince’s Palace, you need to get the pass ticket for the palace and the peak.
  • As at 2nd October 2020, the pass ticket is 100 CNY per person; children under 1.2m tall (1.2m tall not included) are free of charge. For the latest pricing information, please contact us via email (
  • 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 Solitary Beauty peak on a Tour?

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