Folded Brocade Hill
Brocade Hill (Diecai Shan) is one of Guilin's most climbable
peaks situated very close to the city center in the
northeast of Guilin, near the Li River.
Towering over Li River's west bank, the name is derived
from its queer-looking rocks, which are broken horizontally.
The hackled rock formation with patterns that strongly
suggest a great pile of folded colorful brocade has
acquired the present name for the hill. The thin shape
of the hill and lush greenery around make it resemble
Folded Brocade Hill consists of Yueshan Hill, Look-on-All-Direction
Hill, Crane Peak and Bright Moon Peak. Countless Chinese
character inscriptions decorate the stonesides of the
hill and the area around the path leading to the top.
The Wind Cave runs from north to south halfway up the
hill, with a cool breeze blows inside it in every season.
It features 90 Buddha images of the Tang and Song dynasties,
as well as dozens of ancient stone carvings. After passing
through the Wind Cave, you come to the Face-the -Cloud
Pavilion, Over-the-River Pavilion, and finally the summit
of Bright moon Peak, where Catch-the -Cloud Pavilion
commands a splendid view of tourist attraction that was
already famous back in the Tang Dynasty, or some 1,000
years ago. Solitary Beauty Peak and Wave-subduing Hill
can be seen from Folded Brocade Hill.