Yaoshan Mountain lies in the
east of Guilin , 12 km from the downtown. The
highest peak is 903.3 meters high and is the highest
hill in Guilin .
It received its name from a Yao
emperor temple, which was built the top of the
mountain in the Tang dynasty. Each season offers
a different view. In spring azalea flowers are
everywhere, in summer the bamboo compete with
each other for greenness and in autumn the red
maples with falling leaves make the hill appear
as though it's afire. The winter's snow on mountains
is as transparent as pure crystal.
The Hill has several places of
interest including Yao Temple , White Deer Temple
, Jade Breast Pond and Tianci Field. Jingjiang
King Tomb's covering over 100 square meters are
the most famous attractions in the area.
Completed in 1996, a 1,416.18
meter long cable car connects the top and the
foot and offers bird's-eye views of wonderful
peaks and surrounds. The 1,000m sloping track
has 18 curves, which enables tourists to travel
through mysterious forest.
The cable car was imported from
Doppelmatry Cable Car Co. Austria. It is equipped
with an alarm system, a TV monitor protection
system. The cable is 1416.18m long from the bottom
to the top.
The toboggan slide, which is
stimulating and interesting, was imported from
WIGAND Toboggan Co. Germany. It is 100m long with
18 turns sliding down from the top. You will have
a beautiful view of rocks, flowers and brooks
on each side when you down the mountain with the
The cable car and toboggan mingle natural beauty
and man-made scenery nicely.