Yangshuo Moon Hill

Moon Hill for Hiking and Rock Climbing, Yangshuo

Nora Zheng
430 Words/2 Minutes, By Nora Zheng, Updated February 03, 2023


  • Name: Moon Hill/月亮山
  • Open hours: 08:00-17:30
  • Entrance fee: RMB26
  • Tour time: 1-2 hours
  • Where: Located southwest of Yangshuo, 50 minutes by bike
  • Attractions around: Big Banyan Tree, Butterfly Spring, Yulong River, Rock Climbing Bases

Brief Introduction

Moon Hill also called "Yueliang Shan" in Chinese is one of the most famous tourist sites in Yangshuo. It lies in the southeast of Yangshuo County, about 40mins to get to by bike. Moon Hill is named after a natural semicircular hole shaped like a moon through the karst hill. From different angles, the moon has different shapes, such as the full moon, half-moon, and crescent, forming a spectacular view.

Moon Hill Rock ClimbingMoon Hill Rock Climbing

At 230 meters high, it takes about 20 minutes to climb to the arch and a bit longer to reach the top. Standing on top of Moon Hill, you’ll be able to get a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and karst hills. Moon Hill Village can be seen from Moon Hill’s peak.

There are many routes to get to the top of Moon Hill. Some are challenging for professional climbers to do rock climbing, while some are concrete paths for tourists. You can also explore caves near Moon Hill, including the Black Buddha Cave, New Water Caves, and Black Dragon Cave. They are all-natural wonders that will amaze you.

In 1972, it is said that the Nixons, the American presidents, climbed Mount Luna. There are now, more than 800 stone steps on Mount Luna and it takes some physical effort to reach the top.

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