Moon Hill for Hiking and Rock Climbing, Yangshuo
- 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
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.
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.
More Attractions in Yangshuo
- Beautiful Yulong River, where you can enjoy bamboo rafting by hand, and Mountain Retreat Hotel located
- Magic Moon Hill, where you can hike and rock climbing
- Charming West Street, the best place for leisure time
- Ancient Jiuxian Village, good to bike around
- Impression of Sister Sanjie Liu, magnificent natural landscape scenes
- Fuli Ancient Town where Banyan Tree Resort Located
- Xingping Ancient Town, the best section of the Li River you can enjoy
- Fishing Village in Xingping, where USD former president Bill Clinton visited
- Huangyao Ancient Town in Wuzhou
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