Yao Mountain

Yao Mountain is located in the northeast of Guilin with an elevation of 909m, the highest mountain in the city. While most of the hills are bare rock with a few sparse plants, Yao is covered with fertile soil and luxuriant vegetation.

Yao Mountain is well-known for its dreamy and colorful scenes in different seasons. In spring, the hill is covered with azaleas. In summer, the bamboo trees shoot up like a blue forest sea. In autumn, there are red maples, purple cypresses, and yellow wild chrysanthemums. In winter, the air is filled with blowing snow and jade-like trees. A look from the top of the hill shows a stretching rice field like a crystal mirror, a charming rural village, thousands of hills strutting in the sun, and a peaceful river flowing through the city.

  Yao Mountain
  What a naturally drawn Chinese ink painting  

The Hill has several places of interest including Yao Temple, White Deer Temple, Jade Breast Pond and Tianci Field. Covering 100 square meters, the Jingjiang Mausoleum is located at the foot of Yao mountain and home to the most famous attractions in the area. In the past it was a mausoleum for the Jingjiang royal family. They are from the Ming dynasty and have eleven generations buried in the mausolium. Three hundred additional tombs nearby cover 100 square kilometers and together make up the biggest ancient tomb site in South China. The well-preserved tombs have become important relics of culture and history in Guilin.
A tram rail and cable car are convenient ways to take in the sites of the surrounding landscapes and Yao Mountain. These modernized technological developments make the tours more comfortable, while preserving the historic and natural elements tourists want to see.

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