Xingping Yangshuo Guide
Xingping is the oldest town in Yangshuo and 17km away from Yangshuo
Xingping was set up in 265, Three Kingdoms(220-280 A.D.), and used to be Xiping County. It was the center of Yangshuo County until Yangshuo Town was setup in 590.It has been the most important town beside the Li River for over 1700 years.The scenery from Yangdi to Xingping is the most beautiful part of Li River.In 1974, after one of the Marshals of our country, Ye Jianying, visited Li River, he wrote a poem,which says "Xingping ranks first in Li River." Here you can find the Site of Ancient Xiping,Nine-horse Mural Cliff, Yellow-cloth Reflection, Monk and Nun's Tryst, Ancient Stockaded Village's New Looks, Secluded Qianyuan, Ancient Wusheng Site, Fishing Village, Lotus-flower Cave, Flying-dragon Nunnery and others.
It is the most famous village beside Li River. In 1921, Sun Yetsan, the president of the Republic of China,visited this fishing village when he went to Guilin from Wuzhou for the Northern Expedition (1926-1927 A.D.).In 1998, when the former U.S. President Bill Clinton came to China, he could not tear himself away from this fishing village and stayed for one more hour.
It is famous for the 108 calcium carbonate stone lotus basins.In the world there are only two countries that have this kind of unique landscape,8 lotus basins in Yugoslavia and 108 in Xingping, China.The Chinese geologist,Sun Daguang, once visited here and wrote "the Wonder in the World."
The best time to visit Gaotian: April, May,
June, Sept, Oct and Nov.
Gaotian Transportation: You can go to Xingping by bus at Yangshuo Station, the bus price is RMB 5. The bus time: from 7:30 to 18:20, It take 35 minutes. Tn addition, you can take a 5 hours hiking tour from Yangdi Pier to Xingping