Seven Star Park

Seven Star Park (Qi xing Gongyuan) is the largest park in Guilin and regarded by many as one of the best urban parks in China. Its name comes from the seven mountain peaks located in the park, the four peaks of Putuo Mountain and three of Crescent Mountain. These peaks are supposed to look like the star constellation "The Big Dipper" hence its name.

The park boasts a number of well known attractions inside its 120 hectare grounds, made up from its mountains, caves, clear waterways, forests, plant-life and animal life.

Seven Star Cave is the parks most famous attraction and has been visited for over 1300 years. It was formed millions of years ago by an underground river and creates a passageway 1.5km long underneath the Putuo Mountain. Inside, the cave's stalactites, stalagmites and columns form a lot of unique shapes, many of which have been given names according to what they are supposed to resemble. The colorful lighting system inside the cave enhances it or spoils it, depending on personal opinion.

From the entrance you will walk over Guilin's oldest bridge "Flower Bridge" (Song Dynasty 960 - 1279) which is made beautiful by flowers during spring and summertime.

Camel Hill, named so because of its resemblance to a camel is one of Guilin's most well-known sights. There is also a little Zoo holding a small collection of animals, the highlight of which are the giant pandas.

These are just a few of the things the park has to offer. It is a pleasant place to stroll around and discover different places of interest as you go. You will see many people playing cards, chess, board games or musical instruments and doing all sorts of relaxing activities. It has so much that there is bound to be something for everybody.