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Fubo Hill (Wave Subduing Hill)


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fubo-hill-1Wave Subduing Hill has the Xinxi Marquis Temple built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The title of Xinxi Marquis was given to Fubo General Ma Yuan, so the name of the hill. Half of the graceful peak is in the river and the other half on land. During flood season turbulent currents lash the hill rocks. On top of the hill one will see an exquisite scenery like a traditional Chinese painting.
Inside the “Return the Pearl" Cave, also known as Fubo Cave, there are the “Try the Sword" Rock, the 1,000-Buddha Crag (Buddha images carved on stone). Among the best carvings is a self-portrait of Mi Fu, a famous painter of the Song Dynasty (960-1279).

About 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) from Elephant Trunk Hill and above the western bank of Li River Scenery , there towers Fubo Hill, another of Guilin's wonderfully scenic spots. It reaches the height of 213 meters (698.8 feet) and emerges 62 meters (203.4 feet) above the water. Half of it stands in the river and the other half of it on land. Since the galloping water is always blocked here and eddied, the hill is considered to have the power of subduing waves. Moreover, it was on this hill that a temple in commemoration of General Fubo was built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), which gave rise to the name Fubo Hill.

Guilin travel and Guilin tour to Fubo Hill

There are many different and interesting legends about the Pearl-Returning Cave. One of them tells that after the triumph of war, General Fubo retreated to the court, bringing herbs by boat. However, on the way, he was framed so as to have wringed pearls put in the boat. To clear the matter, he poured all the herbs into the Fubo River and returned the so-called ‘pearls’. Hence, the cave was named ‘Pearl-Returning Cave’. Another legend suggests that a peasant picked a great glittering pearl from the cave and angered the Dragon King. The peasant's neighbors advised him to return the pearl at once, and so he did. Thus, the Dragon King stopped raising the devil waves, and humans’ lives became peaceful once more. To memorize the event, people entitled the cave ‘Pearl-Returning’.


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