Piled Festoon Hill
Located by the Li River north of Guilin, Piled Festoon Hill is so named because it has eroded on all sides exposing the strata and creating the impression of piles of silk. The hill consists of Yuyue Hill, Siwang Hill, Crane Peak and at 223 meters, the tallest Bright Moon Peak. The site has been a tourist attraction for over a 1,000 years and tourists come to enjoy the many inscriptions and Buddhist sculptures mostly dating from the Sui and Tang dynasties (518-907AD). Some of the damage to these historical relics is a legacy of more recent Chinese history, the Cultural Revolution.