YuFeng Gongyuan or the Fish Peak Park is a pleasant park in Liuzhou. This is also where the YuFeng Shan (Fish Peak Mountain) is located. Next to this park is the Ma'an Shan (Horse Saddle Mountain). To get to Ma'an Shan, currently there are cable cars running from here up to Ma'an Shan. YuFeng Gongyuan is a popular site for lots of elders and kids - even on a weekday. We were there on a Friday morning and yet the park was packed and lots of activities can be seen here : tai-chi, dancing, card and chess games, singing, jogging, hiking and children cycling. The park has a wide pathway and a big lake. There's a big pavilion where you can see people practising singing and playing the musical instruments. No entrance fee for this park. Once you are done with walking around the park, climb up the YuFeng Shan (Fish Peak Mountain) and get a view of the Liuzhou town.
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Liuhou Gongyuan which was constructed in 1906, occupies about 15.52 hectares in area. This park was built to commemorate Liu Zongyuan, a governor of Liuzhou, who was a renowned writer, thinker and politician.
Within this park, lies the ancestral temple of Liuhou and also the tomb where his "dress " was buried. There are many tables and stools set under the shady trees for people to relax, chat or have a game of Chinese chess. Lots of nice walkways and pathways in the park. There are many scenic spots : zig-zag bridges, pavilions, moon-shaped bridges in clear water lakes. Greens everywhere..... Next to the garden, there is a lake where there are lots of koi fishes.
This park is very pleasant and lots of families come here to relax and exercise...
See more pictures attached on the scenery in Liuhou Gongyuan.
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Ma'an Shan or the Horse Saddle Mountain is just next to YuFeng Shan in YuFeng Gongyuan. We did not climb up this mountain as the view from this mountain will be the same as from YuFeng Shan. There's a little pavilion ontop of Ma'an Shan which you can get to it by sitting the cable cars which are stationed at YuFeng Gongyuan. During the night, Ma'an Shan is brightly lighted up with colourful lights and there's a tower on top of the mountain. Infact, during the night, Ma'an Shan is the more outstanding mountain than YuFeng Shan because Ma'an Shan is right in the heart of the city of Liuzhou and it's brightly lighted.
See more pictures attached on Ma'an Shan during the day and the cable cars to it..
On the way up YuFeng Shan, you will pass by a cave called the Sanjie Rock Cave, where lots of nice figurines on the story of Liu Sanjie - the movie that epitomised the love story of a songbird, Liu Sanjie and Ah Niu, which is so popular among the Chinese. At the entrance, you will hear the ongoing hillsongs being played and inside the cave you will see lots of carvings and figures and also a statue of the Buddha. The cave is cooling and is well kept.
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Entrance to cave : 5yuan
YuFeng Shan or the the Fish Peak Mountain is located inside YuFeng Gongyuan (Fish Peak Park). I would think it more like a hill than a mountain as it's not really high. The name "fish" is given to it, is because the "hill" looks like an "upright fish". Though the mountain is not very high, going up is pretty steep and if there are a lot of people going up and down, it's kind of dangerous at certain places where the steps are narrow. There are a few stops with seats for you to rest if you are too tired. Along the way, you will also pass by a cave called the "Sanjie Rock Cave". You can drop by the cave to have a look (and rest) at the figurines of the various characters and scenes of the movie "Liu Sanjie" which is so popular among the Chinese. Once you reached the top, haaaa......behold! a breathtaking view of Liuzhou city. Air is fresh and crisp.
A 20 minutes slow walk will take you to the top (one way).
Another pic attached...view of Liuzhou from YuFeng Shan
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At Liujiangda Qiao (Liujiang Bridge), a bridge across the Liu He (Liu River), you can view the beautiful scenery of the Liu He and the other bridge on the opposite. The lightings that change colours on the bridge across and the reflections on the waters make a beautiful scenery. At Liujiang Bridge, you can also see Ma'an Shan (Horse Saddle Mountain) with its little pagoda lighted up on the top peak. If you go down the side of the Liujiangda Qiao, you will be able to reach the pavement and walkway along the Liu He for a stroll.
**Best to view this during the late evening when the lights are up. Lights are up at about 7.15pm
See picture of Liujiangda Qiao and many pictures of the changing colours of the bridge acrossed Liujiangda Qiao.
At Jiefangnan Lu (Road), there is a Guangchang (Square), where there is a pedestrian walk for shoppers. Lots of shoplots selling plentiful of clothings, shoes and sportswears. The shops are lined on both sides of the Square. Besides the stalls/shops, there are tall malls around this square. During the evening, lots of people will hang out in this area. Foodstalls are also found here.
See more pictures on the Square attached.
The lake next to Liuhou Gongyuan is a nice place for you to relax and enjoy the city scene and also the Liuhou Gongyuan. There are steps and big boulders for you to sit. Lots of children love to gather around this lake to feed the shoal of koi fishes. The lake is clear as "boatman' row the boat around the lake and uses a net to "fish out" any rubbish or weeds that float on the waters.
See more pictures attached on this pleasant lake.
LiuZhongyuan,who is a famous poet was sent to Liuzhou,a poor city in ancient times.because he just wrote a poem and the first name of the king was appeared in the poem.In Liuzhou,he built the first school for poor people and did a great many good things.
Liuzhou's wet market is within walking distance from the Liuhou Gongyuan. There are lots of stuff sold here : vegetables, fruits, meat and also dry sundries. There are also some stalls selling food.
The 3rd Liuzhou International Fantastic Stone Festival will be held between the 5th and 10th of November 2004.
This park is named after a hill that resembles a standing fish! It has a cable car that whisks people up the hill.