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Yinziyan Scenic Area
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   Melody Stone Screen
Yinziyan Scenic Area
(yín zǐ yán fēng jǐng qū 银子岩风景区) is located at Maling Town (mǎ lǐng zhèn 马岭镇), Lipu County (lì pǔ xiàn 荔浦县) of Guilin City (guì lín shì 桂林市), Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (guǎng xī zhuàng zú zì zhì qū 广西壮族自治区). It is 85 kilometers away from the city center, covering an area of 1500 mu (mǔ 亩). The scenic area is like a huge natural miniature garden, surrounded by mountains, dotted with peach forest. The natural beauty of lakes and mountains in the scenic area makes it a hot destination for the tourists. The Yinziyan Scenic Area is regarded as the masterpiece of Guilin and the treasury of karst all over the world.

Xueshan WaterfallYinziyan Cave (yín zǐ yán róng dòng 银子岩溶洞) is a unique karst landform, running through 12 peaks. There are various stalactites with long history in the cave. All of them are crystal and pure as a lily. They are like the milk way pouring down from the sky, shinning like silver and diamond, hence the name Yinziyan, which means the silver. There are tens of scenic spot in the cave, among which the most famous are the three superb and the three treasures.

Yaochi Pool FairylandThe three superb are Xueshan Waterfall (xuě shān fēi pù 雪山飞瀑), Melody Stone Screen (yīn lè shí píng 音乐石屏), Yaochi Pool Fairyland (yáo chí xiān jìng 瑶池仙境). Xueshan Waterfall is silver like. Standing by the waterfall, you will be amazed by its gorgeousness. The Melody Stone Screen is formed by lots of stone curtains and pieces which are different in size and thickness. It is the most completely grew stone screens. What’s more, when you flap it slightly, the stone screen will make sound pleasing to the ear, like the melody, hence the name Melody Stone Screen. Yaochi Pool Fairyland is a large underground pool in the cave. The shadows of the stalactites in the pool are changeable, which makes you feel that you are in the heaven.

DuzhuqingtianThe three treasures are the Buddha Giving Sermon (fó zǔ lùn jīng 佛祖论经), Hunyuan Pearl Umbrella (hún yuán zhēn zhū sǎn 混元珍珠伞) and the Duzhuqingtian (dú zhù qíng tiān 独柱擎天). The Buddha Giving Sermon is a statue formed naturally, which seems as Sakyamuni is sitting in the hall, and giving sermon to the monks. It is said that the Hunyuan Pearl Umbrella can control the forces of nature, and subdue demons and monsters. The umbrella is thick in the middle while thin in the two ends, which is a mystery of the modern geologist. The Duzhuqingtian is a single stone pillar, at the middle of which there are many branches, combining the tortuousness and uprightness together.

Hunyuan Pearl UmbrellaThe three superb and the three treasures are crowned as the wonder of the caves in the world. Every year, there are the Festival of Chinese Chestnuts (bǎn lì jiē 板栗节), Gourmet Festival and the activity of rock climbing.

Yinziyan Scenic Area
Maling Town, Lipu County, 85 kilometers away from Guilin
Admission fee: CNY 50
Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Transportation: you can take a coach at the Guilin Long-distance Bus Station to Lipu, and get off at Yinziyan Scenic Area
Attractions nearby: Elephant Trunk Park, Seven Stars Park