The extensive Seven Star Park (Qixing Gongyuan)—arranged around the seven peaks from which it derives its name—ranks among Guilin’s oldest attractions. A pavilion sits atop Putuo Mountain in the center of the park, while Seven Star Cliff contains several illuminated caves. A fish pond and the Guilin City Zoo are popular with kids.
This 339-acre (137-hectare) park makes for a pleasant stroll in Guilin. Many sightseeing tours of the city stop at the park, as well as other popular outdoor Guilin attractions, such as Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, and Fubo Hill, depending on the option chosen. To see the park’s seven peaks from afar (and enjoy the area’s immense natural beauty), take a cruise along the Li River.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Seven Star Park is great for couples and families traveling with kids.
- See the park as part of a guided or private tour of Guilin.
- Make sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
- Many of the park’s scenic areas are barrier-free and wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Seven Star Park sits about a 20-minute walk from the center of Guilin. If you’d rather save your feet, you can get there aboard Bus 58.
When to Get There
While the park is open daily throughout the year, the best times to visit are during spring and fall when the weather is mild. Avoid visiting during Chinese national holidays, especially Lunar New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Guilin’s Flower Bridge
Seven Star Park is home to Guilin’s oldest bridge. Built during the Song Dynasty, the Flower Bridge gets its name from the bright display of spring flowers that once bloomed along the stream’s banks each year. The blooms began to decline during the Qing dynasty and today, few remain.