The Moon Hill located eight kilometers away from Yangshuo is one of the natural miracles. It is featured by the huge arched hole which looks like the moon on its top. In addition to the impressive scenery, the inns and cafés surround the Moon Hill Park are good choices for backpackers.
A small marble paved path designed carefully enables you to appreciate the Moon Hill from different angles. The path has 890 steps totally. As moving on, you can see the sky through the hole which resembles from a crescent to a full moon. From the hilltop, you can have a bird’s-eye view of the rural landscape including villages, paddy fields and silky rivers and so on.
Furthermore, there are several characteristic inns around the Moon Hill scenic spot. Though not as luxury as the star-rated hotels on the West Street, they are idyllic, comfortable with necessary living facilities. Living in one of the inns far away from the street noises, you can appreciate the beautiful scenery of the Moon Hill. It will offer you an opportunity to learn more about the local people’s simple life as well as enjoy excellent local food. Here, all the troubles seemed so far away.
Hiking or cycling around this area is great fun. The water buffalos and villagers working in the paddy field, the children saying “Hello” to you, the old villagers laughing happily, the tourists sitting in the café at leisure etc. will be a memorable part of your Yangshuo tour experience.
You can take tricycle or beterry bus from Yangshuo to the place. You can ride a bicycle through smaller villages to get to the Moon hill.