Fubo Hill is famous for its picturesque shape and beautiful caves. It
stands solitarily in the
northeast of the city,with half of it in the Li River. The waves of the
river are turned back when they meet the stone blocks of the hill, hence
the name "wave-subduing hill" (Fubo Hill).
the eastern side of the hill are a winding corridor facing the river. A
teahouse and a "Tingtao (Listening to the Waves) Pavilion" were
built along the cliff of the hill.
the southern slope of the hill is Pearl-Returning Cave (huanzhu dong).
Legend has it that the cave was once illuminated by a pearl, and inhabited
by a dragon. One day, a fisherman stole the pearl, but overcome by shame,
he finally returned it. The Shijian Stone (Testing Sword Stone) in the
Pearl-Returning Cave is a giant stone, hanging from
the ceiling of the cave with only a few inches to the ground. Legend has
it that once a general name Fubo tested his sword by cutting what was
originally a stone pillar and has left a crevice at the bottom ever since
the end of the cave is Thousand-Buddha Cave. Over 200 Buddha carved stone
statues of the Tang Dynasty were kept there.
the west side,a flight of stone steps leads to the Kuishui Pavilion which
is half way up the hill,and then to the top.