Welcome to Solitary Beauty Peak & Prince City Scenic Area

Attractions

Solitary Beauty Peak & Prince City Scenic Area consists of Jingjiang Prince City and the Solitary Beauty Peak, which is the national key cultural relics protection unit. It is located in the center of Guilin city and the Solitary Beauty Peak is in the middle of scenic area. An emperor in Yuan Dynasty was living under the peak and the Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang of Ming Dynasty granted his grandson Zhu Shouqian as a feudal vassal under the name of “Jingjiang” and placed his mansions here. Then this area became the Jingjiang Prince City.

Opening Hours:

Spring & Fall: 7:30 – 18:00
Summer: 7:30 – 18:30
Winter: 8:00 – 18:00

Hotline

0773-2851941

Couple Tree

    A banyan tree is hugging a pagoda tree in Prince City, just like a pair of loving couple. The banyan tree is tall and strengthful while the pagoda tree is slim but graceful. Actually, this phenomenon was called "strangler fig", the pagoda tree should have been withered by the banyan tree but they both survived miraculously for hundred of years. So, people call them "Couple Tree".
 

explanation of "strangler fig" on wiki:
    They all share a common "strangling" growth habit that is found in many tropical forest species, particularly of the genusFicus. This growth habit is an adaptation for growing in dark forests where the competition for light is intense. These plants begin life as hemiepiphytes, when their seeds, often bird-dispersedgerminate in crevices atop other trees. These seedlings grow their roots downward and envelop the host tree while also growing upward to reach into the sunlight zone above the canopy.