Welcome to Solitary Beauty Peak & Prince City Scenic Area

Introduction

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

The Palace of Ming Dynasty

    The prince’s palace is laid under the Solitary Beauty Peak which rises in the center of Guilin. It was granted by the founder of Ming Dynasty – Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang. It has been around for more than 600 hundred years and it is the best preserved prince palace of Ming dynasty. It has been named "National Key Cultural Relics Protection Unit".
    Prince Zhu Shouqian built the palace in 1372 AD. It took 20 years to complete. The entire palace covers an area of 18.7 hectares, which is 283 acres of land. It has gates, halls, temples, altar, gazebos, pavilions, red walls and terraces. It is brilliant and spectacular. The Prince City is surrounded by a 1.5 kilometers long city wall which was made of strong bricks. There are four gates located in the east, south, west and north respectively named "Benevolence" (DongHua Gate), "Ritual" (Zhengyang Gate), "Loyalty" (Xihua Gate) and "Wisdom" (Hougong Gate). They were heavily fortified in order to protect the city. There were 14 Jingjiang Prince of 11 generations lived here for over 280 years. It is the best preserved imperial palace of Ming dynasty in China. Then Kong Youde who was the "King of South" in Qing dynasty occupied and named it "Dingnan Palace". Later when the rebelion army captured Guilin, Kong Youde had to burn the palace and suicide himself, making the palace with more than 250 years history into ashes. Now the city has been restored and well maintained. It becomes one of the best tourism spots in Guilin.