Shanshui Park, located in the southeastern part of Yangshuo along the Li River and just a short walk from West Street, is home to one of the town’s most impressive limestone karsts, Green Lotus Peak (Bilian Feng). With an elevation of 977 feet (297.8 meters) and a relative height of 611 feet (186.2 meters), Green Lotus Peak is one of 8 notable karst formations along the Li River near Yangshuo.
The peak has attracted visitors for well over a thousand years and was visited by Jianzhen, a Chinese monk who helped spread Buddhism to Japan, and Cao Ye, a Chinese poet and Yangshuo native.
If you’re looking for a bird’s eye view of the river, climb to the base of Standing Cliff, located about halfway up the peak. Other notable sights in Shanshui Park include the Jianzhen Memorial and Yingjiang Pavilion, where visitors can view the peak in the observation gallery.