lotus flower. It is believed that Green Lotus Fairly lived in the heaven but often felt caged in and one day she met with Chang Er who was a Chinese fair liking on the moon and asked here for the help. Chang Er showed the sympathy for her and she turned the fairy into a piece of paper and took her out of heavenly palace to the Li River.
One day, when Nanji Xianweng which is the God of Longevity traveled here and on the discovery of the green lotus he palled to take it to the heavenly pool. The green Lotus becomes very upset as she had fallen in love with a carp of the river. So, she tuned into a stone hill which is now known as the Green Lotus Peak by the Nanji Xianweng. He also turned the carp into what it is called as Carp Shoal now days.
Green Lotus Peak or the Bilian Peak which was also known as Jian (mirror) Shan is situated on the west bank of Li River which is towards the southeast of Yangshuo Country. This peak is the landmark of the city and resembles with the budding lotus bloom in contrast to the other kind of peaks found in this area. There are many pavilions, moya or stone statues/characters carved on the cliffs and steles. One of the most famous and impressive Chinese character “dai” is written here in the cursive script. In Chinese, the words generation and area are pronounced as ‘dai’. Therefore the dai which is on the cliff has a dual meaning and refers to both beautiful scenic area as well as indicating the young generation. The worked is about 19.7 feet high and 9.7 feet wide and composed of eight Chinese characters i.e. yi dai shan he, shao nian nu li which means that the young generation should work very hard to maintain the beauty of that area and work hard and contribute to the country.