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Stone Bell Hill is situated in the Shuangzhong (Double Bell) County of Jiujiang City. The hill is situated at the outlet of Poyang Lake, south bank of the Yangtze River, surrounded by water on three sides.

Stone Bell Hill has a quite long history. It was mentioned as a rare geographical phenomenon by Li Daoyuan (a geographer) in historical records of the Northern Wei Period (386 - 534). As for the rare phenomenon, Li wrote that when the waves splashed on the hill, a quite loud sound just like bells rang was then produced, and this is how the name came into being. When it came to the Northern Song Dynasty (1127 - 1279), Su Shi, who was a famous litterateur of that time, conducted research about it. He found that the under the hill were numerous caves and stone gaps. It was because of those caves and holes that enabled the bell sound be created. He recorded the truth in his literal work-Shizhongshan Ji (Notes of Stone Bell Hill). As the work passed down through time, the hill has gained much more fame.

The average height of the hill is about 50 meters (164 feet) covering an area of about 90,000 square meters (21.2 acres). People usually view it as two parts, the upper part facing the Poyang Lake and the lower part facing the Yangtze River . It belongs to karst landscape with caves and hole inside. The upper part is covered with exuberant trees, the Guxian Cave and other relics are found there. The lower part is usually preferred as a tourist destination. The Exquisitely designed layout with pavilions, doorways, bridges and caves dotted in the verdant scenery and various landforms. There are also stone inscriptions and stone steles found at the foot of the hill.

Increasingly numbers of visitors are now coming here for the viewing its uniqueness and beauty. Whatsoever, the Stone Bell Hill is worthy of its great fame, it never disappoints you.

 Entrance Fee: CNY 72 for adults;
CNY 36 for students and kids between 1.2 - 1.4 m;
Free for kids under 1.2 m 

 Opening Hours: 09:00 - 17:00 

A. Take the short-distance shuttle bus from Jiujiang Long-distance Bus Station to Hukou Bus Station, and take a bus or taxi to Stone Bell Hill;
B. Take a ferry from Jiujiang City to Shuangzhong Town in Hukou County, where you can climb the Stone Bell Hill.

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