Sailing south from the town of Xingping, one arrives at Snail Hill which is situated on the west bank of the Li River, 64 kilometers from Guilin
One of Yangshuo's renowned pictographic hills, Snail Hill is about 1 km (0.6 mile) south of Xingping Town, . The stratiform veins that twist up from the bottom to the hill make it look like a big snail. Hence the name Snail Hill.
With a relative height of 31.8 meters, this hill is 360 meters above sea level. A huge crevice spirals up from the bottom to the top, making the hill resemble a huge snail. At the bottom of the hill lies a cave, which is 400 meters in width and depth. The cave consists of two sections: the east cave and the west cave. Inside the cave there are three snail stones - one snow-white, one dark green and one pitch-black.
The hut nearby, named Tengjiao Nunnery, was originally built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It consists of two sections-Sanbao (three treasures) Hall and Kuixing (god that governs literature and writing) Pavilion. Every year, on 3rd of the 3rd lunar month, 6th of the 6th lunar month and 9th of the 9th lunar month, people around will take their children here to pray for good marks