Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan), Guilin

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A landmark of Guilin perched on the confluence of the Li and Taohua rivers, Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) has been a popular tourist spot since the Tang dynasty. The curiously shaped limestone formation with a large hole resembles a giant, tree-covered elephant taking water from the river with its trunk. Enjoy the reflection of the karst hill on the still surface of the water. Climb to the top to see a panorama of Guilin, or rent a boat to get close to the giant limestone trunk. A temple with a pagoda lies on the hilltop as well. To visit Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) and other attractions in Guilin, use our Guilin online travel route builder .
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  • Great hotel in Guilin with a rooftop view of elephant trunk hill. Very beautiful part of China. We then took a day cruise on the Li river.  more »
  • Quiet afternoon in Guilin and a good circumnavigation of elephant trunk hill; charming (although I think more of a horse drinking water when I look at the profile).  more »
  • We have saved the! If worth the high ticket price, I don't know. The view from the promenade is very limited. We ran l from there into the pedestrian zone and rather have very tasty eaten at the food stalls of oysters and other sea animals on the stone bench. This is a must for this way of eating. Then there's also nice pubs and restaurants of all kinds.
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  • It looks pretty cool from afar already. I mean if you have a lot of time to spend in Guilin, go for it, otherwise there are plenty of other better things to do downtown.
  • Great view on the top of the hill. Only a little bit hiking.
  • Its a very Beautiful Place. You can have your photo taken with Beautiful girls in traditional costumes by the lake and Elephant trunk hill.
  • This place is very tiny, yet no good views when you are in top of the elephant. I think if you can buy that pricy ticket if you really want to see that elephant. Everything is man made, I personally don't like this kind of place.
  • At first it looks like you can't climb it, but in fact you can. Find the open stair cases and you can climb it. the top of it is the most beautiful of course.

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