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) on your holiday in Guilin, and find out what else Guilin has to offer, use our Guilin vacation generator.
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  • August 16, 2017
    I did not go in because of the advice I received, it is expensive, 71 yuan. If you walk along the road far enough, you can get decent views of the hill. I did see one live elephant near a fence, but t...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    the scenery is interesting. Our children definitely enjoying climbing up the rock. This is a one-of-a-kind visit that if you have the time is probably worth it. I may be jaded by some of the other spe...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I don't know if the only way to view this attraction is by going on the boatride or not but if so, the boatride lasts quite a long time which allows you to take as many pictures as you need and apprec...  more »
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  • February 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 3, 2017
    Great view on the top of the hill. Only a little bit hiking.
  • October 20, 2016
    Its a very Beautiful Place. You can have your photo taken with Beautiful girls in traditional costumes by the lake and Elephant trunk hill.
  • October 27, 2016
    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.
  • May 22, 2016
    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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