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Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan), Guilin

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Geologic Formation
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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TripAdvisor
  • OK, this was the second time I have visited this "landmark". It is well touted as an Elephant dipping it's trunk into the Li river. Carving out three hours to see it and the subsequent park, concrete ...  more »
  • We checked in a hotel right by the sight because of its popularity. We had asked around about things to do in Guilin before coming here & was told that we could get a better look of the hill while on ...  more »
  • I could see the elephant without paying just by looking through the trees and then going to the other side which is for free so o don't think it's worth it to pay the money and go. There're another hi...  more »
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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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful scenery.