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Elephant Trunk Hill

Elephant Trunk Hill, which is located at the confluence of the Taohua River and the Lijiang River, is just like a huge elephant drinking water from the river with its trunk, hence the name.

Shui Yue Cave (Water Moon Cave), the round opening which is between the trunk and the legs, got the name because the reflection of the moon could be seen through the arch, and it looks like it is under the water and floating on the surface of the water at the same time. It will be romantic to boat through the semi-round cave when the river is rich in water with “half moon” under the water.

The cave of the eyes of the elephant, which lies in the hillside, is an ideal position to enjoy the panoramic view of Guilin. Besides, on the top of the hill and surrounded with green trees, there is a 2-storey pagoda which was built in the Ming Dynasty, of which the north seat of the second floor is inlaid with an image of Bodhisattva Puxian. The pagoda looks like a precious vase on the back of the elephant when lookingfrom the distance, and there are many legends of these pagoda among local people.

Elephant Trunk Hill, as the symbol of Guilin, is the main scenic spot of the Elephant Trunk Hill Park. There are also some other famous scenic spots, such as Yunfeng Monastery, Aiqing Dao (Love Island) etc.


Elephant Trunk Hill Notes

Admission Fee: CNY 40

Opening Hours: 08:30-16:40

Recommended Time for a Visit: Half an hour

Bus Route: Take bus no.2, 16, 23, 33, 57, 58 or sightseeing bus no.1 and get off at Xiangshan Park.