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Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)

Guilin’s most famous sight is a rocky outcrop on the Li River whose natural stone arch is said to mimic the moon in water. But the whole formation is better known for its resemblance to an elephant dipping its trunk in the river, from which it derives its name, Elephant Trunk Hill - or Xiangbishan. Some poets couldn’t even wait to get home to record their thoughts on this remarkable landmark; there are calligraphic carvings right in the rock.

The effect is best observed from the water, but you can climb up into the “eye” of the elephant and down into Water Moon Cave at the river’s edge. Back on the hill, even the rustic brick Puxian Pagoda follows the prevailing theme – it is said to be the hilt of the dagger which killed the poor beast. This gruesome fantasy aside, the pagoda peak gives you a great view of the surrounding area.

Practical Info

Elephant Trunk Hill is in Guilin’s south, on the Li River near the point where it meets the Taohua River. Get there from the center of town using the free tourist buses 57 or 58.

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Half-Day Tour of Iconic Karst Mountains Reed Flute Cave Fubo Hill and Elephant Hill Park by Bus, ... 
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Half-Day Tour of Iconic Karst Mountains Reed Flute Cave Fubo Hill and Elephant Hill Park by Bus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

This half-day tour takes you around to Guilin’s most amazing tourist sites, including the Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, and the famous Elephant Hill Park.

Location: Guangxi Zhuang, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Guilin Bus Tour: Iconic Karst Mountains, Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, Seven Star Park and Elephant ... 
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Guilin Bus Tour: Iconic Karst Mountains, Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, Seven Star Park and Elephant Hill Park

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Guilin in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air, Shanghai, Day Trips
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Guilin in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air

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Guilin Half-Day Private City Tour to Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin, Day Trips
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Starting either in the morning or the afternoon, led by a professional local tour guide, you will explore two of the most famous attractions in Guilin city by ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
One-day Private Tour of Guilin City Highlights: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, and Seven ... 
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Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Guilin City Tour With Daxu Old Town Including Lunch, Guilin, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Guilin City Tour With Daxu Old Town Including Lunch

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Location: Guilin, China
Duration: Flexible

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Private Guilin Day Tour: Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Fubo Hill, and Elephant Trunk Hill, ... 
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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Private Guilin Full Day Tour including Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill and Seven Star ... 
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Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Guilin Private Day Tour: Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Fubo Hill and Elephant Trunk Hill, ... 
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Guilin Private Day Tour: Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Fubo Hill and Elephant Trunk Hill

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Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $112.00
Private Guilin Half Day Tour including Li River, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Hill, Guilin, Private ... 
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4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Short on time? Then this private half-day sightseeing tour of Guilin is perfect. Visit the hot spots of Guilin and its magical surroundings in a short but ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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