4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: China
  • Hours:

Guilin ATTRACTIONS See all

Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) Tours

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.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Guilin in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air, Shanghai, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Guilin in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Explore China’s most beautiful mountains and waterways on a day trip to Guilin from Shanghai. Guilin is renowned for its famous natural scenery, and was a ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $809.99
Guilin Half-Day Private City Tour to Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Guilin Half-Day Private City Tour to Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill

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
Guilin Private Tour: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, and Seven Star Park, Guilin, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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

See Guilin City highlights in one day with a private guide and driver. This tour covers Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, and Seven Star Park, the essence ...  Read more

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

From USD $101.00
Private Guilin City Tour With Daxu Old Town Including Lunch, Guilin, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Guilin City Tour With Daxu Old Town Including Lunch

This tour offers you the best of what Guilin City has to offer at leisure pace. You will visit Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill, and Daxu old town. 

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: Flexible

From USD $78.00
Private Day Trip to Guilin Li River Cruise and Reed Flute Cave from Shanghai by Flight, Shanghai, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Day Trip to Guilin Li River Cruise and Reed Flute Cave from Shanghai by Flight

Journey through Guilin’s enchanting landscapes on this full-day tour of the region’s highlights from Shanghai. Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience watching ...  Read more

Location: Shanghai, China
Duration: 18 hours (approx.)

From USD $779.00
Private Guilin Day Tour: Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Fubo Hill, and Elephant Trunk Hill, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

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

With its unique mountain landscape and Li River, Guilin continues to mesmerize travelers worldwide. This private Guilin one day tour will take you to the city ...  Read more

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

From USD $75.00
Private Guilin Half Day Tour including Li River, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Hill, Guilin, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private Guilin Half Day Tour including Li River, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Hill

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 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.)

From USD $63.00
Private Guilin Full Day Tour including Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill and Seven Star ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private Guilin Full Day Tour including Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill and Seven Star Park

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

The scenery of Guilin has been called 'the most magnificent under heaven.' Travel with a knowledgeable local guide on this private, full-day sightseeing tour ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.00
Guilin Private Day Tour: Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Fubo Hill and Elephant Trunk Hill, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

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

A private day tour covering highlight attractions in Guilin city. Located in the southern part of China, Guilin is considered to be the pearl of China's ...  Read more

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

From USD $69.00
Li River Cruise from Guilin with Transfer, Guilin, Nature & Wildlife
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Li River Cruise from Guilin with Transfer

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

This 5-hour Li River Cruise will take you from Guilin to Yangshuo. Soak up serene atmosphere and enjoy picturesque scenery along the way. Hotel pickup from ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.00

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message