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) and other attractions in Guilin, use our Guilin online travel route builder.
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  • Popped in with some time to kill in Guilin. The walk up the hill requires some effort when done in heat - there are some shady spots to rest and recover but be warned that many of the steps are...  more »
  • It is well worth a visit to elephant trunk hill. We were able to get up close to see a Cormorant fisherman, and also enjoy the beautiful lake. The weather in Guilin in January is very changeable, we....  more »
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