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Elephant Trunk Hill

 Guilin Attractions

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Introduction to the Elephant Trunk Hill (象鼻山)

The Elephant Trunk Hill is a popular scenic spot and also a symbol in Guilin. It is located at the confluence of the Li River and Peach Blossom River in the western bank of the Li River. The hill got its name as it is shaped like a gigantic elephant drinking water out of the Li River. 

The Elephant Trunk Hill is a masterpiece of Karst landscape, composed of pure limestone deposited on seabed 360 million years ago. The Water Moon Cave, which is located between the trunk and the body, is a semi-round cave penetrated into the water. It resembles a round full moon and the unique scene of the reflection of the moon inverted in the water and the cave above the water forms a full moon make the Water Moon Cave special and attractive. The cave has been praised by many poets and painters in history, and there are many carvings and inscriptions in and around of the cave to admire.

The Elephant Eye Cave that is located where the eyes of the elephant should be is another famous cave in the Elephant Trunk Hill. The Elephant Eye Cave is an ideal place to enjoy the panoramic view of Guilin and the Li River. Also there is a two-storey pagoda at the top of the hill called Puxian Pagoda. It is built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and is surrounded by green trees. Shaped in cylinder, Puxian Pagoda looks like the handle of a sword.

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The confluence of Taohua River and Li River, Guilin, Guangxi, China

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Main Sights

Water Moon Cave, Puxian Pagoda, Hongfeng Temple

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Travel Information

Admission for Longji Rice Terraces:

75 yuan for adults and children over 1.2 meters high;

Free for children less than 1.2 meters high.

Opening Hours:

6:30AM~7:00PM (April~October);

7:00AM~6:30PM (November~March)

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1. You can take bus No.2, 16, 23, then get off at Xiangshan Park Stop.

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Travel Tips 

1. The best time to visit there is from April to October.


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