Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)

Elephant Trunk Hill

Located at the confluence of the Peach Blossom (Taohua) River and the Li River, the Elephant Trunk Hill looks like a giant elephant drinking water with its giant trunk dipping into the Li River, hence its name Xiangbishan (“xiangbi” means elephant trunk in Chinese). It is regarded as the symbol of the Guilin mountains and rivers.

The Elephant Trunk Hill scenic area was well known to people since Tang and Song Dynasties and has a touring history of more than 1,000 years. The scenic area gathers peculiar hills, gorgeous waters, peculiar caves and delicious food together. Besides, the abundant inscriptions on cliff, the Buddha statues and other historical relics are also the essence of the Guilin mountains.

What to See/Do: There are many famous scenic spots, such as the Shuiyuedong (Water and Moon Cave), which is located between the elephant’s trunk and its leg. It was formed due to the crustal movement since 12,000 years ago. Another famous spot is the Samantabhadra Tower. It was built in the Ming Dynasty. Inside the tower is the statue of Samantabhadra, which means good wishes for common people in the world. The best time to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill is from April to October.
Admission: 75RMB
Address: No. 52 Minsheng Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Opening time: From Apr to Oct: 06:00 – 21:30;
From Nov to Mar: 07:00 – 21:30.
Public transport: Take bus No. 2, 16, 23, 33, 57 or 58.


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