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Elephant Hill

Elephant Hill
Elephant Hill

The Elephant Hill (Elephant Trunk Hill) lies on the western bank of the Lijiang River in Guilin city center. It is regarded as the symbol of Guilin, most tourists visit it when they travel to Guilin. The hill is shaped like a giant elephant drinking water from river with its trunk, hence the name. Standing atop the hill, you can see the panoramic view of Guilin City.

Water Moon Cave is is a semi-round cave penetrated by water between the trunk and the legs. The inverted reflection of the cave in water plus the part above forms a full moon, a truly unique phenomenon. More than 70 carvings and Inscriptions from the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties can be found on the wall inside the cave praising the beauty of the hill and water landscape. The most well known one is a poem by Lu You (1125-1210), one of the four great poets of the Song dynasty.

On top of the Elephant Hill stands a two-storey Puxian Pagoda, which was built in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). It looks like the handle of a sword. One of the legends goes like this: a magic elephant from heaven came down to drink water from the Li River each night. The elephant drank so much that it makes the river dry! The local people prayed for the elephant's destruction and one night, the gods answered their prayers by thrusting a sword to the back of the elephant when it was standing by the river. The elephant was turned to stone and the people were saved. The Puxian Pagoda is the handle the sword that thrusting the elephant.

We offer customized Guilin tours to Elephant Hill. We provide ready-made tour packages, flexible day trips and private excursions to Elephant Hill. We are always ready to customize a new personal Guilin package tour for you. Just email us to get our travel expert help planning your trip to Elephant Hill.

Most of our Guilin package tours include the visits to the Elephant Hill, we also have two private one day trips below that with the attraction included.

LGT_01A: 1 Day Private Guilin Ciy Tour To Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill And Fubo Hill

LGT_01: 1 Day Private Guilin Ciy Tour To Seven Star Park, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill And Fubo Hill

 

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