China | Guilin

Elephant Trunk Hill Guilin

China Discovery Tour

Guilin | China

12 Jan 2020 | Sun

Day 16 of 18

  • Elephant Trunk Hill Guilin
  • Li River Pedestrian Walk
  • Reed Flute Cave
  • Flight | Guilin to Shanghai
  • Meet Shanghai Tour Guide (Laura) & Driver
  • The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai Hotel

Elephant Trunk Hill Guilin

Situated in the south of Guilin, Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of the city and the most popular scenic spot. It is a hill that looks like an elephant drinking water with its trunk, hence the name. The hill is made of limestone and is surrounded by verdant trees. There are many caves and grottoes on the hill, as well as many inscriptions left by celebrities throughout history.

Entrance to Elephant Trunk Hill Guilin

The Elephant Trunk Hill is a hill, landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin, Guangxi, China. It is not only one of the major tourist attractions of Guilin, an international tourist city, but also the symbol of Guilin, which uses elephant trunk mountain and osmanthus flower as its city emblem.

The Elephant Trunk Hill formerly known as Li Mountain, also known as Yi mountain, Chen Shui mountain, referred to as elephant mountain. In 1986, Xiang Shan park was built in accordance with Xiang Shan mountain. The main part of the park is Xiang Shan mountain and water moon, the ancient building Yun Feng temple, the love island, and the Ming dynasty building Pu Xian pagoda.

Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of the city of Guilin. It got its name because it looks like an elephant drinking water. The round opening that would be under the elephant’s trunk is known as Water-Moon Cave because at night the reflection of the moon can be seen through the arch and it looks as if it is under the water and floating on the surface of the water at the same time. Elephant Trunk Hill and Water-Moon Cave are located at the confluence of the Taohua River and the Lijiang River.

– Wikipedia Elephant Trunk Hill

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