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Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)

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Address: Within Xiangbishan Park, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541004, China
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Phone Number: +86 773 292 5660
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06:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:30
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Resembling an elephant drinking water from the Li River with its long...

Resembling an elephant drinking water from the Li River with its long trunk, this hill towers more than 55 meters above the water.

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Elephant Trunk Hill is definitely a top attraction in Guilin but I'd recommend seeing it from the Liberation bridge or from the island park across from it instead of from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Windsor, Canada
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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Elephant Trunk Hill is definitely a top attraction in Guilin but I'd recommend seeing it from the Liberation bridge or from the island park across from it instead of from the actual park it is located in for the best views.

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Ithaca, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As other travelers have mentioned, I don't believe its worth paying the amount of entrance fee to enter the elephant trunk hill. However, if you plan on staying in the area I suggest you could stay at the Golden Oriole Hotel where you can see the elephant trunk hillwatch. You could eat breakfast while soaking in the view.

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Thank WooKoon
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a rock with a hole, you can see from the river if you do the boat trip on the 4 lakes and the 2 rivers. Don't waste your money on it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a piece of nature and they built walls around so you have to pay!! Crazy, save your money and go to Xingping!

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Thank 13Nic13
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its nice but not as we expected because the weather was not in our favor. Even so its one of the main attractions in Guilin and I wouldn't skip it because it includes a hike to the top to watch the spectacular views of the mountains, which none of its angles you want to miss.

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Thank Milly D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing brilliant, but worth seeing and for the photo opportyunity. 30 minutes required only at this location.

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Thank Essend
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking forward to viewing the elephant rock, but we had to buy tickets to get into the viewing area, it was very touristy and very crowded. If one wanted to take a photo early morning or evening, you could not as the park would be closed.

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting formation, it is a park where you can see minority groups dancing and some sculptures to see and like a park to walk, nice

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

one of the landmark sites to see when in Guilin , especially when taking in the botanical gardens as well Definitely recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Elephant Hill is an amazing sight especially when the river is up. You can see some cormorants by the shore and later on the river cruise. A must see. From there you can walk up to the hill on top of the Elephants Trunk to view most of the City.

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