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Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)

Within Xiangbishan Park, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541004, China
0773-2925660
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Ranked #15 of 110 attractions in Guilin
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Type: Geologic Formations
Traveler Description:   The elephant hill lies on the southern corner of Guilin, where the Peach Blossom River joints the Li River, is one of most -visit parks in Guilin... more »
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Philadelphia, PA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The formations are very interesting but I thought it was especially nice to do some people watching, see how the local residents and domestic tourists enjoy this attraction.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

You can see more of Guilin's beautiful natural landscape such as the rocks that look like an elephant. There is a stone walkway in the park where you see the formation so you don't actually need to climb the elephant.

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you can take the heat, take the 12 minute walk up this mountain's staircase and admire the views of the city. Any physical activity in the heat is not for the faint of heart if you're an American, but the views are wonderful.

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Appleton, WI
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very cool looking rock formation. The park is beautiful as well with nice walking paths. It is worth a stop if you are in the area.

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Northern California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a nice park to stroll around in and explore - if you happen to go when there is not a lot of tourists (mostly domestic) visiting. The hill is nice to see, but just nice - unless you choose to climb up it which is better. The gardens make for a nice stroll, and the Chinese medicine shop... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

relaxing and beautiful place to visit - guy who is fishing with birds is available there also. Enjoy!

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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lovely park and a very scenic point.The focal point is the rock with the arch into the water which gives the place its name and is a great place to take pictures. The park itself is a great place to stroll, sit in the shade and just relax by the water.

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Kuantan, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What we are paying money to see is a small hill with a hole at one end.This gives an image of an elephant trunk.Go to Mt. Huangshan and Zhangjiajie if you want to see mountains and hills.Most of the tourists are locals.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

So glad we got photos here. When we traveled around the rest of China, we saw many photos of this iconic rock formation. We were able to say, "We were there!"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's worth a visit if you have time. It took us about 1/2 an hour but we are fast walkers. There were lots of steep stairs to the top but the views from the top are worth a visit.

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