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Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)

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Address: Within Xiangbishan Park, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541004, China
Phone Number: 0773-2925660
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6:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Description: 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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While the rock formation that makes the Elephant Trunk Hill is unique, there is very little else to do at this park. The highlight for us was to get dressed in traditional Chinese... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

While the rock formation that makes the Elephant Trunk Hill is unique, there is very little else to do at this park. The highlight for us was to get dressed in traditional Chinese costumes for photographs. It sounds a bit smarmy and touristy, but it was fun and we got some great pictures.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely afternoon strolling around this garden in May with our guide. I just wish we had had time to climb the hill above the Elephant Trunk. The entrance fee was $12.00 per person USD. I see some reviewers think it not worth it. I suppose it depends on whether you will feel like you missed something. I... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The entrance fee to this park is really very expensive RMB 75 per person to enter a park just to see the elephant like mountain. Crazy!! You can take a picture along the road outside the park.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It was very easy to pick out the Elephant shape of the rock. The small island close by was also very beautiful. We were fortunate to see cormorants on the fishing boat pull into land just as we arrived. Our guide Arthur from Travel China Guides was very excited and extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend this trip.

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Guilin, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Not worth it, although world famous. I lived near this hill for over 30years, in the eyes of our locals, it is only worth 10yuan, but sold more and more expensive from 35 to 45 to 65 to 75! We swam a lot in the island where we can see the trunk but after the park was built, it is... More 

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Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Didn't find anything so fascinating, except for the lake, some boats and a pagoda above the mountain.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were taken there in the pouring rain, given 15 minutes to take photos & then rushed off again to get on the boat down the River Li. It seemed like a typical tourist destination that is really not worth it! The trip down the river was full of far more memorable rock formations.

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Carmel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It is place you should stop to see. It is small, quite and peaceful. Compare to other crowed park, this is the place you enjoy the nature beauty and no need to fight spots for picture taking.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

its an arch - you can see them on the coast of Britain. The chines love seeing things in rocks - ok it looks a bit like one. There are a couple of cormorants and an "ethnic minority" in costume for photographs. Love island has silk and wire couples in sometimes strange poses. Nope. Go to Moon Hill in Yangshuo... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

All Chinese tours include this elephant shaped trunk arch into the Li river in the city centre, and to be honest it's meh. I often visit Guilin as a buyer on business and went with a Chinese tour company and a supplier took me once. Since I mostly stay at the Sheraton it's such a far walk, so if you... More 

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Additional Information about Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)

Address: Address: Within Xiangbishan Park, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541004, China
Phone Number: 0773-2925660
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Guangxi Zhuang  >  Guilin
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 6:30 pm

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