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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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Just Imagin

With a little imagination you can see the elephant drinking water from the lake. You can also put on a straw hat, put a pole with two comorants on your shoulders- and chaz-zam you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
SusanTeaneck
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Teaneck, NJ
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Teaneck, NJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

With a little imagination you can see the elephant drinking water from the lake. You can also put on a straw hat, put a pole with two comorants on your shoulders- and chaz-zam you are a fishermen. You can prove it with the pic thst is available for 15 Yuan. The park is landscaped and you will enjoy the fun.

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Mackay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We only had time for a fairly quick visit, but did not find it as fantastic as we had been led to believe. However it is certainly an interesting rock formation.

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Jalisco, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

This park is where two rivers converge and, with some imagination, you can see some land that looks like an elephant's trunk. What made the park special to us, besides the fact it sits along the river, are all the sculptures located throughout.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Was taken here as part of our tour. Stayed for all of about 10 mins before we were ready to leave. Not much to do other than look at the supposed elephant and some people paddling. Couple of stalls and that's about it! Wouldn't bother going again!!

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you have already been to Beijing to see the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, or the Summer Palace, then don't bother going to Elephant Hill. It was ho hum.

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Kamloops
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a beautiful place amongst these unbelievable mountains. Spend a couple of hours walking around and just enjoy the scenery and relax. There are a few local vendors there so you can pick up gifts to bring home right on site.

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Golden, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Peaceful park on the river downtown. Watch or practice your Tai Chi in the morning and enjoy the various statues of lovers.

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Durban, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Guilin area has the most amazing vistas so if you have limited time give this 'attraction' a miss and leave it to the bored locals. Crowded and full of gimmicky distractions like the fisherman and his cormorant and a view of the hill that is totally underwhelming.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I know Guilin in famous for its elephant rock formations but this all seemed to be a bit of a con. The river is beautiful but you can see it elsewhere without payment.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It should be noted that there are a lot of stairs for this attraction. And some of them are very steep. Just be careful. Once at the top of the hill there are some great views of the southern part of Guilin. There are some wine caves that'll make you want to buy the local beverage, rice wine. The best... More 

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