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“not really worth a visit” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)

Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)
Within Xiangbishan Park, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541004, China
0773-2925660
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Owner description: Resembling an elephant drinking water from the Li River with its long trunk, this hill towers more than 55 meters above the water.
Geneva, Switzerland
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“not really worth a visit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

living in a country of mountains and rivers, I was very disappointed to see this little piece of rock. Yes, the history behind it is nice, and unless you have really nothing else to do in Guilin or surroundings, it might be worth to go. But personally, I thought it was a waste of time.

Visited May 2014
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“A local beauty spot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is very popular with the locals who climb up to the top. However tourists only need a short time to see the sight and take a few pictures. Please be careful with the steps as they can become slippery and are also uneven. You can also dress up in ethnic costumes for photographs.

Visited April 2014
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“Not much to Look at”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

While the area holds a special place in the heart of Guilin and Chinese alike, aside from the lovely park overlooking the river and the slight resemblance of an Elephant drinking from the river it isn't much to look at. It is also quite expensive for the site visit and you have to pay extra to go across to the Elephant Rock itself.

Visited April 2014
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“A Pleasant Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Yes it does look like an Elephant - well, just. But it is a pleasant enough park for a walk in good weather

Visited April 2014
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“Brief visit!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A popular place for locals, nothing really exciting about the place, it does not have elephants but the shape of the hill looks like an elephant drinking water from the river. Its a very popular place for locals and Chinese tourist from other provinces.

Visited April 2014
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