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Address: NO. 1 Minzhu Road, Guilin 541002, China
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Phone Number: 0773-2857643

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One of the iconic sights of Guillin

One of the sights in Guilin you have to see. Can be crowded at times but there is plenty of room and different viewing spots. can climb to the top if you want but must cross the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
tmbobSlough
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Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because it's the icon of the city, that you need to pay so much to see? It doesn't make sense. Plus, there's nothing much to do inside the park, except seeing that famous elephant trunk. I was here 10 years ago, nothing is ever commercial like nowadays. Rip-off entrance price to keep you away, thick fences are set up to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely not worth the entrance fee. It's a park with only one thing to see... The elephant rock. Everything in the park, boats, pictures with actors, etc, costs extra. Don't bother. Go climb one of the free mountains such as Lao Ren Shan (old man mountain). Much better view.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

If like me you want to see the "elephant" (????) then the best view is on a boat on the Li river. They have made the rock (which maybe one day did look like an elephant but sadly is now quite overgrown) into a commercial money-making attraction. Shame!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

One of the sights in Guilin you have to see. Can be crowded at times but there is plenty of room and different viewing spots. can climb to the top if you want but must cross the small creek. has been beuitified and renovated ij the last few years

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cleveland ohio, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Very pleasant park and gardens, with a good climb to top of hill and good views. Check out the weird lovers lane park. A story of a couple told with statues.

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

At the end of our tour on the Li River Cruise our guide took us to see the Elephant Trunk Hill. The elephant looked very peaceful, and content to have people stop and admire him/her. Glad we stopped.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Scenic area along the river bank with a lovely park attached - worth a stroll in the cool of the morning while locals perform their Tai Chi and dance.

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Limestone formations interest me so I enjoyed this park. It may not be for everyone, as the park is built around this hill with little else to offer.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Try and go either in the morning or late at night when its cooler, but this mountain is certainly one that you should climb. The park itself is beautify and the mountain sits on the river. Spend some time and enjoy the mountain!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

At ¥75 entrance fee there is not much to see. The gardens are ok but poorly signposted. Some signs will lead you straight to a locked gate. There are no signs pointing to the elephant rock so it's a case of walking around until you happen upon it, and even then you are right on top of it so you... More 

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