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Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)
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Reviewed yesterday

Just a hole in a rock in a park that costs to gain entry.
When we were there it was very crowded.
Still bewildered about what the excitement was all about.
Seriously a non event.

Thank Wrenander
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

just a hole in the wall with small garden for a high entrance fee. but you may want to clime up the hill. across the street is a 4 star restaurant on the top floor and you can see the hole in the rock for free. Elysee restaurant inside hotel. meutermedia

Thank MeuterMedia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are a number of interesting and pleasant parks along the river and this one has an interesting rock formation that is not free to see. Worth a visit if you have the time.

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Reach here at about 0630 after having guilin rice vermicelli breakfast at local noodle restaurant.
Entrance fee at about 90yuan per person for a boat ride. Never took it and we just peeked and took a photo of the hill from outside.
Spent about 5min here to take a few photos.
Head to riyueshuangta(twin pagodas) after this.

Thank chew p
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not realize that this was such a huge scenic area dedicated to this unusual rock outcrop between the Li and Taohua River here in Guilin! It has similar resemblance to the shape of an elephant's trunk drinking water on the river. When our guide took us there, I initially thought that you needed to ride on a boat in order to see it.
You actually need to purchase an entrance ticket before entering here-- the full name of this place is called Lijiang Scenic & Historic Area-- Two Rivers and Four Lakes Elephant Hill Scenic Area.

Once you walk in past the entrance, head toward your right and you can immediately notice the elephant trunk outcropping into the water. If you have been to the small fishing village in northern France- La Havre, Etretat, you will find that it is similar to it. The one is France, you can hike into it if the tide is low.

Walk around this scenic area as you will notice that the theme is "elephants" and there are many of them around. The post office has an elephant shape mail box, there are elephants lining the bridge that leads down to the river where you will find at least 5-6 elephant statues in the water. Since it was a rather warm day, low 90's in Guilin, many people were found to be climbing and playing around on the elephants to cool off.

The theme of couples is also prevalent in this scenic area as there are quite a few statues that have the theme for couples to be photographed in/on. You just need to walk around the area and you will find them scattered around.

In addition, in the scenic area where you can view Elephant Trunk hill close up, there are local people who have parked their bamboo rafts ashore that have their cormorant
available to pose for photos only if you pay in advance.

This scenic area is very conveniently located in Guilin as just across the street is the Sun & Moon Twin Pagodas on Shan Lake. Well worth to make a quick stop there also.

Thank karenpammy2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basically it was a rock with a hole and pretty expensive to get in to the viewing area but the attached gardens made it all worthwhile and it was pleasant enough. I did the walk to the top of the hill which was also worth the effort and easy enough with only a couple of hundred steps.

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice park and view. We walked there more than a hour and enjoyed the place. Place is as seen in pictures.

Thank Ht66
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Elephant Trunk Hill was for us a disappointment. A lot of small shops at the border of the lake with the view on a rock in which you should see an elephant drinking the lake water. The view is really nothing special and there is nothing to do except looking at the small souvenir shops. The nearby Fubo Hill is more interesting to climb. Unless you could climb the Elephant trunk hill, which has a pagode on top in special shape (handle of a sword stuck into the hill) it is not worth visiting. Our guide did not mention the possibility to climb at all.

Thank Johan S
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Out of the way to go just to see a big rock. I didn’t see the point. There are a lot of cool rock formations in the area, but just stopping to see this one didn’t seem worth the effort. Go on the li river cruise instead.

Thank asubean
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Overrated. It is a nice geological spot, but it is much smaller than it seems in the pictures and not very impressive. But it is nice.

Thank AndreSobralCordeiro
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