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Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)

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Address: Within Xiangbishan Park, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541004, China
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+86 773 292 5660
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06:00 - 18:30
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:30
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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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on every tourist's itinerary but not a "must see"

This attraction is considered a must see for tourists. Every itinerary includes it. Not entirely sure why. It's very interesting and yes indeed looks like an elephant's trunk... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
parisfoodie1
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They are having some big events here for 2017 Chinese New Year. Guilin will be 1 of the "featured cities" this year in China. They were just setting this up when I was here first week of year 2 stages will be around it, lights on the formation. This is an iconic area for the city.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We couldn't see much of the "Elephant" as is cover with things for the New Years upcoming celebration. It's the rock formation that Guilin is known for, but there are others much nicer. So, my advice, don't pay to go in the park. You will get a better view from the water.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is considered a must see for tourists. Every itinerary includes it. Not entirely sure why. It's very interesting and yes indeed looks like an elephant's trunk. But there are many fascinating rock formations in the area so it just felt touristy. We look a leisurely stroll through the length of the park. It was a quiet day in... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a lake and River boat tour and passed by this place. The place did not look interesting enough for a specific visit.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avoid paying the entrance fee unless you want to study how Chinese engineers work. Surrounding place is undergoing extensive renovation.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I went there, our tour guide just helped us take a few photos of us with the rock. It's nice to look at it and admire it for a while but we drove all the way there just to see it and did nothing else.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Postcard of Lijiang, you can visit on your own walking distance from Sheraton Hotel. Entrance fee a little pricey - 45-60 minutes sufficient.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Elephant Trunk Hill is a famous site in Guilin, and definitely worth a visit. Also enjoyed the stroll around the park.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Little park area with some food shops and sitting areas overlooking the hill. There wasn't anything spectacular - just the hill on a lake. Take some pictures and move on.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a little expensive to enter, but I would say worth the money. The views of the river and elephant hill are lovely as well as the elephant statues. Nice area for a relaxing walk. You can also go swimming here and many people were in the water.

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