Lying at the place where Taohua (peach blossom) Ricer meets Li River, with Li River on its eastern side Zi sandbar opposite across the river. Elephant Hill is the badge of Guilin city and it is also called Elephant Trunk Hillbecause the hill is exactly like elephant drinking water with its trunk. It is the masterpiece of karts landscape, composed of pure limestone deposited on sea floor about 360 million year ago. In the park there are more than 50 pieces of inscription precipices, including works of famous Chinese poets like Lu you, Fan Chengda, and Zhangxiaoxiang,etc.
In the elephant hill park, there is water-moon cave, puxian tower, yunfeng temple, love-island and osmanthus square. The most famous one is water-moon cave. It is a big cave formed between "elephant trunk" and "elephant's body". The reflection of cave on water is like a full bright moon floating in the river, so it is called water-moon cave. A poem written by an official of Song Dynasty describes: on the river floor is the bright moon, above water floating bright moon: water flow moon still, moon goes down water move down.
|Admission Fee:||CNY 75|
|Opening Hours:||06:30 - 21:30 (April to November)
07:00 - 21:30 (December to March)
|Recommended Time for a Visit:||Half an hour|
|Bus Route:||Take bus no.2, 16, 23, 57, 58 or sightseeing bus no.1 and get off at Xiangshan Park.|
• Recommended Tour: Guilin Day Tour with Elephant Trunk Hill