Elephant Trunk Hill, also known as Elephant Hill is located at the confluence
of Li River and Peach Blossom River in the southwest of Guilin city. It looks
like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water hence the name.
Elephant Trunk Hill has been the symbol of the karst landscape in the area.
Water Moon Cave Between the elephant trunk and its body space a round
cave which resembles a full moon drifting on the water, thus the name. When in a
full moon night, the water waves and the moon glitters form a fantastic scene
which has been highly honored by poets, painters over history. In and out of the
cave are many carvings and inscriptions, the most well known of which is a poem
by Lu You, one of the four great poets of the Southern Song dynasty
Elephant Eye Cave
Climbing through the snaking stone path highway up to the hill, visitor will
see another cave going through the hill, the Elephant Eye Cave. With a height of
around 2 meters, the cave spans 5 to 10 meters in width, about 52 meters in
length. itâ€™s so called for the cave located right at the site for eyes. A look
through the cave affords a good view of the surroundings.
Puxian Pagoda On top of the hill stands the Puxian Pagoda. Built in the
Ming Dynasty, the cylinder shaped pagoda looks like the handle of a sword.