Located at the confluence of Li River and Peach Blossom River in the southwest of Guilin, Elephant Trunk Hill is a landmark of Guilin City. Due to the Karst topography of Guilin, the hills in Guilin take on unique shapes and Elephant Trunk Hill is one of them. 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. Book a Tour
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 (1127-1279).
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. it is so called for the cave located right at the site for eyes. A look through the cave affords a good view of the surroundings.
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.
In the night, the lights on the hill will be on and the scene is amazingly beautiful.
Entrance fee: CNY75
Opening hours: 6:30-22:00 in peak seasons 7:00-21:00 in low seasons