Elephant Trunk Hill

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Binjiang Road, Guilin, China
Elephant Trunk Hill - Night view of Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill - Elephant Trunk Hill is located at the intersection of Taohua River and Li River.
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ChinaTracy ChinaTra…
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The symbol of Guilin City Jun 23, 2011
Elephant Trunk Hill 象鼻山(xiàng bí shān), it looks like a huge elephant stretching its trunk and drinking water, hence the name. And it is the symbol of Guilin.

How to Get there?

You can take No.2 Bus go to the WenChang Bridge, and the No.57 and 58 public buses can also drive you to the Elephant Truck Hill.
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The Magical Legend of the Elephant Trunk Hill (Guilin) Nov 27, 2009
Shaped like a huge elephant drinking from the river with its trunk, Elephant Trunk Hill tops Guilin's hills. It's the symbol of Guilin landscape and one of the most visited attractions.

Elephant Trunk Hill is located between the southeast of Guilin City and the western bank of the Li River.Situated between the elephant's trunk and its torso is a large cave which is said to resemble a full moon drifting on the water, therefore it is named Water Moon Cave. On a clear night with a full moon, the moon in the sky above and the "moon" of Water Moon Cave seem to vie for one's attention, creating beautiful reflections on the river, a phenomenon that has been celebrated by Chinese poets and painters for centuries

The Elephant Trunk Hill is one of Guilin's most recognizable landmarks. Exploring in the Elephant Trunk Hill Park, you will enjoy many charming sights, such as Water Moon Cave (Shui Yue Cave), Elephant Eye Cave, Puxian Pagoda, Yunfeng Temple (a building with ancient style), Love Island, Osmanthus Square and so on.

There is a legend tells that how Elephant Trunk Tree came about, In ancient time there is an elephant, which belonged to the Emperor of Heaven, came down to earth to help the people in their work. This angered the Emperor of Heaven, who stabbed the elephant while it was drinking at the river's edge and turned it to stone. The cave between the body and the trunk of this elephant figure is of a particularly interesting shape and has inspired poets and other writers, old and new, to engrave verses on its walls. The poems of Lo You, Fan Chengda, and other poets from different dynasties are of inestimable literary and archaeological value. On the top of the hill stands the Puxian Pagoda, erected during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and shaped as the handle of the dagger with which the elephant was killed.

This is how the Elephant Trunk Hill came about, Elephant Trunk Hill is now one of the Famous Must Go Attractions in Guilin and its best known sight is its charming flavor of the sunrise and sunset that will arouse people's imagination
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