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Elephant Trunk Hill

Brief / profile
Elephant Trunk Hill looks like an elephant drinking water. A big round hole is between the elephant's trunk and the body. Its shadow in the water is just like the full moon, and so it got this name" water Moon Cave". There are more than 50 pieces of carved inscriptions during different periods on the cliff. Originally called "Li Hill", "Yi Hill" and "Chenshui Hill", the hill is 55m above the Li River, measuring 108m in length and 100m in width and 200m above sea level. The hill has three features: Water Moon Cave (Shuiyue dong), Elephant's Eye Stone, and Pagoda for Puxian and Yunfeng Temple.

Location

It's situated at the junction of the Li River & the Peach Blossom River on the western bank of the Lijiang River and in the southwest of Guilin city

Why got its this name

The shape looks like an elephant dipping its snout into Li River, so it got the present name.

Construction
The Elephant Eye Rock is high up the hill, with a hole running through it from left to right.? A big round hole is between the elephant's trunk and the body. Its reflection in the water is the exact image of the full moon, and hence its name" water Moon Cave". There are more than 50 pieces of carved inscriptions during different periods on the cliff. Another cave considered as the eyes of the elephant is in the hillside which gives tourists a perfect position to appreciate the overall view of Guilin. A two-storey pagoda built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is on the top of the hill which was surrounded by green trees.

History
Puxian Pagoda resembling the handle of a sword on the top of the hill was built in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).the hill is 3.6 hundred million years old with Yi Hill" and "Chenshui Hill" as its previous names .

Architecture / Structure / Each scenery.

Elephant Hill has several scenic spots: - Water Moon Cave (Shuiyue dong), Elephant's Eye Stone, and Pagoda for Puxian and Yunfeng Temple.

Present condition
This hill has become a symbol and landmark of Guilin itself.
Transportation.
You can rent a boat to Elephant Trunk Hill for RMB20 to RMB40.
Admission fee.
The admission feel is RMB 25.

 

 

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