About Elephant Trunk Hill

The Elephant trunk hill is a place for relaxation and tranquillity. The hill looks like a giant elephant drinking water from the river. It is one of Guilin's highly prized landmarks surrounded by some ancient constructions such as the Puxian Pagoda which is a brick tower dating back to the Ming Dynasty and the Water Moon Cave carved between the elephant's legs and trunk. The site is replete with natural beauty and old tales that draw in throngs of tourists each year. According to the Guilin people, the hill takes its shape from an elephant deity who has now taken on the role of protector of the people on earth. If you visit the place at night you will be greeted by bright lights and an engaging presentation of Guilin culture on screen. 

Must See

  • Puxian Pagoda
  • Yunfeng Temple
  • Sarira Dagoba
  • Water Moon Cave
  • Love Island
  • 'Legend of the Elephant Hill' night show

How to reach

  • You can take any of these free-of-cost tourist buses nos. 2, 16, 23 or 58 and get off at Xiangbishan Park Station.
  • A one-way taxi ride can cost anywhere between CNY 14  to  CNY 17.


  • A cruise is a great way to see Elephant Trunk Hill, and it will also allow you to see the Water Moon Cave at night.
  • Wear sturdy shoes if you’re planning to climb to the top of Elephant Trunk Hill. The steep path can be slippery.
  • Not suitable for younger kids who might find it hard to climb the steep hills.
  • Take along refreshments for the trip.
  • Tour guides are available on site.
  • No wheelchair facilities.

Visit Time

Monday to Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Entrance Fee

  • CNY 55/ Adult
  • Free for children less than 3.9 ft tall
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Time you can spend

30 minutes


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