The Elephant Trunk Hill

The Elephant Trunk Hill is taking the Elephant Trunk as the main body, and it is located in the Taohua River in the southern end of Binjiang Road in the city and is injected into the Lijiang River. And it is named after its mountain shape resembling a giant elephant drawing water along the river. The vivid image is fascinating. It is regarded as the representative of Guilin landscape, the symbol of Guilin City, and the central symbol of Guilin City. The Elephant Trunk Hill is steep, the ancient rock is vicissitudes, the vines are climbing between the cliffs, and the mountains banyan are attached. It has always been a tourist attraction, which is featuring the beautiful scenery, the magical image, the moving legend, and has attracted a lot of refined scholars.

Short and long-distance tours are available at the Lijiang River terminal. It takes about 1 hour on a short trip to see the full view of the Elephant Trunk Hill and several other famous attractions. The fare is 50 yuan/person. There are guides on board, as well as food and souvenirs for sale. For those who have short time and want to enjoy a little more beauty, it is a great choice.

Long distance is from here to Yangshuo, along the way you can take advantage of the great scenery of Guilin, but one-way will take half a day to get off the boat.

Official telephone of the Elephant Trunk Hill: 0773-2215218; 0773-2206800;

Time reference for visiting the Elephant Trunk Hill: Less than 1 hour,

How to go to the Elephant Trunk Hill:

It can be reached by taking the No.2, 16, 23, 33, 57, 58 bus and sightseeing bus 1.


Ordinary ticket: 70 RMB (during Monday – Sunday from January 1st – December 31st)


Official website booking fare from PC: 65 yuan/person

Opening hours

06:30-21:00 (during Monday – Sunday from April 1st – October 31st)

07:00-18:30 (during Monday – Sunday from November 1st – March 31st of the following year Monday-Sunday).