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Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) Tours

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Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)
A landmark in Guilin since the Tang Dynasty, and considered by many to be a symbol of the city, Elephant Trunk (Xiangbishan) Hill got its name because it’s said to resemble a giant elephant drinking water from the Li River. Towering more than 180 feet (55 meters) above the water, it’s one of the top attractions in Guilin.
 
The Basics
In addition to the hill itself, there are a number of caves, pagodas, and temples, including Water Moon Cave, which is said to resemble the full moon on water, or the Elephant Eyes Cave, which is located where the elephant’s “eyes” should be. Climb to the top of Elephant Trunk Hill to see the Puxian Pagoda and for panoramic views over Guilin and stop by Love Island, in the middle of the Li River, for a great vantage point of Elephant Trunk Hill.
 
Elephant Trunk Hill is a popular site, and many half-day and full-day tours will stop here, along with other attractions like Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, and Seven Star Cave. You can also combine a visit with a multi-day tour that explores other areas nearby like Yangshuo.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Elephant Trunk Hill is a must-see for first time visitors to Guilin.
  • A cruise is a great way to see Elephant Trunk Hill, and it will also allow you to see 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.
 
How to Get There
Elephant Trunk Hill is located at the confluence of the Li River and the Taohua River. Take bus nos. 2, 16, 23, or 58 (free tourist bus) and get off at Xiangbishan Park Station.
 
When to Get There
Elephant Trunk Hill is a very popular tourist attraction. Visit early in the morning for fewer crowds or at night on a moonlit cruise.
 
Other Attractions at Elephant Trunk Hill
Puxian Pagoda, at the top of Elephant Trunk Hill, was built during the Ming Dynasty to worship Samatabahra. Yunfeng Temple, located on the southwest slope of Elephant Trunk Hill, was the home of the Buddhist Monk Jianzhen during the Tang Dynasty, and was also used during the Taiping Rebellion. Today the temple contains an exhibition gallery devoted to that conflict.
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Private Guilin Half Day Tour: Fubo Mountain, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Hill

Private Guilin Half Day Tour: Fubo Mountain, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Hill

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Take in the major sights of Guilin on a private half-day tour that showcases the geographic and cultural highlights of Guilin. Visit landmarks such as Elephant Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Fubu Hill and the Li River, learning about their history from your informative guide. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure and admire some of the most beautiful terrain in China. This tour can easily fit into your Guilin sightseeing schedule, perfect for those with limited time.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$123.00
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$123.00
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3 Days Classic Guilin Tour

3 Days Classic Guilin Tour

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Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Guilin on a three-day tour with a personal, English-speaking guide. After a convenient pickup, travel with a private driver and chauffeured vehicle on an itinerary designed to highlight the region’s major landmarks and attractions. Visit Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Yangshuo, and Longji Terrace Field and elsewhere. Enjoy lunches, admission to attractions, and transportation included.
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  • 3 days
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$440.00
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Private Guilin Full Day Tour including Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill and Seven Star Park

Private Guilin Full Day Tour including Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill and Seven Star Park

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Lose yourself in the dreamlike landscapes of Guilin on this 7-hour tour of the region’s natural wonders, including hotel pick-up. Keep your camera to hand as you step inside the strikingly illuminated Reed Flute Cave, view the ancient Buddhas of Fubo Hill and climb Elephant Hill for an aerial view over Guilin. After a typical Chinese lunch (included), explore the Ming-era Mansion of Prince Jingjiang, visit Solitary Beauty Peak and stroll around the magnificent Seven Star Park.
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  • 8 hours
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$167.00
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$167.00
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Guilin City Full-Day Private Tour

Guilin City Full-Day Private Tour

With no metro and only Chinese-language buses, getting around Guilin independently is tough. Save time and stress on this private door-to-door tour that takes in the city’s signatures with a restaurant lunch along the way. See karst formations including Elephant Trunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave, with its colorful lights; admire hundreds of ancient sculptures on Fubo Hill; and enjoy a slice of local life in Seven Star Park.
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  • 7 hours
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$130.00
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Trunks and Caves: a Guilin exploration

Trunks and Caves: a Guilin exploration

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With its location at the Li River, Guilin has become a highly popular place for visiting natural phenomena of extraordinary beauty. Where the Reed Flute Caves prides itself with karst magnificence, the Elephant Trunk Hill does it with its myths and tales. • Set foot inside a stalagmite and stalactite beauty • Admire the Elephant Trunk Hill and the Water Moon Cave • Hear plenty of spellbound stories during this half-day • Guilin’s famous sights just within easy reach of your booked hotel • Return transfers from and to your hotel are included
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  • 4 hours
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$88.20
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Guilin Tour of Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Elephant Trunk Hill

Guilin Tour of Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Elephant Trunk Hill

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Guilin is renowned for its unique mountain scenery and for the tranquil Li River, and this private tour offers a seamless way to explore the region’s most popular highlights. Meet your guide in the morning at your Guilin hotel, and hop aboard your private vehicle. You’ll explore the Reed Flute Cave, will discover the hilly landscape of Seven Star Park, will admire Fubo Hill and the much-photographed Elephant Trunk Hill, and more. The tour also includes lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
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$218.67
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Private 2-Day Guilin Package Tour Including Lunch

Private 2-Day Guilin Package Tour Including Lunch

Experience amazing Li river cruise group tour on the first day , then explore all the main highlights of Guilin at the second day, 2 days package included the first day of Cruise group tour , Private van for the second day, driver, entrance fees of sites, English speaking guide and Chinese lunch are provided.
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  • 2 days
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$398.00
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$398.00
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Private Guilin Day Tour: Reed Flute Cave - Ronghu - Shanhu - Elephant Trunk Hill

Private Guilin Day Tour: Reed Flute Cave - Ronghu - Shanhu - Elephant Trunk Hill

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Enjoy a full-day tour of Guilin’s natural treasures with a private guide. See iconic sites including the colorfully illuminated caverns of Reed Flute Cave and the caves and ancient temples in Seven Star Park. Climb to the top of Fubo Hill for an overview of the city and snap photos of the iconic Elephant Trunk Hill, a symbol of Guilin. Hear about the history and culture of the region from your informative guide as you take a relaxing tour of the scenic city’s top attractions.
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  • 8 hours
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$128.00
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$128.00
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Guilin Half-Day Private Tour to Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill

Guilin Half-Day Private Tour to Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill

Discover two of Guilin’s most famous attractions during this private half-day excursion. First, explore the Reed Flute Cave, also known as the “Palace of Natural Arts,” and marvel at the stunning geological formations inside. Then, head to the Elephant Trunk Hill, the landmark of the city, where you can see the merging of the Li and Peach Blossom rivers. All entrance fees are included.
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  • 4 hours
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$160.53
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Private Guilin City Tour With Daxu Old Town

Private Guilin City Tour With Daxu Old Town

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Check off three key Guilin attractions without the transport hassles on this time-saving door-to-door private tour. Admire the rock formations within Reed Flute Cave, see Elephant Trunk Hill—named because it looks like an elephant drinking water—and explore scenic Daxu Old Town with your guide. Along the way, enjoy a Chinese lunch.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$81.58
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Guilin City Essence Day Tour: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill and Fubo Hill

Guilin City Essence Day Tour: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill and Fubo Hill

Known for its karst formations, Guilin is a tough destination for the independent traveler: There’s no metro and the bus system is in Chinese. This private tour saves time and stress, with pickup and drop-off, lunch, and a guide. Visit Reed Flute Cave, with its spectacular stalactites and stalagmites, Elephant Trunk Hill, which looks like an elephant drinking, Fubo Hill, a historic pinnacle, and a local pearl store.
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  • 8 hours
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$163.00
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2 Days Guilin Tour with Private Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Countryside Trip

2 Days Guilin Tour with Private Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Countryside Trip

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Discover the beauty of Guilin on a 2-day tour accompanied by a private guide. In the city, visit the colorfully lit caverns of Reed Flute Cave, walk through scenic Seven Star Park, which boasts lakes, caves and temples. Ascend Fubo Hill for panoramic views of the city, then marvel at picturesque Elephant Trunk Hill. The next day, you’ll glide down the Li River on a scenic 4-hour cruise that ends in Yangshuo. Tour the Yangshuo environs before transferring back to Guilin to end your tour.
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  • 2 days
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$340.79
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Half-Day Guilin City Tour: Reed Flute Cave and Elephant hill

Half-Day Guilin City Tour: Reed Flute Cave and Elephant hill

Visit highlights of Guilin including Reed Flute Cave and Elephant hill with this private half day tour. You will be picked up and dropped off from your Guilin or Yangshuo hotel.
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  • 4 hours
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$120.00
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$120.00
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One Day Guilin City Sightseeing Tour

One Day Guilin City Sightseeing Tour

Guilin is a well known tourist city famous for natural scenery. The eye-catching scenery and comfortable climate is deeply loved by photography lovers. This 8 hours’ private tour service includes English speaking guide, driver, entrance fee, lunch and hotel pickup & drop off.
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  • 8 hours
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$128.00
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$128.00
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2 Days Amazing Tour From Guilin

2 Days Amazing Tour From Guilin

Famous as "the greatest site under the heaven", Guilin landscape is the general name of Guilin tourism resources. Which is one of the top ten scenic spots in China, and it is also regarded as the representative of Chinese Landscape.
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  • 2 days
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$364.00
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$364.00
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3-Day Guilin Private Tour to Yangshuo Li River Cruise & Longsheng Rice Terraces

3-Day Guilin Private Tour to Yangshuo Li River Cruise & Longsheng Rice Terraces

Travel to Yangshuo by cruise and enjoy the enchanting landscapes along the Li River, discover the tranquil rice terraces in Longsheng and explore the highlights of Guilin City on this private 3 days tour. It includes a private guide and climate-controlled vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Guilin every day.
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  • 3 days
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$612.00
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$612.00
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Best of Guilin City Sightseeing

Best of Guilin City Sightseeing

With its landscape of mountains and rivers, Guilin mesmerizes numerous worldwide travel addicts. This day tour will take you to visit most of the city top attractions including the Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, Seven Star Park and Elephant Trunk Hill, see the highlights in limited time and discover the elegant natural sceneries in Guilin.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$131.58
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5-Days Yangshuo, Guilin and Longji Tour from Guilin Hotel

5-Days Yangshuo, Guilin and Longji Tour from Guilin Hotel

Visit highlights of Guilin including Guilin airport/train station pick up, Yangshuo Xianggong hill, Yulong bamboo boat, Liusanjie show, Silver cave and Xingping old town,Daxu old town,Yao mountain, Elephant hill and Longji Rice Terraces with this 5 days private tour from Guilin hotel. You will be picked up from your Guilin airport/ hotel and dropped off at the Guilin hotel/airport/train station.
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  • 5 days
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$678.95
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$678.95
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Your private Day Tour in Guilin

Your private Day Tour in Guilin

With our private and tailor-made. There is no big bus, no group of strangers, and no fixed itinerary. We create your own Guilin itinerary, tailored to your style of travel. All our guides are locals. We know a true sense of classic rural China. Our trip including must visiting spots in Guilin.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$135.79
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$135.79
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Half-Day Guilin City Tour: Elephant Hill Park and Tea Plantation

Half-Day Guilin City Tour: Elephant Hill Park and Tea Plantation

Visit highlights of Guilin including Elephant hill and enjoy Tea Performance at Tea Plantation near Yao Mountain with this private half day tour. You will be picked up and dropped off from your Guilin or Yangshuo hotel.
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  • 4 hours
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Private 2-Day Guilin Highlights Tour with Li River Cruise

Private 2-Day Guilin Highlights Tour with Li River Cruise

This 2-day itinerary covers the essence of Guilin, such as the Li River, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill,Yangshuo and etc. Enjoy picturesque scenery in Guilin.Relax yourself on the Li River Cruise, admire the spectacular karst landscape.Admire the crystal palace at Reed Flute Cave, the best cave in Guilin.Wondering around Yangshuo West Street, explore local snacks, art crafts, local specialties and etc.No shopping guaranteed. Time-saving.Flexible and time saving. No need to wait for others from different hotels.
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  • 2 days
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$338.00
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$338.00
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3 Days Guilin Highlights Tour(5-star Hotel)

3 Days Guilin Highlights Tour(5-star Hotel)

This 3 days Guilin and Yangshuo tour will allow you to see the one of China’s most beautiful and distinctive landscapes when you embark on a cruise along the Li River. Sail between Guilin and Yangshuo, enjoy lunch on board and admire craggy karst peaks, rice paddies, and more. Then explore the villages of Yangshuo with insightful commentary from your guide. Relaxing yourself by strolling at West Street, you can also appreciate the wonderful outdoor show- Liusanjie impression.
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  • 3 days
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$665.27
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$665.27
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Private 1-Day Guilin Tour Including Elephant Trunk Hill And Reed Flute Cave

Private 1-Day Guilin Tour Including Elephant Trunk Hill And Reed Flute Cave

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Enjoy the full-day package guided tour that experience Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill And Reed Flute Cave from Guilin, view the ancient Buddhas of Fubo Hill and climb Elephant Hill for an amazing view over Guilin, and private car, English speaking guide, Chinese lunch and entrance fees of charge are provided by tour package.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$242.00
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$242.00
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4-Days Yangshuo and Guilin Tour from Guilin

4-Days Yangshuo and Guilin Tour from Guilin

Visit highlights of Guilin including Guilin airport/train station pick up, Yangshuo Xianggong hill, Yulong bamboo boat, Liusanjie show, Silver cave and Xingping old town,Daxu old town,Yao mountain and Elephant hill with this 4 days private tour from Guilin hotel. You will be picked up from your Guilin airport/Guilin hotel and dropped off at the Guilin/Yangshuo hotel/airport/train station.
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  • 4 days
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$473.69
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