Elefantenrüssel Hügel - Elephant Trunk Hill

Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin 2017

The Elephant Trunk Hill, in Chinese Xiangbishan, lies on the west bank of the Li River and is considered the symbol of the city Guilin. It is located at the confluence of the Yangjiang and Li Jiang rivers. The name was given to it because of its shape, which resembles a large, water-drinking elephant. At the back of the mountain, you can take a look inside, because here the local rice wine is stored in large barrels.

The cave, which forms between the trunk and legs, can be reached by boat. In the mountain, itself is another cave, which is interpreted as an eye of the elephant. From here you have a good view of the river and the surrounding countryside. At the top of the mountain is a pagoda from the Ming Dynasty, which, according to legend, stabbed the water-drinking elephant, forever captivating it. The mountain is surrounded by a spacious park, which is of course entirely dedicated to the subject of elephants.


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