Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill is a star attraction in Guilin. It was named Elephant Trunk Hill because the shape pf the hill looks like a giant elephant dipping its trunk into the river. The combination of the green water of Li River and the Elephant Trunk Hill makes this here become one of the most famous attactions in Guilin. As the symbol attraction of Guilin . It was named "Li Hill", "Yi Hill" and "Chenshui Hill"Originally, the hill is 3.6 hundred million years old. It towers 55m above the Li River and measures 108m in length and 100m in width and has an elevation of 200m above sea level.
Water Moon Cave (Shuiyue dong), Elephant's Eye Stone, and Pagoda for Puxian and Yunfeng Temple are the features of the hill .
Water Moon Cave is at the riverside with water of Li River flowing through it. It looks like a full moon floating on the surface of the water with the moonlight reflected on the waves. Over 70 inscriptions from the Tang and Song dynasties can be found on the walls in and around this cave, praising the beauty of hills and waters nearby.
On top of the hill stands a pagoda named Puxian Pagoda. Built in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), the pagoda looks like the handle of a sword.
Halfway up the hill lies another cave, which goes through the hill and represents the eyes of the elephant.There are many carvings and inscriptions inside and outside the cave.