Guilin Travel & Tour Packages - Yangshuo
River cruise makes the small town known to foreigners. Located
some 90 kilometers south of Guilin
City, this town is the downstream end of the cruise but not the
least. The enchanting fairyland of Yangshuo is renowned as the best
The town is very small that everyone will know you
after one month. The West Street in the town lined with western
restaurants and hotels is the best choice for people who want to
explore Chinese life.
Yangshuo is a great place for hikes and cycling
excursions. There's no doubt that taking a close-up exploration to
the country villages, you will have a taste of the rural life. One
thing surprised us is the one-hour bamboo raft trip along Yulonghe
River. We didn't expect the scenery to be such a paradise.
Elephant Trunk Hill is located on the western bank of
Li River. The shape of the hill is just like a huge elephant
drinking water from the river with its trunk, so it is called
Elephant Trunk Hill.
Shui Yue Cave (Water Moon Cave) is between the trunk
and the legs, which is a semi-round cave penetrated by water. The
inverted reflection of the cave in water plus the part above forms a
full moon. This phenomenon is unique and many laudatory inscriptions
were found on the wall inside the cave. Visitors can boat through
the cave to the river.
Another cave regarded as the eyes of the elephant lies
in the hillside. It provides tourists an ideal position to enjoy the
panoramic view of Guilin.
On the top of the hill is a two-storey pagoda built in
the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) surrounded by green trees. The north
seat of the second floor is inlaid with an image of Bodhisattva
Puxian. The pagoda looks like a precious vase on the back of an
elephant seen from distance and many beautiful legends about the
pagoda with good wishes are said among people.
As the symbol of Guilin, Elephant Trunk Hill is the
main scenic spot of the Elephant Trunk Hill Park, which also
includes Yunfeng Monastery (a building with ancient style), Aiqing
Dao (Love Island) and so on.