Standing majestically at the confluence of the Li River and Taohua River, Elephant Trunk Hill is one of the Lijiang Rivers most famous sights. It looks like an elephant, dipping its snout into the Lijiang River, hence the name "Elephant Trunk Hill". With a fabulous scenic view, the Elephant-trunk Hill is an outstanding tourist attraction even in early Tang and Song dynasties.
The hill towers 55 meters above the Lijiang River and stands 108 meters tall. Atop the hill, there is a pagoda with a history of more than 400 years, surrounded by hundreds of osmanthus trees.