Another misty morning. We are here at the tail end of the rainy season, which is good in that there is enough water in the Li River to have the Li River Cruise!
Today we checked out, and we and our luggage were picked up at 9:30 am by the guide and the driver. We drove a couple blocks to the Elephant Trunk Hill Scenic Area. Xiangshan/Elephant Hill is an iconic landmark right in the city of Guilin, but they have it hidden so that you must pay an admission fee! Having paid an admission fee, they give you a lot of other stuff to see and do...
You can see the pagoda on the hill from the street:
Lele showed us the Excoecaria cochinchinensis/Chinese Croton:
Elephants are everywhere!
Even Kent is overwhelmed by the smell from the wine cave:
The Guanyin Temple:
Security cameras are everywhere:
A fisherman on his bamboo raft:
We walked around to the back of the cave/tunnel between the trunk and legs of the elephant:
These people hired a boat to get in the cave/tunnel:
The current took this chair and the woman had to rush out to retrieve it: