After the hill of Broken Heart, curiosity got me and I started looking for more mounts of this type. I discovered that Kyrgyzstan is not the only country with unusual shaped mountains after all. I found that Chinese people can be even more creative in telling the legends about interesting sights. So, welcome to Chinese land of legends – Gui Lin!
Gui Lin is one of the most beautiful places, attracting people all over the world with its stunning nature. If you take a boat trip on the river, the guide can tell an interesting legend about every single hill! Here is one of them about the symbol hill of Gui Lin – Elephant trunk hill:
On the top of Elephant Trunk Hill there is a pagoda named Puxian Pagoda. It looks like the hilt of a sword sticking out of the back of the elephant. In the ancient past, the Emperor of Heaven sent his troops to Earth from the back of the elephant. The elephant worked so hard, that it became seriously ill. The local farmers of Earth nursed it back to health. The elephant being extremely grateful, decided to desert the emperor and stay on earth to help the farmers plow their fields during a time of famine. The Emperor of Heaven was so angry, that he thrust his sword into the elephant’s back and turned the elephant into the rocky hill. The pagoda erected on top of the hill stands for the hilt of the sword. Now this poor elephant stays with the friendly people of Guilin, welcoming guests from all over the world to this beautiful city.