Elephant Trunk Hill

Elephant Trunk Peak, also known as Elephant Hill, a huge rock formation of an elephant by the confluence of the Yang and Li rivers, looks as if its trunk is dipping into the water. Legend has it that this hill was really an elephant belonging to the Emperor of Heaven, and that when the Jade Emperor set out to conquer the Earth, the elephant was made to work so hard providing transport that he fell sick and some farmers saved his life.

For this the elephant was very grateful and decided to stay on earth and help the farmers. The Emperor of Heaven was so angry about its drinking from the river. The emperor’s sword thrust turned the elephant into the rocky hill, hence the name. A pagoda erected on top of the hill stands for the hilt of the sword.

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