Reed Flute Cave located near Guilin; Guangxi (China) is an amazing marvel of nature. The popularity of the Reed Flute Cave all over the world is due to spectacular views and reed that grows near it. The grown reed is used in the making of melodious flutes, from where the Reed Flute Cave gets its name.
Reed Flute Cave has huge deposits of limestone. The discovery of the Reed Flute Cave happened to be in 1 AD. Reed Flute Cave, China’s landmark is 180 million years old. There are three entrances for the exploration of the natural limestone cave. The total length of the Reed Flute Cave is 240m.
The interior of the Reed Flute Cave can only be accessed on foot. You will find yourself looking at some stunning rock formations, stone pillars, stone curtains, stone mushroom and stalactites, stone flowers, and stalagmites. There is artificial mood lighting that is used to enhance the effect of the colored rocks.
Several rock formations in Reed Flute Cave resemble human figures, animals, forest, waterfall, fruits and vegetables. It is also known as the “Palace of the Natural Arts”. Each formation has been assigned a Chinese poetic or legendary name. You will enjoy the stories associated with each of them. You can also find ink inscriptions from 792 AD (Tang Dynasty) providing an evidence of visitors.
The current Google rating for the Reed Flute Cave is 4.4 stars. There is nominal entrance fee of CNY 90 (adults) and CNY 45 (kids between 1.0 – 1.4 m). You can reach this stunning landmark of China by taking bus no. 3 or 58 and getting off at Reed Flute Cave stop. The Reed Flute Cave is appreciated for its magnificence; the park outside the cave is also quite an attraction. Recommended visiting time is from 45 to 60 minutes. Most of the people review the Reed Fleet Cave to be commendable site.
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