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Reed Flute Cave

The beautiful Reed Flute Cave Reed Flute Cave is located in the northwest part of Guilin City, 5 kilometers away from the city center. It got its name because near the entrance of the cave, there are the reeds growing, which can be made into flute. Reed Flute Cave is on Guangming Mountain, which was originally called Maomaotou Moutain. It is crowned as the Palace of Natural Arts. As early as in the Tang Dynasty, Reed Flute Cave was visited by tourists. Since it was developed by the government in 1959, the cave has been a famous tourist attraction.

 

Reed Flute Cave

Described as "Art Palace of Nature", the stalagmite and stone flowers of grotesque shapes in Reed Flute Cave create breathtaking spectacles which are really a feast for the eyes. Half way up the Brightness Hill, there used to be a special kind of reed growing outside of the cave which was an ideal material for making flute. Inside the U-shaped Karst cave are a large number of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, and stone flowers, all glistening in colorful lights. In a distance of 500 meter between the entrance and the exit, there are more than 30 interesting sights, including " Pine in the Snow", "Mushroom Hill", "Virgin Forest"...The Reed Flute Cave is justifiably called the " Art Palace of Nature".

Reed Flute Cave was formed more than 700 thousand years ago. It is shaped like a bag, the entrance and the exit are close to each other. The highest point of the cave is up to 18 meters, the The Reed Flute Cave in green colourwidest part is up to 93 meters. The length of the Reed Flute Cave is 240 meters and offers a majestic fairyland of karst caves with landscape and rural scenery. There are the stalactites hanging on the roof, the stalagmites growing on the ground, and the stone pillars formed by the stalactite and the stalagmite. And there are large quantities of the stone curtain, flower and waterfall. Some of the stalactites are hollow. They will make dulcet sound when you knock on them. With the colorful light and the changeable stalactites, you will feel like you are in fairyland.

Besides the stalactites, there are more than 70 pieces of wall paintings in Reed Flute Cave. The oldest of them originated from the eighth year of Yuanzhen in the Tang Dynasty. Most of these calligraphy paintings are directly painted on the wall with brushes. The content of the paintings are about their journey to Reed Flute Cave.

 

Reed Flute Cave Tour

Out of the Reed Flute Cave, there is the Fanglian Pool at the foot of Guangming Mountain. Tourists can take a boat on the pool and enjoy the beautiful scene of the rural area.