The Six Most Beautiful Caves in China are voted by people in the activities of “Beautiful China” held by Chinese National Geography Magazine. In this passage, we will show you the most beautiful caves in China.
is located in south bank of Wujiang River which is one of the origins of six rivers, belongs to high dry karst cave. The cave has stalagmites, stone pillars, clint, more than forty of accumulations, as the formation of various karst landscape. It is known as “karst treasure”, “cave wonders”. Zhijin cave is called as the “king of the cave” in the world is that it has many of greatness of the world. Such as the whole hole developed part of 350000 square meters; Cave has many deposits category, the high grade which is rare; the highest, the most wide span of hall is the top in the world; More than 120 different crystalline formations are found in the cave's interior along with stalactites and the “Silver Rain Tree” (银雨树), a 17 m (56 ft) tall rare flower-like transparent crystal.
The surrounding area, known as the Guizhou
Zhijin Cave Scenic Area, was made a national level tourist site by the Chinese State Council in 1988. Other attractions here spread over an area of 307 km2 (119 sq mi) and includes Zhijin Old Town as well as Luojie River Scenic Area. The colorful shape, large scale, different forms, is the significant feature of Zhijin Cave landscape. Inside the hole, length of 12.1 kilometers, the relative difference of more than 150 meters, the most wide span have investigated is 175 meters, width in 60 meters to 100 meters, with a total area of more than 70 square meters According to expert investigation, the scale of Zhijin Cave, shape classification, landscape effect are better than France and Yugoslavia’s global water-eroded cave and it is bigger, more complete, and more beautiful.
Address: Guanzhai Township, Zhijin Town, Guizhou(贵州省织金县城东北23公里处的官寨乡)
Open: 08:30 to 17:30 (Mar 1 to Nov 30) Off season: 09:00 to 17:00 Dec 1 to Feb 28)
is a large limestone cave, located in Chongqing
Wulong County, about 190 km from downtown Chongqing. It was regarded as “the most beautiful place underground” in China. Furong Cave has more than 70 kinds of secondary chemical sediment to make rich landscape, which is majestic, exquisitely carved. And it was hailed as “a colorful brilliant underground art palace.”
Furong Cave has two chemical types of rock, carbonate rock and sulfate salt rocks types, and it has wide variety and colorful types of sedimentary, almost contain all sedimentary types including stalactites for more than 70. Such as: stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, coral crystal flowers, etc. Its mineral composition is mainly calcite and gypsum, aragonite, water magnesite stone, and there are many number of most species with perfect form, widely distribute. This landscape currently found in the country, is the most unique, and some types are even rare in domestic, and rare in the world. Furong Cave in 1994 was rated as China’s top cave in more than 100 caves, praised with a reputation for the “king of the cave”, is recognized as the most beautiful scenery in underground.
Address: No.88, Furong Road, Xiangkou Town, Wulong County, Chongqing City(重庆市武隆县巷口镇芙蓉路88号). 190km from downtown Chongqing
Yellow Dragon Cave
Yellow Dragon Cave
is more beautiful than the outside world. Day or night, without fear of rain or wind, all year long, you can delight in its wonderful scenery. The cave is of good beneficial air circulation, and is cool in the summer and war in the winter. Yellow Dragon Cave is one of the foremost scenic areas in Zhangjiajie
, and was rated as one of the first 4A National Tourist Attractions in China. Also it has been honored as magical karst cave both in China and in the world.
Yellow Dragon Cave is the longest one in Asia; it is an incomparable realm of gigantic subterranean chambers, fantastic cave formations, and extraordinary features. Today many of the wonders of Yellow dragon cave are well known, yet the experience of exploring its chambers. is every bit as exciting. The cave remained mystic to local villagers before the first caving adventure took place in 1982; they believe it was the holy home for yellow dragon and spirits. Now the routes are well paved and well lighted. Sturdy walking shoes, flashlights, and water are required when you explore the cave.
Address: the centerpiece of Zhangjiajie, Hunan province.
Open: Mar to Nov：8：00-17：00
Nov to Mar：8：30-16：30
Tenglong Cave Scenic Spot
consist of the water cave, dry cave, carp cave, breeze cave, and Dujia village and three dragon gate, such as the whole cave system is very complex, the total volume is the first in the world, is China’s best tourism caves, in October 2005 awarded by the China national geographic magazine as “the most beautiful place in China”.
Tenglong Cave park has a total area of 69 square kilometers, the southwest derives from the entrance Tenglong cave, connected with Mingyan gorge canyon scenic spot; Northwest to the black hole, connect with Xuezhao river canyon scenic spot, on the whole it distribute from southwest to northeast, is an extension along Qingjiang river valley of long and narrow area. Areas are in the 1000 meters above sea level. The developed main scenic spots are two: one is Tenglong dry cave scenic area; another is water cave scenic spot. The cavern group of Tenglong Cave has a total of five layers from top to bottom, the number of cave is more than 300. There are five peaks in the cave, 10 halls, more than 10 underground waterfalls, no poison air, no snakes and scorpions, no pollution, with a constant temperature 14 to 18 ℃.
Address: No.1. Tenglong Avenue(Teng Long Da Dao腾龙大道),Lichuan City, Hubei Province.
6km from Lichuan city downtown
Snow Jade Cave
Snow Jade Cave
is located in the Ghost City
in the other side of the Yangtze River
, in the Longhe river valleys and above steep cliffs, it is Chongqing famous cave scenic area, covers an area of 15 square kilometers, the rare animals (the monkey, wild boar, chrysolophus pictus, etc.) of scenic spot in caves are in harmony with winding river, waterfall cascades, hanging cliffs attractions, the surrounding has a long Tujia minority customs, forming the unique Longhe river culture. Snow Jade Cave is the high-quality cave in river water-eroded cave scenic spots, is also a emerging wonderful work in the Three Gorges reservoir of the Yangtze River. Snow Jade Cave has total length of 1644 meters, of which 1,161 meters have been explored as tour line.
In fact, Snow Jade Cave is a labyrinth of tunnels and crevices stretching hundreds of meters on different levels, and these complicated passages are always changing and developing. Since the cave has many levels, it has been divided into six separate parts, namely Celebrity Gathering, Heaven on Earth, Update your Life, Northland Scenery, Heavenly Mirage, and Bright Future. You may get a map showing the entire cave complex and good walking paths before entering the cave, so your visit to this labyrinth of the snow world is sure to be an exciting and unforgettable experience.
Address: The left bank of Longhe Valley, Fengdu City, Chongqing
Benxi Water Cave
Benxi Water Cave Scenic Area
, located in Benxi, Liaoning province, is 35 kilometers to the northeast of Benxi. Benxi Water Cavel is a large limestone water filling cave formed millions of years ago, is the longest cave that has water filling in the world, is now developing Underground River for 3000 meters long, and continue flowing on the bottom. The cave river is really enormous. The river is up to 7 meters deep and the passage is up to 38 meters high and 50 meters wide. In the huge entrance hall, a chamber which is 50 meters long and 20 meters wide, and some 3000-year-old human remains were found there. The cave has an underground river with water so clear that the riverbed is always visible.
Composed of six scenic spots-the Water Cave, the Spa Temple, the Tanggou Valley, Mount Guanmen, Mount Tiecha and Mount Miaohou, all distributed in a belt along the Taizi River. With the Benxi Water Cave as the hub, the park fuses mountain, water, cave, spring, lake, and ancient cultural sites together. The entrance of the cave is semilune. Going into the entrance of the cave is a hall with the capacity of one thousand people, the hall on the right side is a 300 meters long dry cave, without chisel represent nature, where is like the dragon palace wonderland.
Address: 30km east of Benxi city, Liaoning Province
Open: 08:30 to 18:00
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