China | Guilin

Reed Flute Cave Guilin

China Discovery Tour

Guilin | China

12 Jan 2020 | Sun

Day 16 of 18

  • Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Li River Pedestrian Walk
  • Reed Flute Cave Guilin
  • Flight | Guilin to Shanghai
  • Meet Shanghai Tour Guide (Laura) & Driver
  • The Yangtze Boutique Shanghai Hotel

Reed Flute Cave Guilin

Reed Flute Cave Guilin is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. The cave is located in the city of Guilin, in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Reed Flute Cave is named after the reeds that grow inside of it. The reeds are used to make flutes. The cave is also known for its stalactites and stalagmites. It is over 180 million years old.

The Reed Flute Cave has been a tourist destination for centuries. It was first mentioned in a poem written during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The poem described the cave as a “fairyland”. Today, the cave is lit up with neon lights and has a musical fountain show.

The Reed Flute Cave, also known as “the Palace of Natural Arts,” is a landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin, Guangxi, China.

The cave got its name from the type of reed growing outside, which can be made into flutes. Reed Flute Cave is filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations. Inside, there are more than 70 inscriptions written in ink, which can be dated back as far as 792 AD in the Tang Dynasty. These aged inscriptions tell us that it has been an attraction in Guilin since ancient times. It was rediscovered in the 1940s by a group of refugees fleeing the Japanese troops. Nowadays, multicolored lighting artificially illuminates the cave.

– Wikipedia Reed Flute Cave

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