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Reed Flute Cave

Reed Flute Cave is a marvelous cave with a stunning world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition since 180 million years ago. And illuminated by colored lighting, this fantastic world of stunning sceneries is found in many variations along 240 meters long cave. Walking through the serried stone pillars on changing spots, a feeling of here is the paradise Gods live. This natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting has been one of the Guilin’s “Must see” marvelous attractions for over 1,200 years, and got the name from the type of reed growing outside, which could be made into melodious flutes.

Each formation in the cave has a legendary or poetic name, such as Crystal Palace, Dragon Pagoda, Virgin Forest, Flower and Fruit Mountain etc. you have to use your imagination to get through these names with the formations, besides, the story behind each is quite fun worth to listen. It will be a nice experience with these marvelous formations while listening to the interesting stories behind. Moreover, as you entered the cave, you will find it will be hard to take pictures for the light inside is not sufficient for exposure. Fortunately, at some famous spots, such as Crystal Palace or Flower and Fruit Mountain, special photography is offered at 20 yuan for one picture. Some other highlights must be the 70 inscriptions on the cave wall which are said to be travelogues and poems derived from the Tang Dynasty.

Reed Flute Cave Notes

Travel Care: Outside the cave, there are many vendors who sell the red flutes. If you want to buy some, remember to bargain for the better price.

Admission Fee: CNY 90

Opening Hours: 08:00 to 17:30

Recommended Time for a Visit: Three hours

Bus Route: 3, 58