Reed flute cave, located in the northwest suburb of Guilin, is 5 kilometers away from the city center. It is a famous scenic spot for its fantastic stalactite cave and charming idyllic scenery, and it is recommended by the world tourism organization as one of the “world tourism scenic spots”. Reed flute cave is 240 meters deep and 500 meters long with a large number of colorful and exquisite shape composed by stalactite such as primeval forest, crystal palace, mountains of flower and fruit, inscriptions on the cave wall and so on. So it is also known as the “palace of art of nature”. Since the Tang dynasty, it has become an attraction. After being developed in 1959, It has been equipped with a restaurant, teahouse, waterside pavilion, lake pool, bridge, and cruise boat with flowers and trees. So, it is a must-visit destination for visitors.
Basic Facts about the Reed Flute Cave:
- Reed flute cave is also known as “state guest cave”, because since it opened as a scenic spot, many leaders have paid a visit to reed flute cave, such as Deng xiaoping, Li peng and other Chinese leaders, as well as former us presidents Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter and other more than 80 heads of state and government.
- Reed flute caveis a natural cave, which formed in a long time. onemillion years ago, it was an ancient underground lake, and due to the earth movement and the uplift of the mountain, the underground lake became a cave. Later, groundwater formed by rainwater flows along many crushed zones in the mountain, dissolving the calcium carbonate in the rocks into a solution containing carbonate and calcium ions. When water flows from a crack of the rock into a cave, it evaporates, only leaving calcium carbonate. The precipitation crystallization with Calcium ions have formed the stalactites after years of accumulation.
How to Buy Entrance Tickets:
- Price of tickets: CNY 90
- Opening time:
|Peak Season (Apr.1st to Oct.31st )||07:30-18:00|
|Low Season (Nov.1st to Mar.31st )||08:00-17:30|
When is the best time to visit?
It is a famous and fantastic scenic spot that is suitable to visit all year around. But if you want to have a better experience, you’d better visit avoid the official holiday in China.
Tips: Visitors had better avoid the official holiday in China, because many Chinese citizens choose to travel on official holidays to ease the pressure of their work. As a result, many Chinese tourist attractions are overcrowded and traffic jams are common. Therefore, visiting China at this time will bring tourists a less pleasant travel experience.
Official Holidays in China
|Chinese New Year||Around January or February|
|Labor Day||May1st -3rd|
|Summer vacation(for students)||July-August31st|
|Mid-Autumn Festival||Around mid-September|
|National Day||October 1st-7th|
How to get to the Reed Flute Cave?
- Visitors can take Bus No.3, 13 and 58 and get off at the Reed Flute Cave Station.
- City sightseeing bus is also available for visitors to get to the Reed Flute Cave.