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Longquan Cave
(lóng quán yán 龙泉岩) is located in Lufeng Mountain (lù fēng shān 鹿峰山) in Xingye County (xīng yè xiàn 兴业县), Yulin City (yù lín shì 玉林市) of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (guǎng xī zhuàng zú zì zhì qū 广西壮族自治区). It is said that in the Qing Dynasty (qīng cháo 清朝), a couple dug the cave and then became immortals in the shape of dragons. And the cave got the name for this story and the ever-flowing spring in it.

Longquan CaveLufeng Mountain is a karst stone peak, covered by thick vegetations, at the foot of which there is the Longquan Cave. The cave is unique among all the karst caves. It is more than 1200 meters long, made up by some small caves and the underground river. Longquan Cave can be divided into two parts, namely, the upper part and the lower part.

Within the area of the lower part, there is a zigzag stream flowing, which is about 1000 meters long. In the river bed, there are sands and small stones. Walking along the river, the scenery is changeable.

While for the upper part, it is a dry, consisting of five connected halls. Each hall can hold tens of thousands people. In the cave, there are large quantities of stalactites, stalagmites, stone curtain and flowers, which are in different shapes. On the wall of the cave, there are stalactites hanging, some are like the waterfall, some are like the forests, and some are like candles. Stepping up along the stairs, there is a acclivitous hall, on the ground of which there are stone pillars, mushrooms erupting. Continue to stepping up, there is a hemicycle hall, in which there are more stalactites. Some are like Persian blinds, neat and grace and some are like embroider and carvings, delicate and beautiful. Then along the 52 steps, there is a large hall called the Dragon King's Palace (lóng gōng 龙宫). In the hall, it is full of solid sculptures in eyes.

Longquan CaveThere are uncountable scenic spots in the cave, each one are with their own characteristics. Together with the fairy tales, it takes you to a fantastic world, and makes you can’t help admiring the secret workings of the nature.

Longquan Cave
Location: Chenghuang Town (chéng huáng zhèn 城隍镇), Xingye County, Yulin City
Admission fee: CNY 25
Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Transportation: you can take bus in Yulin to Chenghuang, and then hire a car to Longquan Cave
 

 

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