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Reed Flute Cave

As one of the numerous natural caves in Guilin,Reed flute cave is the most sight-worthy anf renowed one that any vistor cannot miss.It is five kilometers northwest of the downtown of Guilin,on the southern shoulder of the Guangming Hill(Bright hill).The name of the cave was derived from reed grass,which grew in front of the cace abd was used to make flutes with melodious sound.The cave is over 240meters deep and the U-shape tour route is about 500meters.It takes visitors approximately 45 minues to walk through the entire cave.

What make Reed Flute Cave so marvelous are the stalactites stalagmites and stone coclumns inside the cave,The formation were created by dripping water over thousands of years.According to some geological researches,there was an underground lake one million years ago.It gradually turned into the cave as a result of the enhancement of the mountain and decline of the water level.Besides the terrific natural scenery,there are over 70 ancient stone inscriptions that can be found in the cave.They are travelogues and poems written by Tang  Dynasty(618-907)literaati who visited the cave and wanted to leave their thoughts for future visitors.

 

Gold water cave

The Gold water cave is not far fom Moon Hill.The whole cave is about 3km long and runs through 3 mountains and comes out on the other side.It'sthe most extensive unaltered subterranean micro cocmos in this area,full of narrow maze-like and sometimes dangerous passages.

You will see various stalactites and stalagmites.There are some fossils and you might see some fish.You can enjoy a shower under the waterfall.It's also an excellent place for river wading.The most exciting attraction for this trip is taking a muddy bath in a natural muddy pool.The water in the cave is 0.5m deep with gentle,flowing mud which is clean and safe.Don't forget to slide down the muddy clay and take a mud bath.A natural mud bath is great fun and also good for your skin.More less know inner caves await the bolder visitors. 

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