Lotus Cave, located three kilometers (1.9 miles) northeast of Xingping Town in Yangshuo, is praised profusely for its stunning Karst cave landscape, especially the 108 cave lotuses, a remarkable spectacle highly recommended by travelers from home and abroad.
The Karst cave is over 600 meters (656 yards) long, 38 meters (125 feet) high at its highest and 25 meters (27 yards) across at its widest. It is bottle-like, with the mouth of the cave as its narrowest part. Highlighted by its unique speleothems, the following sights in Lotus Cave cannot be overlooked:
At the entrance, a cluster of stalactites hanging upside down in the shape of lotus petals is rather conspicuous. This is the famous sight called 'the Lotus Petals Suspended Upside Down'. Anyone who notices the lotus blossom will be fascinated by this masterpiece of nature.
100 meters (110 yards) from the entrance, two slots in the cave wall zigzag into the innermost depths of Lotus Cave and resemble two flying dragons, and are called the 'Two Dragons Creeping out the Cave'. A slice of stalactite which can make melodious sounds when knocked is beautifully named the 'Stone of Heptachord'.
Certainly, fascinating sights in Lotus Cave are not limited to those mentioned above. This fascinating limestone cave is an excellent attraction for travelers who are seeking a cave expedition while traveling in Yangshuo.
How to get to Lotus Cave
|Entrance Fee||CNY 35|
|Opening Hours||8:30 - 18:00|
|Recommended Time for a Visit||1h|