Reed Flute Cave, China

A sight to behold
  • 10 Nov - 16 Nov, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • High Life

The Reed Flute Cave, also known as ‘the Palace of Natural Arts,’ is a landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin, Guangxi, China. It is a natural limestone cave with breath-taking multicolour lighting and has been one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years. As a brilliant cave marked on almost all travel itineraries, Reed Flute Cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. The cave is filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites, and other rock formations. Inside, there are more than 70 inscriptions written in ink, which can be dated back as far as 792 AD during the Tang Dynasty. Once entered the cave, the tourists take a U-shaped sight-seeing route and exit it from another cave near the entrance. A single trip lasts about an hour.