Mother Nature has created places of untold beauty. Dazzling waterfalls, deep caves, hidden beaches and underground lakes are only several mentions of what nature is capable of. Perhaps, we shall never be able to discover its complete vastness. However, by accident, we can stumble across some of its greatest beauties. The Reed Flute Cave is one such beauty. It is a landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin, Guangxi, China.
The Reed Flute Cave is also known as the Palace of Natural Arts. It is located five kilometers away from the center of the city and is considered one of the most amazing scenic spots in Guilin. According to the legend, the cave received its name in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) due to the numerous reeds growing outside the cave. People thought they could fashion them in flutes and even today children can be see near the cave’s entrance selling reed flutes that they had crafted themselves.
The Reed Flute Cave is 240 meters long. It stands out because of the marvelous stalactites, stalagmites, and columns that were formed inside the cave. They were created during the span of thousands of years by dripping water, shaped into forms such as stone pillars, stone curtains, birds, plants and animals. All of them glisten in colorful lights and the cave itself resembles a fairytale, underground palace. Some of these structures have even been give names such as Pines in the Snow, Mushroom Hill, Dragon Pagoda, Sky-Scraping Twin, Virgin Forests , Red Curtain.
It takes visitors approximately one hour to visit the entire Red Flute Cave. It has an U-shape and the two entrances are near one another. Visitors can see over 70 ancient stone inscriptions in the caves. All of these writings, made in ink, tell the history of the cave during the Tang Dynasty.
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