Reed Flute Cave (pinyin: Lu Di Yan) is located in the northwest suburb of Guilin City. It is a famous landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin. With the length of 240 meters, it is a natural limestone cave with numerous stalagmites, stalactites and stalagnates with different sizes and shapes. The cave seems to be a fairyland with multicolored lighting so it enjoys the reputation of “Palace of Natural Arts”. The cave got its name from the reeds growing outside which can be used to make melodious flutes.
The cave had been visited since Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD). The cave was found in 1959 and now become a must-see attraction in Guilin. About 70 inscriptions, dated back to Tang Dynasty, are said to be travelogues and poems written by then visitors. Before China’s liberation in 1949, this unique cave had been found by the nearby villagers. The villagers kept is as a secret, because they used it as a shelter from wars.
Entering the natural entrance, visitors takes a U-shaped touring route to see the different stalagmites, stalactites and stalagnates with various sizes and shapes. The light makes the cave like an amazing fairyland. Wandering around the cave and enjoying the magnificent beauty of the cave, you will have a wonderful experience in the cave. The exit next to entrance was digged artificially before opening to public in 1960s.
As one of top tourist attractions in Guilin, Reed Flute Cave will not disappoint tourists. It takes you near one hour to visit the whole cave.
Admission Fee: 60RMB
Open Time: 7:30 – 18:00 (April to October), 8:00 – 17:30 (November to the following March)