• Gregory Michiels

Top 4 /caves to visit in the Guilin area (Guilin,Yangshuo,Xingping)

Updated: Mar 6, 2018

1) Guilin Reed flute cave - (芦笛岩 Ludi Yan)

Reed flute cave:Amazing gallery of natural sculptures

(limestone cave formations),been Guilin main attraction for

more then 1000 years and rated top 4 tourist sites in Guilin

enhanced by multicolored lighting.

The highlight of the cave would be the crystal palace (see picture)

Perfect for rainy days or hot weather.


How to get there ?

Bus routes: buses nr. 3 and 213

Entrance fee:110 RMB

Opening hours: Apr. to Nov.: 7:30-18:00 Dec. to Mar.: 08:00 to 17:30



2) Crown cave:

Crown Cave, also known as Guanyan Cave, is located in Caoping Town about 37 km (23 miles) south of Guilin and about 56 km (35 miles) north of Yangshuo .


How to get there?

Get a bus to crown cave from Guilin main bus station +/- 40 min

Entrance fee:

CNY 80 for adults : CNY 40 for children between 1.2 and 1.5 m (3.9 - 4.9 ft); Free for children below 1.2m.

Opening hours: 8:30 - 16:30 Note: The fares for admission, elevator, tramcar, and boat are included.

3)Silver cave:

Silver Cave is located in Maling Town of Lipu County, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) south to the city center of Guilin and 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Yangshuo. It's the largest karst cave in Guilin and fully shows the charm of the typical karst landform in south China.

Entrance fee: 50yuan per person (half price for children between 1.00m-1.40m, free for children shorter than 1.00m) .

Opening hours: 8:30-17:30


How to get there?

You can take a bus from the opposite of Yangshuo Park to Silver Cave, and the buses leave at 8:30, 9:30, 11:30, 14:30 and 16:30 or rent a scooter

Entrance fee: 80 rmb

4) Lotus cave:

Lotus cave is located +/-3km in the northeast of xingping ,a 30 min bicycle ride from Xingping Follow direction high speed train station.Maybe not the best cave in the area,but lotus shaped stalagmites are worth a visit during a very hot day or rainy day.

Entrance fee: 45RMB

Opening Hours: 08:30-18:00


How to get there?

As there is bus going to the the lotus cave,the easiest way would be bicycle or by scooter.




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