Reed Flute Cave Travel Guide
Reed Flute Cave is located at the northwestern part of Guilin, the cave is one of the best and typical examples of tropical karst cone which conceals within it.
The script writers and set designers for Star Trek would have a field day in this cavernous underground stalactite/stalagmite maze-style theater. The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes.
The dropping water is rich and the dripstones are not only in various types but also in big size, displaying a wonderful cave world. This cave was called "the Art Gallery of Mother Nature" Colored fluorescent lights which cast shadows and illuminate shapes of imaginary animals, fruits and vegetables complete the unworldly effect.
For some of these fantastic spots, you need to use your imagination, but the story behind each is quite fun. It´s a pleasure to listen to romantic stories or fairy tales whilst appreciating the fantastic stone formations.
Can be reached by bus No. 3, 58(free), or by ten minutes drive (half hour bike ride) from downtown.
Recommended Time for a Visit: Three hours.
Get some reed flutes for friends and remember to bargain with the vendor for a better price.