Our guide Lynn suggested that we visit one very famous cave in Guilin. According to her the rock pillars and rock formations have existed for hundreds of years. Like most tourist sites in Guilin, to enter one must purchase tickets. We paid about CNY90 per ticket to enter the caves.
The Reed Flute Cave is a brilliant cave which got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes.
Inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition.
It is a Chinese habit to give each formation a legendary or poetic name such as Crystal Palace, Dragon Pagoda, Virgin Forest, Flower and Fruit Mountain and other interesting names.
Can you spot a face in the rock formation?
Both the stories and the lighting add mystery to the scene. This one for example is known as the snow castle. Reflections of the rock formations on the water was really, really a beauty!!