Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), Guilin

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Descend into a subterranean world of Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), a 180 million-year-old limestone cavern filled mighty stalagmites and stalactites. Colored lights add an array of hues to the jagged ceilings, rugged floors, and shimmering pools within. Keep your eyes for the more than 70 inscriptions that decorate the rock formations and walls--some of these notes from past travelers date all the way back to the 8th century and serve as a testament to the cave's enduring popularity. Take a look at our Guilin online tour planner to schedule your visit to Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • October 4, 2017
    This place was 1 area attraction really worth seeing! Amazing, a must see when in Guilin. Beautiful scenic & breathtaking. The formations & go w/coloring enchanted.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    There are so many Caves in Guilin, and if your time is limited and you could only get one place to visit, pls do not hesitate to go for Reed Flute Cave. The Cave is big enough, around 40-50 mins for a...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    ... but nothing fancy. Visited in the tour package. Easy to visit, give a distorted impression of effect, excessive light and superficial. Too short disco effect!!!
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  • December 13, 2016
    Very impressive. We came during the winter so it was not crowded. The cave is well paved but not suitable for wheelchairs. The cave has a lot of lights that make it look and feel a bit staged. But the formations are so impressive you overlook the music and weird Swan Lake performance.
  • December 12, 2016
    It's overrated, but nice to see. Tour guide is in Chinese so we went ahead on our own. The movie on the ceiling and the dancing on the water were beautiful. It looks not real if you look closely, since it's entirely renovated
  • December 28, 2016
    The tour guide is so professional and very nice. The cave is very beautiful and there are two shows to see in the cave.
  • February 17, 2017
    Stunningly beautiful cave. Very colourful.
  • July 12, 2016
    Great tour! Kids loved it. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. Video on the ceiling was a highlight.

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