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Swallow Cave, Jianshui County

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  • Swallow cave was okay ... very large and well-organized tours BUT ... unfortunately it has lost it's natural appeal in many ways. I am more of an adventurous type, so this type of set-up doesn't suit ...  more »
  • This freak of nature and ornitholody is halfway between Jianshui and Gejiu. The karst formations are lure, but what you will want to see are tens of thousands of swallows flying around in spring and s...  more »
  • I was not sure wether to go so had no great expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The stalactites and stalagmites are impressive. I did not see thousands of swallows or hoards of tourists which m...  more »
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  • An interesting place to visit with access by boat or by foot. There are stalactite and stalagmite formations throughout the caves which are beautifully lit up. Some resemble animals and are named as such. Sometimes referred to as Swift caves as well as Swallow caves, the place was once the place where nests were harvested for bird's nest soup. At the entrance to the caves are the names of the intrepid climbers who once had to scale the high cliffs to collect the nests. Nowadays, while the birds still nest in the caves, collecting the nests, hanging signs and climbing is very much put on for the tourists. Each August 8th, 9th and 10th the “Bird Nest Festival” is held. Some local people will climb up the precipitous cliffs to fetch nests. During the three days, many people gather here to attend the risky but exciting event. Worth a visit if you're in the area.
  • Worth visiting, god's creature. However, it is not easy to get there by public transportation. Self-driving is highly recommended.

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