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Yellow Dragon Cave, Zhangjiajie

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Monstrous in size and allegedly home to a dragon, Yellow Dragon Cave spreads across an area of some 48 hectares (120 acres). This humongous cave system extends some 15 km (9.3 mi) and usually takes two hours to explore, as you traverse some 1,800 steps. Admire LED-lit stalagmites and stalactites grown over millions of years, and marvel at a 50 m (160 ft) high waterfall that seems to come out of nowhere. With an underground lake and its 4,000 sq m (43,000 sq ft) chamber, the tour includes an otherworldly underground river boat ride. Due to the size and lack of facilities in the caves, be sure to use the restroom beforehand. Make Yellow Dragon Cave part of your personalized Zhangjiajie itinerary using our Zhangjiajie trip maker .
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  • Prior to the cave entrance, you get to walk pass a garden, a couple of watermills, and see a protected old Salamander. The cave itself is dark, cold and huge. My Yichang guide says it is possibly the ...  more »
  • A fabulous place that transports us and makes us realize the magnitude of the time. Millions of years required for the creation of a stalactite or a stalagmites. On foot and by boat with a guide I recommend. It was amazing the cellar were we realized the wide time needed to build it has stalactites and stalagmites. We visiting the cellar in walking and in boat. My guide was awesome.
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  • You can never be sure of the weather in zhangjiajie so when the rain and clouds come this is a great activity. For 100yuan or roughly $20 aud you pay the entry fee for this giant cave and boat ride. W...  more »

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An abundance of accommodations can be found across Zhangjiajie, but the most popular with international tourists sit on either bank of the Lishui River. Whether you're looking for a luxury hotel or a simple guesthouse, the waterfront areas and adjoining streets remain the primary places to look. Ziwu Road the north of the city center also offers a range of accommodations to choose from, and good connections to the main natural sights in the surrounding landscape. To stay closer to the national park, stay in the town of Wulingyuan, located near the park's main sights.
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