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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. Add Yellow Dragon Cave to your Zhangjiajie travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Zhangjiajie vacation planner.
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  • The cave has a lot of cool and really big attractions and even cave boat ride! Unbelievably expensive insured seats purity and. .. The thing can't understand the explanation of the Guide Downer ㅜ ㅜ strongly recommended!
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  • One of the largest cave I've ever seen. The cool air inside the cave was a much welcomed respite from the summer heat. Walking through the cave takes 2 hours, going up and down the many flights of sta...  more »
  • I visited on a very hot summer day and the cool cave air was very nice. The cave is large and takes over 2 hours to walk through. It is beautiful and you should definitely visit.  more »

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Where to stay in Zhangjiajie

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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