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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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  • October 1, 2017
    Been to many caves, this one can still fascinate me. Big cave with underground water with a boat ride. Was told it has one of the highest stalagmites in the world. Need strong legs/knees as there are ...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    It is a huge cave that largest part can be bigger than baseball fields. But entrance is smaller and pass is like maze. So please do not give up to go deep, even you are too tired for up and down steps...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    Yellow Dragon Cave...nice, but doesnt look natural anymore with all the human improvements inside the cave, altering the natural landscape granite stairs and engraved balusters throughout the whole ca...  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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