Crown Cave is located in Caoping Hui Nationality
village, 29km south of Guilin city. The cave gets its name because
it looks like a crown. The cave 's stream runs out of a remarkable
gate and straight into the Li River. It has attracted and inspired
many writers and scholars for hundreds of years. Xu Xiake, an ancient
traveler in China, explored the cave in 1637 and is regarded as
the first visitor to this cave.
The cave runs a distance of 12 km, with 9km of the inner cave still
being unexplored. It is further divided into four caves connecting
with each other. There are stalagmite and stalactite protruding
from the top of the outer cave, giving it a spacious and bright
appearance. Because it was closed up much of the time, the cave
is well preserved. Inside the cave, stalagmites stand here and there,
grotesque and imposing, leading people into a fairyland. An underground
stream up to 10 meters deep originates from Haiyang Mountain and
empties into the Li River.
Magic world of colors inside Crown Cave Mysterious magnificent crown-like
The cave has entered the Guinness world record
book for its numerous ways to explore the cave, more than any other
in the world. It is equipped with a sightseeing elevator, small
trains, sampans, and sightseeing roller coasters. In addition you
can sail into the cave from the Li River. The purple mist, dramatic
hanging stalactites, combine to create a kind of poetic charm that
will touch you and leave you a lasting experience.