Crown Cave, located in Caoping
Village, 29km south of Guilin city, is one of
the most famous tourist spots along Li River.
Taking the shape of a crown, this cave, standing
on the bank of the Li River, for hundreds of years,
has attracted countless poets, scholars and nobles.
In 1637, Xu Xiake, an ancient traveler in China,
visited here and was regarded as the first visitors
to this cave.
The cave lasts for 12km, and
only 3km near the river is explored. Due to the
perennial obturation, the cave was well preserved.
Inside the cave, stalagmites stand here and there,
grotesque and imposing, leading people into a
fairyland. An underground stream originating from
Mt. Haiyang empties into the Li River from this
cave, with the deepest spot over 10 meters. Equipped
with automatic light and sound control guide system,
the cave now looks more enchanting than ever.
Besides, modern facilities such as railroad car,
yacht and sightseeing elevator provide convenience
Rafting on the river, people
not only can enjoy the wonderful sceneries in
the cave, but also can experience the pleasure
Visitors can go there by
taking a bus at Guilin or making a stop at the
Crown Cave Dock during your sailing along the