The Reed Flute Cave
The Reed Flute Cave known as "the Palace of Natural Arts", is located in the northwest of Guilin City , 5 km away from the city center. Tourists began to visit here in the Tang Dynasty. The cave was opened to public in 1962, famed as the Palace of Natural Art. There are 77 stone inscriptions covering many years of history. According to a legend, Reed Flute Cave got its name because people believed that the reed by the cave's mouth could be made into flutes. The length of the Reed Flute Cave is 240 meters deep, the maximum height 18 meters, the widest point 93 meters. It offers a majestic fairyland of karst caves with landscape and rural scenery. The cave is highly praised as the ' Huge Art Palace of the Nature'. Usually, the visiting takes about 1-2 hours by walk, a pair of comfortable shoes is a must.