REED FLUTE CAVE
Reed Flute Cave, the Palace of Natural Arts
With only 5 km (3 miles) northwest of the downtown of Guilin, the Reed Flute Cave, also known as "the Palace of Natural Arts”, is a landmark in Guilin. It is a natural limestone cave of over 180 million years old and has been one of Guilin’s most interesting tourist attractions for over 1200 years. The cave got its name from the type of reed growing outside, which can be made into flutes. Reed Flute Cave is filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations. Inside, there are more than 70 inscriptions written in ink, which can be dated back as far as 792 A.D. in the Tang Dynasty.