Baixiangdong

White Elephant Cave


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Location: Diehongqiao (Overlapping Rainbow Bridge), 45km from Yiling. Kunming Prefecture.
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Classification:  Karst cave
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Address: Baixiangdong, Tel: +86-, Fax: +86-,
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History


Description

Baixiangdong (White Elephant Cave) has a huge hall called the Lion's Hall. The chamber is one of the biggest caverns in china, named after a huge stalagmite formation at the entrance, which looks like a sitting lion from inside the chamber. Inside the 200m wide and 10,000m² big chamber are a stage and a subterranean ballroom of 2,000m².

The cavern is regularly used for concerts, which is obviously a good way to promote the caves. There are classical concerts with the Kunming Symphony Orchestra. Additionally there is a rock exhibition and and a fossil exhibition in this chamber.

The next hall is called Fairy Tale Palace. Unlike the Lion's Hall this one is full of speleothems. Typical for China is the coloured light.

Although the tourist part is dry, there is a cave river called Maitian River which can be heard during the tour. Outside the cave is a 200m high natural bridge right above the cave.


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