Benxi Water Cave

Benxi Water Cave National Park


Useful Information

Location: On the shore of Taizi River. 35 km from Benxi (Pen-hsi, Pen-ch'i or Penki), Liaoning Province. Southeast of Shenyang.
Open: All year daily 8-17.
[2005]
Fee: Adults RMB 50.
[2005]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave Speleologyriver cave.
Light: electric
Dimension:
Guided tours: V=800,000/a [2005]
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Address: Benxi Water Cave National Park, 117100 Benxi, Liaoning, Tel: +86-41-4284-5715, +86-41-4489-1288, Fax: +86-41-4489-1242.
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History

1983 opened to the public.
10-JAN-1994 made a National Park.

Description

Benxi Water Cave is a huge cave system located at the Taizi River. It is part of the Benxi Water Cave National Park.

The entrance is a huge portal, 25 m wide and 7 m high. Right behind the entrance follows a huge chamber with a pier big enough for 40 boats. Visitors enter the boats and the rest of the cave visit is done by boat.

The cave river is really enormous, with an average production of 230 liter per second. The river is up to 7 m deep and the passage is up to 38 m high and 50 m wide. In the huge entrance hall, a chamber wich is 50 m long and 20 m wide, 3000 years old human remains were found.