Qilin Cave

Useful Information

Location: Guizhou, northwest side of the city
Open: No restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:  
Address: Qilin Cave.
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Qianlin Park is a typical tower karst landscape with forested hills and limestone towers. It is located in the middle of the province capital Guiyang, only 3 km from the city center. Qianlin mountain offers a lot for day visitors from the city, the Hongfu Buddhist temple, a cable car, Qinlin lake, the zoo, Qilin cave, two dams, and Sanlin Bay. The hill is full of monkeys, which seem to be the most popular thing to photograph.

Qilin Cave is a natural cave chamber, which was often used during history and has now become a sort of historic museum. During the the Chinese Civil War, the Chinese generals Zhang Xueliang and Yang Hucheng were imprisoned inside the cave. The exhibition room displays articles used by the two generals. General Zhang Xueliang was imprisoned by Chiang Kai-shek from 1941 to 1942. General Yang Hucheng was imprisoned around the same time, and finally he and his family were killed by Chiang in 1949. Both generals were captured after the Xi'an Incident