Reed Flute Cave is near the Peach Blossom River in the North-west of Guilin. The main shopping part of the city is about 7km away. The cave gets its name from the reeds that grow near the cave being used to make flutes. The cave takes about an hour to explore. It is said to be the most famous cave in all of China.
The stalactites and stalagmites are part of many unusual rock formations These are illuminated by coloured lights along the U shaped route that visitors follow. Parts of the rock are given names dating back to local stories and their resemblance to other things found in nature.
There are more than 70 inscriptions written in ink in the cave, which date back to 792 AD during the Tang Dynasty. The cave opened to the public in 1962 and has since been visited by millions of guests.