Ludi Cave is on the northwestern outskirts of Guilin. It is 5 kilometers far from the downtown. In the Ludi Cave Scenic Spot you could not only enjoy a wonderful cave tour, but also admire scenic rural landscape. The cave is 240 meters deep while the cave tour is 500 meters long. The traces of visitors in the cave could date back to Tang Dynasty. Now the cave has maintained 77 ancient cave paintings.

There is a saying that ‘Guilin’s landscape is the No.1 in the world, while the scenery of Ludi Cave is the best.’ The cave is a pearl in the Guilin’ landscape. It is situated in the southern hillside of Guangming Mountain (Bright Mountain). In this wonderful cave, there are many peculiar-looking stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, Shiman, stone flower. These form over 30 sight spots. According to their shapes, they are named as ‘crystal palace’, ‘dragon pagoda’, ‘primitive forest’ and so on. And these sight spots are well-joined; primary sight spots and secondary sight spots are clear. Besides when you are moving forward, the sight spots are also changing. The whole cave resembles a gorgeous underground palace which is decorated with precious stones, coral and jade.

After decades of construction, the service facilities in the Ludi Cave Scenic Spot become more and more perfect. It has Tourists Information Center, lounges for tourists, ecological parking lot which is over 10, 0000 square meters, elegant garden and five-star toilets. Workers keep improving the design of the lamplights in the cave. They take advantage of modern technology and change the lamplights into a dynamic light show. The new design of the cave will bring visitors the new feelings.

Ludi Cave Attractions

Ludi Cave

Taohua River View Spot (Peach Blossom River)

Feiluan Bridge View Spot

Ludi Cave Story

1. The origin of Ludi Cave

Guangming Mountain in which the Ludi Cave is situated originally named Maomaotou Mountain. In the ancient time, the entrance of Ludi Cave was just a little hole only allowed one person to get through. And the hillside was full of reeds, so people could hardly notice the existence of the cave. Even in the ancient books, there is no record about Ludi Cave. Since the eighth year during the reign of Emperor Zhengyuan in Tang Dynasty, in the cave there are over 70 articles which were written on the wall in total (AD 792). The articles were written by ancient visitors in memory of their visits. From the articles, we can see at the beginning people didn’t know

the existence of Ludi Cave. Although the villagers who lived nearby found the wonderful cave long ago, they did not want to tell strangers. Because the cave was their refuge during wartime, so they did not want others find it.

After the liberation of China, people’s lives become safe and secure. The villagers did not need to seek refuge any more. So they told the local government the existence of the cave. In 1959, according to the information the villagers provided, people began to exploit the cave. In 1962, the cave officially opened. As around the entrance of the cave grow reeds which can make flute, so the cave was named as ‘Reed Flute Cave’.

Jack Li
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