Seven-Star Cave

On September 6, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Guilin, More Cities, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

Seven-Star Cave is a vast limestone cave complex in Seven-Star Park. The cave derives its name from the fact the main karst limestone peaks roughly resemble the stars of the Big Dipper constellation. The earliest exploration of the Seven-Star Cave dates back to the Tang Dynasty about 1,300 years ago. The cave has a year-round temperature of about 20o C. The maximum ceiling height is 27 meters, and the maximum width is 49 meters. A concrete and stone tour path of approximately 1,000 meters runs through the cave between its entrance and exit points. Artificial lighting for walkways and displays has been installed throughout the cave with intermittent colored lighting accents. Various rocky formations have descriptive names, such as “A Natural Fresco” and “The Chessboard”. During the Japanese invasion of China in World War II, Guilin residents took refuge in the cave.

The Lijiang River (in Guangxi)

Jack Li

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