猴耳天坑

Hóu ěr tiān kēng - Hou'er Sinkhole - Monkey Ear Tiankeng


Useful Information

Location: Chengguanzhen, Kaiyang, Guiyang, Guizhou, China
Open: All year daily 9-17.
[2020]
Fee: Adults CNY 28.
[2020]
Classification: KarstTiankeng
Light: n/a
Dimension: Ø=300m, VR=280m.
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility:
Bibliography:
Address: Kaiyang Monkey Ear Tiankeng Scenic Areae, Taozi Nest, Shitou Village, Chengguan Town, Kaiyang County, Guiyang City, Tel: +86-851-87450188.
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History

14-JUL-2018 to 25-AUG-2018 Super Swing installed in the sinkhole.

Description

猴耳天坑 (Monkey Ear Tiankeng) is a huge doline which is part of Monkey Ear Tiankeng Scenic Area with trails and caves. It was lately renamed 开阳石围奇宫 (Kāi yáng shí wéi qí gōng) and was equipped with a zip line and other climbing and bunge jumping activities. It has now transformed from a place of tranquility to an extreme sports mecca. The so-called Super Swing was installed for 40 days in 2018 and it became the uber-hype. In this short time 4,000 people experienced this ride. Hundreds of videos uploaded, thousands of likes, more than 100 million views. The result were 13,000 booking for the next season.

The tiankeng is entered from the nearby parking lot through a river cave. The cave is more or less a show cave, but the main sight is the huge doline, so we listed it as a tiankeng. The cave is well developed with an elevated path high above the river and colored light. But finally the floor of the huge doline is reached, with plants growing on the huge boulders and 280m high limestone walls on all sides. From here three more parts of the cave can be visited.