Bailong hill, Mile County, Yunnan Province.
200 km south of Kunming.
(N 24°11'55.2", E 103°20'59.7")
|Classification:||Karst cave Middle Triassic calcareous dolomite|
|Dimension:||A=1,500 m asl., L=2,500 m.|
|Guided tours:||L=1118.8 m, V=70,000/a [1992-2002]|
Jing Wang, Lin-hua Song (2003):
Effect of soil-rock system on speleothems weathering in Bailong Cave, Yunnan Province, China
Journal of Zhejiang University Science, J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2005 March; 6(3): 202-207. Published online 2005 February 20. doi: 10.1631/jzus.2005.B0202. online
|Address:||Bailong Dong, Bailong Cave Tourism Administration, Mile County, Yunnan|
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|1988||opened as a show cave.|
Bailong Dong (White Dragon Cave) is located inside the dolomite of the Bailong hill, in a subtropical semi-humid climate with an average temperature of 17.3 °C and an average precipitation of 970 mm. The cave has two levels, both are shown on the tour.
The upper level is 477 m long, a passage with many speleothems, with a big chamber called Heaven Hall. This chamber was formed by the collapse of the floor between both levels, and thus forms a connection between the levels. This huge abyss is crossed on Heaven Bridge (L=19 m, H=20 m). Then the path still follows the upper level to the end, where the descent to the lower level is. This level runs almost parallel an so the visitors returnto where they started, just lower. This lower level has some more twists and so this part is 642 m long.