冠岩

Guanyan Cave - Crown Cave


Useful Information

Location: Caoping Village, 29 km south of Guilin city.
(25.052099, 110.453859)
Open: All year daily 8:30-16:30.
[2021]
Fee: Adults CNY 80, Children (120-150 cm) 40, Children (<120 cm) free.
[2021]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave SpeleologyRiver Cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System LightColoured Light
Dimension: L=12,000 m.
Guided tours: L=3,000 m, D=60 min.
Trail: L=1,000 m.
Train: L=500 m, Max=108, Train Length=30 m.
Bamboo Boat: L=700 m, Max=12.
Elevator: H=36 m.
Slide: L=500 m, S=15 m/s.
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Address: Crown Cave, Yanshan District, Guilin, Guangxi, Tel: +86-, Fax: +86-,
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History

1637 first explored by Xu Xiake.
12-NOV-1985 Chinese British caving expedition connects Crown Cave with Nanxu River Cave.
1995 cave opened as a show cave.
1999 first domestic electric sightseeing slide built.
28-JUN-2000 first domestic electric sightseeing slide opened.

Description

冠岩 (Guangyan, Crown Cave) is located on the bank of the Li River. It is known for centuries and has attracted countless poets, scholars and nobles. In 1637 this cave was visited by Xu Xiake, an early traveler. He is regarded the first visitor to this cave. This is a river cave with a great portal at the Li River.

The show cave is very well developed, with numerous weird vehicles. It may be visited by boat, bamboo raft, elevator, train, and slide. They say it is listed in the Guinness book of World Records for the greatest variety of transport. We guess it's in the Chinese edition. However, we never heard about slides before. It seems this is a unique slide with electric engine and the possibility to modify the speed.