Jiutian Dong

Jiutian Cave - Nine Openings Cave

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Location: 6km from Kuzhu village. 126km from Zhangjiajie City.
Open: All year daily 8-18.
Fee: Adults CNY 35.
Classification: ExplainKarst cave
Light: electric
Guided tours:  
Address: Jiutian Dong, Zhangjiajie, Sangzhi 416900, Hunan, Tel: +86-533-3680164.
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Jiutian Dong (Nine Openings Cave) is often dubbed Asias #1 cave, and is said to be Asias largest cave, however largest may be defined. It is rather strange to give the size of the cave in hectares, 250 hectares to be correct. We have no idea if it is the floor of the cave or the area covered by the cave system. However, it is neither the longest cave in Asia nor in China, although it is of impressive size.

The cave is really impressive for its wealth of speleothems. There are stalactites, stalagmites, draperies, frostwork, box work and hydromagnesite balloons. With its nine openings it is easily accessible for bats and thus it is an important home to several species of bats.