灵芝洞

Língzhī Dòng - Yiyuan Lingzhi Cave


Useful Information

Location: Tumen Town, Yiyuan County, Zibo City.
(36.266889, 118.073283)
Open: All year daily 7:30-18.
[2021]
Fee: Adults CNY 30.
[2021]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave SpeleothemCave Coral Middle Ordovician thick micrite limestone
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System LightColoured Light
Dimension: L=120 m, A=450 m asl.
Guided tours: L=180 m, D=1 h, St=74, St=140 (outside).
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Address: Yiyuan Lingzhi Cave, Tumen Town, Yiyuan County, Zibo City, Tel: +86-533-3686088.
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History

FEB-1991 begin of cave development.
01-MAY-1991 opened as a show cave.

Description

灵芝洞 (Yiyuan Lingzhi Cave) is named after the Lingzhi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), as many speleothems in the cave resemble this mushrooms. There are so called cav corals, which often resemble corals, but sometimes also look like mushrooms or bulbs. They have a thin foot and get thicker, sometimes with a bulbous head, sometimes with a flat head. In this cave they have a thick head and a sort of rim or hat, similar to the namesake mushrooms.

The cave has six chambers with a pool with clear water and stone flowers, stalactites, and stalagmites.