罗妹莲花洞

Luō mèi liánhuā dòng - Luomei Lotus Cave


Useful Information

Location: Off Leya Highway, Leye County, Baise City.
(24.772204, 106.550675)
Open: All year daily 8-17.
[2021]
Fee: Adults CNY 60.
[2021]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System LightColoured Light
Dimension:
Guided tours: L=970 m, W=10-50 m, H=1.5-20 m, Ar=20,000 m².
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Address: Luō mèi liánhuā dòng, 206 Provincial Rd, Leye County, Baise, Guangxi, Tel: +86-776-792-7749.
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History

1978 cave discovered.

Description

罗妹莲花洞 (Luō mèi liánhuā dòng, Luomei Lotus Cave) is one of dozens Lotus Caves in China. This one is located in Leye Luomei und is named after its 296 spectacular lotus basins. These are pools with islands, which are covered by calcite crystals. The islands are often formed as rimstone dams. The calcite grows mostly at the surface of the water forming huge petals which actually resemble lotus flowers. The largest lotus basin has a diameter of 9.4 m, is called the king of lotus basins and said to be the largest in the world. There are numerous varieties, some pots are overlapped, there are pots in the pots, and the pots have pillars or stalagmites in the center. It is said to be the largest group of lotus basins in the world.

The cave has two levels, the upper is fossil and has numerous spectacular speleothems. Beneath stalactites and stalagmites there are flowstones resembling waterfalls and shawls. The lower level is a river cave and the place of the namesake lotus basins. The passages are huge, between 10 m and 50 m wide, and between 1.5 m and 20 m high.