桃花源

Taohuayuan - Peach Blossom Spring - Peach Blossom Park


Useful Information

Location: Youyang Taohuayuan Scenic Area, 232 Taoyuan Road, Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County
Motorway G65, Fuxidong exit, 210 Provincial Road,
(28.860712, 108.761666)
Open: All year daily 9-17:30.
[2022]
Fee: Adults CNY 100, Children (1.2-1.4 m) CNY 50, Children (<1.2) free, Seniors (61-65) CNY 50, Seniors (66+) free.
[2022]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System LightColoured Light
Dimension: Taigu Cave: L=3 km,
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: partly
Bibliography:
Address: Youyang Taohuayuan Scenic Area, 232 Taoyuan Road, Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County, Chongqing 409899, Tel: +86-23-7553-2359.
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History


Description

桃花源 (táohuāyuán, Peach Blossom Spring) is a park built around the resurgence with numerous caves and peach trees. When following the river upstream you reach the spring which is actually a huge through cave named 桃花源 (Peach Blossom Spring). Behind the cave the park continues in a huge, 370 m long and 140 m wide doline, a collapsed section of the cave. Then the second section of the cave is reached which is called 伏義洞 (fú yì dòng, Fuyi Cave). It is also known as Fuxi Cave. There is also a cave called 大酉洞 (Dà yǒu dòng, Daeyou-dong, Dayou Cave) or Taigu Cave. The entrance fee includes the park, the caves, and the Shangri-La Park.

As always the Chinese bundle sites and call them "scenic areas". We have no idea why they bundled a park with show cave with a historic replica city of the local Qin culture. Also, the locations given are quite strange and differ greatly. We have given the entrance to the park, and as far as we could determine there is also a ticket office. As far as we understand there are no separate tickets for cave and historic town though. Like always the tour is a lot of walking, which is done self-guided with name plates at the stalagmites in Chinese. Like always we recommend booking a tour with a local tour operator.