Diehongqiao (Overlapping Rainbow Bridge), 45 km from Yiling.
|Classification:||Karst cave Dragon Cave|
|Light:||Incandescent Electric Light System|
|Guided tours:||V=250,000/a |
|Address:||Wolongdong, Jiuxiang Scenic Spots, Management Bureau, Yiliang 652114, Yunnan|
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Wolongdong (Sleeping Dragon Cave) is entered through a huge portal called Terrestrial Gate. From the entrance the cave floor lies 120 m below and is reached by a spiral staircase which goes down in nine turns. The cave was named after the cave river Maitian River, which is said to wind its way through the cave like a sleeping dragon.
The main sight of the cave is a 30 m high waterfall with two parallel falls called Lovers' Waterfalls. It was named so by the locals, as it resembles two loyal and faithful lovers coming from a distance hand in hand and jumping from the cliff together to die for love. During flood season the river rises and the two waterfalls converge and become one.
Another fine sight is the Mysterious Land, also called the Saint Terraced Fields. This exceptional and rare formation is called rimstone pools. It is rare in China and this are the only rimstone pools in Yunnan.