Zhanggong Cave

By Kelly PangUpdated Mar. 18, 2021

This is one the most popular caves in Yixing according to TripAdvisor in 2016. Tourists like it because it is big, and they can walk through 72 caverns. Many tourists like the bright colorful lights.

Wuxi Three Kingdoms CityZhanggong Cave is just one of the scenic attractions around Wuxi.

Cave Park Highlights

The brightly lit cave has some cave rafting as does Shanjuan. There is a small temple in front. There is also a ceramics demonstration.

Reportedly, there are 72 small caverns, and the temperature in each cave is different. The first cave is known as 'Sea House', and it is full of fantastic rocks, stone pillars, stone sheets and stone flowers. After that is the Sea King Pillar that is also the center of the Zhanggong cave system. Besides these, there are Tunnel Cave, Qiqiao Cave, Chess Board Cave, and the Light Cave.

Walk in the park: If you wish, you can walk up to the top of the hill where you can see the countryside scenery round about.

Tourist Essentials and Tips

Transport to Yixing and the Cave

Transport to Yixing: Though Yixing is a part of the metropolitan area of Wuxi, it is actually far from it on the outskirts. A bus from Wuxi costs 23 yuan and takes 90 minutes.

Flight: Shuofang Airport is a domestic airport in Wuxi. .

Local bus or shuttle: Tourists can take the shuttle bus from the west parking lot in Wuxi Train Station. The price is 10 yuan or (1.50 USD) per person, and it takes one hour to get to Zhanggong Cave. You can also take tourist bus 1 to reach Zhanggong Cave from Yixing Bus Station.

Nearby Attractions in Yixing

The nearby Shanjuan Cave Scenic Area is a bigger and much more popular cave to go to. The Shanjuan Cave is on Luyan Mountain. On the mountain, several other attractions are under renovation or construction such as Yuantong Chamber, Baidou Terrace and Xiyu Pavilion. A traveler can take a 400-meter-long cable car to reach the attractions.

In Yixing, the Ceramics Museum is an option. The Sea of Bamboo is a bamboo grove to the south in the same area as the caves and is the most popular attraction in Yixing.

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Wuxi is only 2½ hours from Shanghai, and it is less than 50 minutes away by bullet train, though you'll need transport from the train station to the cave.

You can combine seeing the Yixing area with the Shanghai area or neighboring attractions.

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