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Yellow Dragon Cavern

Yellow Dragon Cavern is one of the earliest caves open for tourism in China, and it is known as "the wonder of the world’s caves", and one of the largest caverns in China.


Yellow Dragon Cavern is a karst cave, with peculiar limestone formations, underground streams, and large caverns. So far, the discovered cave area is about 15 kilometers long, covers 48 hectares, and is 140 meters high at its highest.

Yellow Dragon Cavern

There are dry caves and water-filled caves, stalactites, stalagmites, stone blossoms, stone curtains, stone branches, stone canals, stone pearls, and stone macrospores, constituting a fantastic yet natural scene. These have been colorfully lit to contrast their features.

Boating is possible on the underground streams.

Travel Essentials

Yellow Dragon Cavern (Huanglong Dong 黄龙洞 /hwung-long dong/) is about 5 km east of the hotels at Wulingyuan. See our Zhangjiajie Hotel Map. Taxis and other tourist transport are plentiful from there. Allow half a day for exploring it.

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