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“The cave with a mud pit.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Moon Water Cave

Moon Water Cave
Moon Hill Village, Yangshuo County, China
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Shanghai, China
1 review
“The cave with a mud pit.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Not bad, but not very good either. The cave itself was fairly normal, like all of the other caves I have been to. However, the mud pit was pretty special, even though the pit was quite small.

Visited April 2014
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KSA
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“Do not miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

So if you are staying in Guilin and do the Reed Flute cave you have to do this side trip (assuming you head up to Yangshuo) as it is the complete opposite of the big cave experience. And much more enjoyable. With a mud bath thrown in too !! It appears to be a family run business out of a small farmhouse, which just happens to be next to a big, deep, dark, cave.....

Visited July 2013
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“Very sketchy”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I visited this cave yesterday with a tour group and was sorely disappointed by my experience. The cave itself is nothing special; no particularly interesting formations, damage to formations and an awful lot of concrete. The mud bath was a reasonable sized pit fairly deep into the cave and was alright, but our guide told us that for reasons unknown we couldn't go in the hot springs after caking ourselves in mud. We were advised to wear flip flops in the cave which was also dangerous. This became apparent when we moved on past the mud. The cave is lit by a series of bulbs which were out for the second half of the cave. The guides were instead using one torch and the light from a camera to shepherd 16 muddy, bikini clad, shivering tourists sliding around in flip flops through narrow passages, knee deep water and mud. At times I was in total darkness and ended up on my knees through a misjudged footstep. Frankly we were lucky to get out of the cave with no injuries. It was a distressing experience and we didn't feel we should have paid for it. Our tour guide fought with the owners to get our money back but they refused. Interestingly the power had gone out the night before and so they knew before they led us in to the cave. These are poor caves run by very dodgy individuals -I cannot stress enough how much you should avoid visiting here.

Visited August 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Fake!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Me and my friend had been to many caves, but this one, was just dissapointing. First, there is no official price, so you have to bargain with the owners. We paid 200 Yuan for 2 people - overpriced!!! Then they give you slippers which is very unsafe, specially after the muth bath. As soon as you enter the cave you will recognize that the owners don't really spend to much effort on keeping the cave in its natural way (the stones are damaged from all the tourists).
But what is even worse: the main attractions in the cave are fake!!!
1. the muth bad is one little basin. we got the feeling that they just put the muth into this basin.
2. the hot spring is really!!!! no hot spring. there are three basin. one is hot, the other are cold. they tell that there is a spring. but we couldnt make it out where it was. but we saw a tube leading to the basin. fake!!! we felt beeing cheated very much.
3. at one corner of the cave you see a bright light at the top - they say the light comes from a hole to the outside world. well - we were pretty sure that this was only an installed spotlight.

We didnt regret to do the cave, it was a alternation from riding the bike all day. But we felt very cheated at the end.

Visited June 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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“nothing special”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

For me the cave was quite disappointing, the cave itself is not beautiful at all, you walk through slippery and small ways to some dirty knee deep artificial lakes with standing, dirty water, which they call "healthy mud".
they told us the trip is at least 2,5h but in fact it was just 1,5h and we walked the same boring way back as we went into the cave.
maybe kids will have fun in the mud, but I can't recommend that cave at all.

Visited August 2012
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