The Assembled Dragon Cave

The Assembled Dragon Cave, Yangshuo County: Address, Phone Number, The Assembled Dragon Cave Reviews: 2.5/5

The Assembled Dragon Cave
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These caves are between Moon Hill and the Big Baiyan Tree.
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2.5
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karris21
Australia285 contributions
Dragon In The Title
Dec 2019
Our child liked all the bling and there is Dragon in the title. I didn't understand why a couple of girls pulled at our ear lobes in traditional costume.
Written January 18, 2020
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Rūta Z
Lithuania7 contributions
Feels like being in a crowded market
Apr 2017 • Couples
We visited it on Saturday and there were crowds of people taking photos on each step. Commercial photo-stops on the most interesting places (you can come there to buy a photo but not to take a look). Lack of air inside, colorful lights, souvenir shops and no way to enjoy the beauty of the cave.
Written May 1, 2017
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Lizzieflint
Thirsk, UK67 contributions
Interesting formations
Mar 2016 • Couples
All Chinese caves are lighted in a way we find tasteless so we were prepared for that. It wasn't very busy on the day we visited so we loitered until the group had moved on and went at our own pace. (The guides have microphones so you need to get out of earshot.) Take a torch so you can look up the nooks, crannies & tunnels that aren't lit. There are a lot of souvenir stalls but we just walked quickly past (my husband saying crap, crap, crap as he went). We didn't want to watch people cavorting in mud pools so picked this cave instead of the Gold cave.
Written March 13, 2016
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James D
Guangzhou, China53 contributions
Probably the worst place I've ever been to in China
May 2015 • Family
Almost everything about this place is unbelievably bad. I was traveling with my wife and infant son.

The Chinese guys that push the little boats along smoked the whole time and tossed their butts into the cave water. The colored lights inside the caves didn't bother me too much but the herds of Chinese moving in large tour groups did.

There was pushing and shoving on slick stone floors to be the first to get to the next photo op, older men hung towards the back of the group to smoke INSIDE the cave without being seen, and there were like, 5 gift shops spread out across the cave. It seemed like the entire attraction was built around getting people to splurge on baubles.

Total waste of time and money. Avoid!
Written May 16, 2015
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akeyaranu
London, UK155 contributions
If you're thinking of doing it - Don't.
May 2014 • Couples
A terrible terrible tourist trap - quite literally, you will be trapped. After queuing for ages and actually entering the cave, we couldn't wait to get out of there. The artificial lighting really ruined the place, and then you get endless rooms with souvenirs and screaming vendors. You will spend a very long time trying to get through them and get out and feel a bit sick by the end of it. Really isn't worth the stress you'll inflict on yourself.

Even if it's your last day and you have nothing left to do. Don't do it.
Written December 12, 2014
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Elmtree04
McKinney, TX15 contributions
STAY AWAY!
What a joke! Seriously reminded us of Disneyland's "It's a small world" ride. Fake lighting, cheesy music, horrible narration, made-up stories about the shapes inside the cave, and definitely the worst part of our 2 weeks in China. You also have to wind through 20 minutes of souvenirs to get out of the place as well. Save the $30US and go elsewhere.
Written May 28, 2014
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janeyk419
South Tangerang, Indonesia235 contributions
Terrible place best avoided or visited with sense if humour strongly in place!
Multi-coloured shiny lights, neon signs, plenty of Chinglish, massive overcrowding and independent tour guides with screeching loud microphone/speaker combos. More gift shops than you could shake a stick at, including one that is actually underground. Lots of evidence of stalactites and stalagmites being broken off and taken home as souvenirs. Shocker. Only got through it by enjoying the crazy...
Written April 2, 2014
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CanuckJames
Nishinomiya, Japan971 contributions
Reed Flute Cave's (ludi yan) little ugly cousin
Nov 2013 • Couples
Entrance fee 68 RMB (usually bundled as part of the Li River tour)

If you plan to see Guilin's Reed Flute Cave then don't bother to see this cave.

They do have the Pirate of the Caribbean-esk floating into the cave on long boats gimmick.

As other's have mentioned, you have to run a seemingly endless gauntlet of souvenir shops before escaping into the parking lot. It is so tacky and irritating.

The actual cave is a more tacky and glaring use of black and florescent lighting then Reed Flute Cave. It gives it an unreal tacky feel. Same dumb naming of stalactites "Elephant drinking water" "Old man protecting his treasure" - alcohol is needed to see what they see.

Caves are much more narrower than Reed flute so claustrophobia may be an issue for some. It is humid and chilly inside the caves.

Would not have come here if it wasn't part of a tour.

Dragon Totem is in front of the entrance way. Nothing special but the tour guides seem to emphasis it.
Written November 22, 2013
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Malaysiantraveller68
kuala lumpur1,205 contributions
Was like a theme park ride
Nov 2013 • Friends
Went to the cave as it was part of our Lijiang cruise cum guided tour. Not one of the larger caves around Yangshuo or Guilin. Taking a boat at intervals within the gaudily lit cave made it seem like a theme park ride. Pity, as it actually had quite a lot of natural beauty and formations to offer. The so-called "Mirage" with the reflections in the still water was especially memorable. Towards the exit, there was a gallery-collection of rocks and crystals and far too many things for sale.
Written November 11, 2013
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Sarah G
Harrogate, UK1,320 contributions
We were warned but still did it...
Sep 2013 • Couples
This was disppointing...over lit, noisy, many stalagtites and stalagmites appeared to have been damaged in the making of it, and endless shops you had to walk through to exit.
Written September 25, 2013
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