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Yellow Dragon Cave

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Zhangqing Main Road, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400, China
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All reviews boat ride underground river stalactites and stalagmites colorful lights strong legs great activity beautiful formations worth a visit own pace stairs to climb hundred meters few hours small river chinese speaking takes hours three hours take your time
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a cave system, it's pretty incredible. Stalagmites and stalactites, underground river, rimstone dams, large underground waterfall, massive caverns, rockfalls, etc. all make for a stunning exploration of what lies beneath our feet. 5 stars. Unfortunately, the Chinese government has a penchant for taking the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wong_Family_5
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited/seen many caves around the world. This is the largest, complex. Be prepared to walk many kilometres and climb many many steps. It would have been a lot better if they had exercised some restrained in the use of garish lighting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whoever designed the lighting inside the cave must have descended from the Disco Age due the multicolorful lighting uses all around. The steps are perennially wet thus treacherous, good walking waterproof walking shows with soles with good traction are highly recommended!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you have seen many caves before I recommend you skip this one & spend the time in other parts of ZJJ. The Caves are easy to walk inside with lighted sights. But all the limestone caves all over the world are similar. Use your...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Norman C
Reviewed November 6, 2018

A very beautiful and huge cave. You can spend here 2 hours. Every corner is colored illuminated, sometimes it´s too much. But it´s definately worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Very special,Not many caves can have a boat ride inside. Thousands of years to build up this spectacular place. A lot of steps to go up and down. Recommend to wear comfy shoes.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mikethepipes
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Discovered just in 1983, the Yellow Dragon Cave is regarded by Chinese as the most beautiful cave in China, - read - world))) This is the largest cave system I have visited. It has its own underground river that stretches for more than 3 km,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MichaelZeee
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Wow.. is all I can say.. Please come see this cave, 100% worth it. We completely underestimated the size of this cave. We were speechless, very beautiful and unique.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bri K
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

My teacher friends and I visited during the Chinese National Holiday (first week of October) and it surprisingly was not too overcrowded! Admission was ¥100 and with that you got a boat ride along with cave exploration. Took a few hours. It wasn’t too strenuous...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Allie C
Reviewed September 24, 2018

I visited a lot of caves, but for the first time it was even a boat trip inside! Be prepared to climb a lot of steps!

Date of experience: September 2018
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March 5, 2018|
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Response from hollyf192 | Reviewed this property |
You will need a full day at Tianmen mountain. Plus, it’s atomistic an hour from the cave so doing both in the same day isn’t a good idea. But the cave probably opens around 8:30 and closes around maybe 7pm.
January 2, 2018|
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Response from ROCruiser | Reviewed this property |
Not very good. It's dark inside and the walkway is up and down with some steps. The ground was wet around the boat dock area and it was slippery.
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December 1, 2017|
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Yellow Dragon Cave, Zhangjiajie Address: Zhangqing Main Road, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400, China Phone: +86-7445618489 Ticket Price: 80 CNY Time Required: 02:30 Hrs Timings: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
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Bengaluru, India
3 days in Zhangjiajie (3 Replies)
Greetings everyone. I'll be visiting Zhangjiajie from 22nd January to 25th January. I've planned my itinerary as follows: Day1 and Day2: Zhangjiajie National forest park Day3: Tianmen Mountain. Catch the flight in the evening. Is it worth exploring the national park for 2 days? Or should I visit the Yellow Dragon Cave on Day2 instead? Thanks,
January 02, 2016|
Response fromJeffreyt201|
since your flight is in the evening, you can visit yellow dragon cave half day, then to Tianmen mountain half day.
Tips for 2 Old Ladies--Visiting Zhangjiajie Scenic Park (11 Replies)
Me and my Dear Old Ma will be in Zhangjiajie in early September and we have 1 full day to explore the park. We will be up fairly early to get to the south entrance early (I think that's the closest one to the main city where our hotel is) by taxi or bus or guide. Once we get there, cameras in hand, where do we start? Walk a bit? Shuttle a bit? What to avoid? We want to be able to end up at an exit where there will be taxis to take us back to our hotel (or an express bus?). There's so much to...More
August 12, 2013|
Response fromGCT2013|
Hi, It's actually pretty easy. At all main sightseeing areas you'll have to walk around, and in some cases this means navigating stairs and/or somewhat long walks around the mountains. You'll have time to see the best areas in one day though, so no need to stress. At all entrance/exit points there will be transportation options, so you will also be able to get away when done. Between some of the more visited points in the park there are shuttle buses that will bring you from one scenic area...More
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Stay at Zhangjiajie Village or City or Sioxiyu Village? (9 Replies)
We are arriving like 10.30pm at Zhangjiajie airport. Has anyone got a suggestion where to stay considering that the hotel options in the Zhangjiajie village is limited. We have planned for 4 nights. One day to do the Huangshi area and the Golden Whip scenic route. Another to do the Yuanjiajie and Tianxi area. On our spare day we might do the Yellow Dragon Cave or Baofeng Lake or some water rafting. We are travelling in Sept 2014. Some of the rooms in Agoda.com are already getting filled....More
November 05, 2013|
Response fromSLYeh|
We were in ZJJ the last week of Oct. Supposedly a "quieter" period but the place was unexpectedly packed with domestic tourists. Crowds were noticeably worse over the weekend so avoid that if you can. I wouldn't advise you to stay anywhere but in Wulingyuan as most hotels are just outside the National Park's main gate or a short drive away. You would definitely want to get to the park as early as possible as long queues will be inevitable be it for the green bus or the cable car or the...More