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Swallow Cave

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Nice big cave with temples and swallows

It is a very big cave with nice stalagmites and stalagtites. There are some nice temples and... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Deep and dark

I was not sure wether to go so had no great expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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Jun 12, 2018
“Nice big cave with temples and swallows”
Jan 8, 2017
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East of Jianshui County, Jianshui County 654300, China
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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

It is a very big cave with nice stalagmites and stalagtites. There are some nice temples and altars, adding to the general nice atmosphere. The swallows are nice, but unless you are a fanatic birder, it’s not something to get overly excited about. The dimensions...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2017

Swallow cave was okay ... very large and well-organized tours BUT ... unfortunately it has lost it's natural appeal in many ways. I am more of an adventurous type, so this type of set-up doesn't suit me well. I didn't like the motorized dragon boats...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2015

This freak of nature and ornitholody is halfway between Jianshui and Gejiu. The karst formations are lure, but what you will want to see are tens of thousands of swallows flying around in spring and summer. The cave is split into two - one high...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2015

I was not sure wether to go so had no great expectations and was pleasantly surprised. The stalactites and stalagmites are impressive. I did not see thousands of swallows or hoards of tourists which made it peaceful. The river is broad and the ceiling high....More

1  Thank rover133
Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had heard caves are Disneyesque and garrishly lit. So we had low expectations. When we walked to the pleaseent gardens and reached the large mouth of the cave, with Buddahs, placques and red prayers, our first impression was that we were glad we came....More

1  Thank Julia Kim K
Reviewed May 13, 2013

If you are tired of seeing ancient temples and would like a change of pace, consider coming here as a short side trip from Jianshui. The caves are just off the highway that goes to Gejiu 个旧 and Mengzi 蒙自。 These are beautiful caves where...More

3  Thank ZhongguoKM
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Just out of town about 20 minutes, this huge cave entrance home to swifts is worth checking out, with its garden walk in and arrival at huge entrance with birds and incense.

1  Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed April 10, 2012

as Europeans, you know well this kind of calc caves from the south of france... BUT: once anyway travelling in YUNNAN, it is a great short 1 hours escape into a "cool fresh air" cave. Nicely done, every stone has for sure a Chinese signification...More

1  Thank Rolf S
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