Yaoling Cave

Yaoling Cave, Tonglu County: Hours, Address, Yaoling Cave Reviews: 4/5

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Michael C
Singapore, Singapore364 contributions
Beautiful Caves
Oct 2016 • Couples
If you're looking at this, i'm assuming you're in the beautiful county of Tonglu already :)

The Yaoling Caves are a series of cave complexes with some very beautiful interiors. Its pretty developed for visitors, with walkways etc all laid out nicely, inc the mandatory souvenir stops (which i feel u should just bypass).

What is annoying is the cheesy use of multicoloured lights to illuminate the cave interiors. This i feel is the greatest letdown to an otherwise stunning place.

(hence my photos are in monochrome, to attempt to capture the essence of the interiors without the awful colours!!!)

still, its a place that is well worth the bus ride..:)
Written September 18, 2017
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josieinchina
Hangzhou, China149 contributions
A Surprisingly Big and Beautifully-Lit Cavern
Sep 2016 • Couples
We took the bus to Yaoling from the bus station in Tonglu. It was wonderful to step into a cool cave when the outside was still hot and muggy. Each step into the cave made me ooh and aah even more. Thick electric cables run alongside the path (remember to wear shoes with a good grip since the floor is often wet!) but the lights themselves are hidden well within the formations. This is a really fun place to take pictures and wander around. Walking leisurely and stopping to take pictures, it took us a little more than an hour.

Near the end is a "rafting" opportunity. I saw a family take off down the steep drop near the beginning and it looked like a fun ride through the cave. As usual, I was fooled into paying for it. DON'T DO IT! The only fast part is the first 5 seconds and after that it's only a flat, slow-moving stream. The entire section is blocked up with secondhand smoke so thick that I got a headache from the 20 or so minutes we were floating on the lazy river. There are a bunch of old guys there to tend to the ride and all they do it sit around and smoke. It was really terrible. It ruined the end of the caves.
Written December 20, 2016
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Penguino M
Truckee, CA16 contributions
Interesting caves
Aug 2016 • Couples
The caves were very interesting, but we were so distracted by the brightly colored lights that made us think we were in Disneyland instead of a natural cave. Plain lighting would be calmer and better.
Written September 1, 2016
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annaustin
Austin, TX25 contributions
A cool place for a hot day
Aug 2016
The lighting in the cave is distracting, but the natural beauty is worth the trip. Wear sensible shoes as there are many steps and they can be damp/slippery
Written August 18, 2016
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ChrisSingapore2015
Singapore, Singapore89 contributions
Worth visiting
Jul 2016 • Family
The Yaoling Cave complex is well worth the 40 minute drive from Tonglu. The caves are extensive and the rock formations are beautiful; the addition of interesting lighting effects enhances their appeal. The pathways and steps which take you on a 45 minute walk through the caves are well laid out and safe.
Written August 1, 2016
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b0ndgirl65
Bermuda21 contributions
Interesting...
Oct 2015 • Business
Wow, its unfortunate the natural beauty has been disturbed to add electricity and to make quick money
Written October 21, 2015
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ramsdesk
Westborough, MA1,128 contributions
Well Maintained caves
Feb 2013 • Family
Worth a visit. The caves have limestone like formations.. well lit with multi0color lights and shows.
Written February 12, 2013
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Walmack
Walworth, NY334 contributions
A nice way to beat the heat
Aug 2012 • Business
Visited with a group of work colleagues. Very nice trip and I would recommend this attraction to everyone that is in the vicinity. We were lucky enough to get an English speaking guide and this made the tour more interesting. she was able to tell us about some of the artifacts that were found from early inhabitants.
The caves were rediscovered in 1979 and opened to the public in 1981. It is one of the top 40 attractions in China. As noted in the previous review, a good set of walking shoes or hiking shoes is a must. The walkways are wet, most of the walkways are wet. The stairs do have non skid surfaces and handrails, but note-this is not handicap acceptable. the entry and exit stairs are steep, similar to a subway or Metro entrance-no escalators or elevators. Also note that it is going to be cool inside the cave, a constant 55 degrees F. So you might want to take a sweater if that is too cold. For me, after the sweltering south China heat, it was wonderful. Also note that it is humid so water is dripping in many places and you may end up with a bad hair day.
There are a number of natural formations that take on the shape described by the guide. If you stare long enough you can make out the shape. There is a short light and laser show in the #3 room just as you exit. It is low tech, but a nice touch.
Parking was available, since we were in a bus I have no idea of the cost.
There were plenty of local vendors selling food and souvenirs along the pathway back to the parking lot.
Written August 6, 2012
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flamidwyfe
Jensen Beach, FL68 contributions
Wear the right shoes!
Apr 2012 • Friends
I visited the caves with colleagues from the hospital I work at in Hangzhou. We had a great day of exploring.
The lighting is extraordinary and the carved rock amazing!
It is important to wear the proper pair of shoes... I was the only one, in my group of 50, that had on hiking shoes. I would definitely say at the minimum wear sneakers that have good rubber on them. Several people slipped and fell, wearing HIGH HEELS!
Fun day, I recommend!
Written April 20, 2012
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