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“Terrible place best avoided or visited with sense if humour strongly in place!”

The Assembled Dragon Cave
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Owner description: These caves are between Moon Hill and the Big Baiyan Tree.
Midhurst, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Terrible place best avoided or visited with sense if humour strongly in place!”
Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

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...

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Nishinomiya, Japan
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384 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Reed Flute Cave's (ludi yan) little ugly cousin”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

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.

Visited November 2013
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kuala lumpur
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241 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“Was like a theme park ride”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

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.

Visited November 2013
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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622 reviews
245 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
“We were warned but still did it...”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

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.

Visited September 2013
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shenzhen
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80 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Dull guide, no educational value”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

the inside of the cave has been manicured in a way to prevent an honest insight into what it should look like. The guide knew absolutely nothing about geology, topography and allowed people to smoke while inside.

Visited March 2013
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