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Ancient Alu Cave

Ancient Alu Caves, Kunming

Ancient Alu Cave is situated 200 kilometers away from Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan Province. The scenic region covers an area of 54 square kilomerers, consisting of three parts: the Ancient Alu Caves, Dailu Waterfall and Banqiaohe Reservoir.

The Ancient Alu Cave, known as "the First Caves in Yunnan", is a large underground karst cave group. "Alu" is a Yi word, the name of a tribe during the Nanzhao Period. The Ancient Alu Caves used to be the cave dwelling of the Alu Tribe. The Ancient Alu Caves have a total length of 3 kilometers, composed of three dry caves and a water cave -the Luyuan Cave, the Yuzhu Cave, the Biyu Cave and the Yusun Steam. The Luyuan Cave is 760 meters long, made up of more than 10 hall-like caves connected by narrow paths. The biggest cave can hold 4.000 people. The stalactites in the cave are in different shapes, some looking flowers or pearls, some like waterfalls or peaks and others like pillars or bamboo shoots.

The Yuzhu Cave has a length of over 800 meters. It is named "Yuzhu Cave" because the cave is mostly occupied by stalactites and stalagmites. The most typical scenic point is "the Jade Pillar Supporting the Sky ", with a height of 8 meters and a diameter of about 30 centimeters. There are many other stone pillars in the cave. Near the entrance of the cave there is a large stone pillar, which is round and smooth as if it were carved by man. Other scenic are "the Natural Fresco", "the Axi Dance" and so on.

The Yusun Stream flows under the Yuzhu Cave. It is an underground river, where tourists can so some sightseeing by boat. The stream is over 800 meters long and the stream bottom is clearly visible. Illuminated with lights, the blue ripples look as clear as crystal; boating on the stream, you will have a wonderful and peculiar feeling. In the stream there is a rare fish species, named "the blind fish", which is transparent and whose bones are visible.

The last cave, the Biyu Cave has a length of 780 meters and is a typical valley karst cave. There are natural scenic points such as a stone shield, rock crystals and different stone models. "The Ancient Chime" is a sow of stalactites hanging from the roof of the cave. If you strike them with a stone,they sound as loudly as a huge bell. The Ancient Alu Caves attracts visitors from home and abroad with beautiful scenery and wonderful legends. Outside the caves such facilities as cable cars, parks and restaurants are available to tourists.

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