Mud Bathe in Longmen Water CaveLongmen
Water Cave was a recently opened sights, in Longmen
vilige, 3km from Moon Hill. It is the largest
and one of the most exciting natural caves to
explore in Yangshuo. The whole cave is about 3km
long and runs through 3 mountains. The water in
the cave is 0.5m deep and has a gentle flow which
is clean and safe.
Used as refuge by the local villagers
from the invading Japanese army during WW II ,
the cave draws its name from a tiny stalagmite
resembling the Maitreya, located a short distance
inside the cave. It's easy to see why the locals
thought the cave secure from the Japanese and
why portions are still off-limits to visitors.
The cave is full of narrow, maze-like, and sometimes
dangerous passages. Be warned, even in the areas
open to the public there have been injuries during
the cave's 10 years as a tourist attraction. A
guide and a flashlight are necessary, and it is
necessary to crawl through muddy holes, climb
up and down stalagmites, and sidle in between
stalactiteswith the aid of ropes and ladders.
The cave is the most extensive, unaltered subterranean
micro cosmos in the area. Complete with stalactite
¡°drums¡± and an underground
waterfall pool , you can bathe and swim. Bring
your swimsuit and towel.
There are two tours to choose from to visit Buddha
a. One and a half hour tour where you will see
various stalactites, stalagmites, fossils and
fish and bats. Take a boat or swim and enjoy a
shower under the waterfall.
b. 2-3 hours tour, visit the whole cave. The trip
uses flashlight. It's an excellent place for river
walking. Be prepared for a wet and MUDDY experience.
A great experience for the more adventurous traveler.
Without colored lights.