About Reed Flute Cave

Reed Flute Cave is a cool fluorescent, enchanting limestone cave lit up in the colors of the rainbow. The lighting system has been specially installed to enchant visitors. The cave which was previously an underground lake is a geographical wonder with unusual rock formations, some resembling fruits and vegetables while others have taken on a more human-like form. The most beautiful displays are 'Rose Dawn over Lion Peaks' and 'Crystal Palace' which also used by people to hide during air raids during the Second World War. 

Must See

  • The giant white slab of rock that hangs from the crystal palace all the way to the dragon king chamber.
  • Tower shaped pine
  • Inscriptions on the cave wall
  • The Crystal Palace

How to reach

If you are traveling by car:

  • From Guilin Airport (28kms) around 40mins (CNY 90)
  • From Guilin Railway Station (8kms) around 15mins (CNY 25)
  • From City Center (5kms) around 15mins (CNY 20)

By Bus: 
There are several shuttle buses (No. 3, 4A and 213) running through downtown Guilin and Reed Flute Cave.
Service Time: 6:30 a.m. to 9:50 p.m.

By Water:
Opening Time: 9:00 a.m. to  8:10 p.m.
It will be 85mins of traveling along the Peach Blossom River. Children under 3.9ft are ticket-free to embark but if you have taller children under 4.6ft you will need to buy tickets for them costing CNY 65. For adults and children above 4.6ft the price is slightly higher.


  • Inside the cave, touching the old mascot turtle (CNY 5) and getting pictures from the local photographer (CNY 25) come at an extra cost. 
  • If you go on a weekday it will be less crowded and you will have more privacy. 
  • Remember to bring an electric torch and wear sports shoes as the path may be slippery.
  • Photography is permitted, but the flash must be turned off. 
  • You can purchase reed flutes outside the cave and don't forget to bargain to get the best price. 

Visit Time

Monday to Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Entrance Fee

  • CNY 90/ Adult
  • CNY 45 for children from 3.9 ft to 4.6 ft tall.
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Time you can spend

3 hours


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