Dragon Palace Scenic Area


Dragon Palace Scenic Area

by Live in Guizhou

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Dragon Palace Scenic Area, located in the western suburbs of Anshun City,  Guizhou Province, is famous for its magnificent underground cave system with lakes, waterfalls, and stalactites. Because the main cave looks like the crystal palace where the dragon king lives, it is known as Dragon Palace.

Covering an area of almost 60 square kilometers, Dragon Palace Scenic Area has four main spots, such as the Rape Lake, the Whirlpool, the Leech Pass, and the Dragon Palace itself.

Dragon Palace is divided into five limestone caves connected by the underground river. The river’s depth can reach 28 meters, and the width can expand to over 30 meters. Therefore, it is a fascinating adventure for visitors to float past the magnificent and ever-changing views. With its grotesque structure, the Dragon Palace Scenic Area presents colorful scenery of the underground wind tunnel, which can be toured by boat.

Besides the gate of the Dragon Palace, a waterfall pours straight down along the palace from Tianchi Lake. The waterfall is 34 meters high and 25 meters wide and described as a white dragon leaving its cave by the locals, namely, the Dragon Gate Fall. This spectacular waterfall is considered one of the three natural wonders, thereby both geologists and tourists alike.