Natural Heritage Museum-Dragon Palace Scenic Area

Natural Heritage Museum

Dragon Palace Scenic Area

by Live in Guizhou

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The Dragon Palace scenic area, located near Anshun in Guizhou Province, is an enchanting scenic spot known for its unique karst formations and water caves. This scenic area spans 60 square kilometers and consists of various parts including the Rape Lake, the Whirlpool, the Leech Pass, and the Dragon Palace Cave itself. The Dragon Palace Cave, the central attraction, is renowned as China’s longest water cave and features the widest underground waterfall and the largest Buddhist cave in the country.

Some of the key highlights of the Dragon Palace include the Longmen Waterfall, the Heavenly Pool, and the Dragon Palace. The Longmen Waterfall, located at the mouth of the Dragon Palace Cave, is a spectacular sight, plunging down from vertical cliffs. The Heavenly Pool is another marvel, surrounded by high cliffs and lush vegetation. The Dragon Palace is a large cave system that showcases various stalactites and stalagmites, beautifully illuminated by colored lights.

The Avalokitesvara Cave within the scenic area is home to several Buddha halls and 32 Buddha statues, making it the largest Buddhist cave in China. This adds a significant cultural and spiritual dimension to the natural beauty of the caves.

The Dragon Palace is known for its boat tours through the water caves, offering visitors a unique way to explore the intricate cave system. The scenic area is also appreciated for its well-organized facilities and the serene environment, making it an enjoyable destination for tourists.