Natural Heritage Museum-Yelang Cave

Natural Heritage Museum

Yelang Cave

by Live in Guizhou


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The Yelang Cave Scenic Area is named after the legendary King Yelang, who is said to have lived here. The scenic area is located in Zhenning County, Guizhou Province, and is closely connected to the Huangguoshu Scenic Area and the Stone Village Scenic Area. It is the world’s most concentrated karst landform cave group scenic area and is a cave system that combines both water and dry caves.The entrance to Yelang Cave is a giant natural bridge, with the cave reaching nearly a hundred meters in height and consisting of three levels.

The first level is a water cave that can be navigated by boat for 890 meters. The winding water cave has rock walls that resemble raging waves about to crash but freeze in shape just before collapsing, creating an effect of eternal motion and stillness, with rock formations arranged in rows, including variously shaped stalactites, stalagmites, and columns.

The second level is a dry cave consisting of five halls. The first hall features rows of humanoid stalactites, resembling a gathering of immortals or a welcoming formation. The essence of the second hall is a cluster of brilliantly blooming “Ganoderma,” with short, fat leaves that shimmer from leaf to stem. The entrance hall of the third hall is dominated by a golden palace supported by a giant rock, with four karst columns resembling coiled dragons. The fourth and fifth halls are densely packed with columns, stalagmites, and stalactites, with columns resembling tree trunks.

The third level is a large and wide dry cave, with a significant development of rock formations resembling trees, whose canopies spread wide, creating a colorful spectacle under the lights, giving the sensation of being in a world beyond the sky.