Travel Guide - The Alu Ancient Cave

The Alu Ancient Cave is located within the precincts of Luxi County in Southeast Yunnan China tour deals, 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) from the county seat, and 80 kilometers (50 miles) from the famous Stone Forest and 200 kilometers (124.3 miles) from Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province.

The Ancient A'lu Cave, reputed as "the most wonderful cave in Yunnan", is located in the southeast part of the province and is a group of Karst limestone caves in large scale. In the Song and Yuan Dynasty, one of thirty-seven old wild tribes called " Alu" once lived in the caves, hence the name "the Ancient A'lu Cave", in which is full of various kinds of unique, natural, wonderful scenes. The cave has many specific and strange characteristics, like spring running out of cave, deep river flowing in the cave, long tunnel zigzagging along the cave, sky seeing through the cave. It is a spectacular lime form cave with 3000-metre-long passage accessible to the tourist, including Alu Origin Cave, Jade Pillar Cave, Green Jade Cave and Jade Stalagmite River as well.

Melted with the traditions and customs of Yi nationality, the stalactite in fantastic shapes and colors makes the tourists feel like entering a fairyland. Of these marvelous spectacles, the best are "Roaring Lion", "Lotus Flower Hanging up Side Down", "Flying Dragon Teasing Water Fall", " An Ancient Turtle Looking at Moon", " Crocodile in the air", "Rhinoceros Getting out of See". "Natural Fresco". "King Wei Reviewing His Troops". "Jade Pillar supports Heaven". "Nine Dragons Jumping out of Water". "A-xi Dance in the Moon", etc. These vivid and beautiful sights in the huge cave show the great interest of lively nature and bring tourists imagination to the fullest play China best tours. In the 800-metre-long jade Stalagmite River, the transparent fish and the strange " stalagmite in the water" add the mysterious color to the ancient cave. And the traditional dance performance of Yi gives you a lot of enjoyment while visiting the cave.

Now the Ancient A'lu Cave is opening her warm arms to welcome the guests from all over the world

The Alu Ancient Cave is actually a large complex of grotesque limestone cave groups, which once served as the settlement for one of the wild tribes. It has been reputed as the number one wonderful cave in Yunnan Province, one of the most magnificent and exquisite natural wonders and the palace of underground stone forest garden. It is composed of nine peaks and eighteen caverns. These caves have many specific and strange characteristics, like spring running out of cave, deep river flowing in the cave, long tunnel zigzagging along the cave, sky seeing through the cave. The Alu Ancient Cave is the main cave of the whole scenery, which consists of Dongyuan Cave, Yuzhu Cave, Biyu Cave and Yuzhu Cave China guide.

With an area of 1.5 square kilometers (0.6 square miles), the Alu Ancient Cave Scenic Spot has opened a three-kilometer (1.7-mile) tour route to the public with three land caves and a water cave, covering Luyuan cave, Jade Pillar Cave and an underground 800-meter-long (2,625 ft) Karst River, Yushun River. In the caves are various stone formations resembling bamboo shoots, flowers, curtains and windows. Remarkably true to life, some stand in solitary loftiness, others in clusters. In Yusun (jade bamboo shoot) River, fish glide among the clearances of surrounding stones.

The Alu Ancient Cave was shaped and developed several hundred million years ago. When the old sea in now Yunnan and Guizhou provinces rose and became the land, the massive calcareous material in the sea turned gradually into limestone. Hundreds of thousands of years witnessed the development of caves of different sizes and the formation of today’s marvelous sight.

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