Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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  • Angie P
    Singapore, Singapore94 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite a disappointment given the hype around the cave
    We have visited several caves around the world. This cave is highly acclaimed, said to be visited by diplomats around the world. However, we were disappointed given that it is artificially decorated and described, with multiple multiple neon lights shining at different parts of the cave, and the tourist guide charging off on her own. Did not enjoyed this experience much.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 December 2023
  • Bird D
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Underground is Pretty Lit
    Very interesting rock formations, the lights were a bit over the top but looked cool anyways. There was a tour but I did not pay attention, sure it was great tho. Nice to see where they filmed the dragon palace for the monkey king tv show. Also, I went in 2019 but the site won't let me select that rip
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 January 2024
  • mkd_travelmania
    New York City, New York1,737 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful cave!
    Beautiful cave in Guilin. The formations inside are gorgeous. The circuit is easy to navigate. Our guide pointed all the important formations to look at. Really nicely and creatively illuminate inside. Apparently there is a show at an expansive area inside which we missed because they halted it temporarily, not sure why. 🙃 but still it was just as enjoyable. We went early in the morning (around 10-10:30) and it was perfect because it was not so crowded.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 May 2024
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Zarza's Travels
Auckland, New Zealand1,000 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
An incredible history, hearing of the first adventurers who entered the cave to find them in their beautiful natural state, but unfortunately these caves are slightly too touristy for my liking now. Packed with tourists, the path through them was overcrowded and quite noisy as Chinese tour guides were speaking with numerous groups. The lighting although impressive in photos, takes away from the natural beauty, and the placement of signs throughout provides an uneasy human impression on something which nature made awe-inspiring all on her own! The main part of the cave is used for weddings and shows. Worth a visit, yes, but arguably not as impressive as some of the reviews imply! If you do visit, be sure to look out for the signatures of the first explorers who found the cave - now that is impressive!
Written 17 April 2021
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2015Family6
Singapore, Singapore182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Underground caves and natural wonders. Be prepared to do quite a bit of walking and hiking. The colors are beautiful and the language translator is a must as you pass through various underground attractions. Plan to walk at least 90-100mins.
Written 19 February 2020
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mkd_travelmania
New York City, NY1,737 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Beautiful cave in Guilin. The formations inside are gorgeous. The circuit is easy to navigate. Our guide pointed all the important formations to look at. Really nicely and creatively illuminate inside. Apparently there is a show at an expansive area inside which we missed because they halted it temporarily, not sure why. 🙃 but still it was just as enjoyable. We went early in the morning (around 10-10:30) and it was perfect because it was not so crowded.
Written 22 May 2024
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Mary S
Nottingham, UK13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
After being the number one recommended place in Guilin, we were expecting these caves to be amazing. The whole thing was fine but nothing to write home about. There are bright, colourful lights everywhere which is atmospheric but takes away from the natural beauty.

We were told at the start that we had to wait for the next tour group to leave and that we weren’t allowed to explore by ourselves, but also that they don’t have any English tours. Not having English tours is fine but being forced to stay with a Chinese group where only 1 of the 4 of our party understood is a bit unfair on the 3!

It would have been good for the tour guide to slow down a little as there were a couple of points where we wanted to grab her and ask her something/double check something that she showed us, but she seemed to blitz through the preplanned script and scheduled order very quickly!
Written 29 December 2020
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Sean C
Sunshine Coast, Australia214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We took a guided tour of the caves which was good but left little to the imagination as all formations have been given signs and names / descriptions. The lights are good for highlighting the formations and shapes and shadows.
The caves themselves are very impressive especially the grand hall. The natural depth of the cave system ensures it is especially cool and welcoming to escape from the heat.
As you leave, you must walk through the shops - this is a bit much with all shop keepers trying to get you to spend with them. It's a big downside to what would otherwise be a pleasant experience.
Written 9 February 2020
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Angie P
Singapore, Singapore94 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We have visited several caves around the world. This cave is highly acclaimed, said to be visited by diplomats around the world. However, we were disappointed given that it is artificially decorated and described, with multiple multiple neon lights shining at different parts of the cave, and the tourist guide charging off on her own. Did not enjoyed this experience much.
Written 7 December 2023
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André K
Hefei, China279 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I have visited a few caves already but this is the most beautiful cave I have visited. The formations is amazing and the accessibilty inside the cave is easy. The show against the cave roof is also very impressive. This is one of the top attractions in Guilin.
Written 7 October 2020
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Bird D
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Very interesting rock formations, the lights were a bit over the top but looked cool anyways. There was a tour but I did not pay attention, sure it was great tho. Nice to see where they filmed the dragon palace for the monkey king tv show.

Also, I went in 2019 but the site won't let me select that rip
Written 14 January 2024
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
The natural beauty of the rock formations in the caves is augmented by the colourful illumination throughout the chilly and damp cave.
Written 5 May 2021
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Ernest W
Los Angeles112 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Friends
HaHaHaHaHa!!!!! I'm reading the reviews now...and realizing my mistake...if only I had read them BEFORE going in...I probably never would have.

This place is so DUMB...the whole experience was just LAME!!! First, they have you go in with a designated tour group, I guess to control the number of people in the cave at any one time. That's fine, but it's not like you have to wear a badge or something to identify that you're with a certain group...so you can run off and do your own thing anyway if you so choose...BUT, of course, as others have mentioned, they nab you on this by turning off the lights as they leave. That, in a sense, FORCES you to somewhat "stay" with the group. And so I stayed for a little while, perking up my ear, trying to hear what the tour guide was saying. JUNK! All JUNK! Nothing that I haven't heard before. Basic cave formation stuff and why this formation looks like a -----. And yet, wanting to spend more time taking pictures, I couldn't, because the lights would shut off every time the tour guide walked away, and my camera is a very sucky camera that can't take real good pictures in the dark. And then, of course, as others have also mentioned, it is very, VERY artificial inside. Lights, wires, cables, speakers, etc. all strewn throughout. Looks more like someone's own studio workshop rather than a naturally formed cave. What a MESS! Not to mention all the tables and chairs flung everywhere in the "grand hall" used for parties. RIDICULOUS! And the GROSSLY overpriced pictures that people were buying. Let's see. Stand over there. Let me take a digital photo. And now, pay me 30-40 RMB! Typical Chinese style of ruining anything even REMOTELY natural (like building an elevator or a monorail to the scene when all you have to do is walk a few steps??).

Rip off! Complete RIP OFF!! I've seen people make fun of Guilin before, substituting the first character 桂 with the character 贵, which means "expensive", because indeed, that's what it is!
Written 18 December 2012
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