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Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)

Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)

The Basics

Visitors follow a U-shaped route through the cave system to see the variously shaped formations. In addition, there are numerous inscriptions on the cave walls, said to be poems dating from the Tang Dynasty. Outside the cave, you’ll see pavilions, ponds, bridges, and gardens.

Reed Flute Cave can be easily visited independently. If you’re planning to visit other Guilin attractions, consider taking a half-day and full-day tour, which will typically include Reed Flute Cave and other attractions like Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, and Seven Star Cave.

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Private Guilin Half Day Tour: Fubo Mountain, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Hill
Private Guilin Half Day Tour: Fubo Mountain, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Hill
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US$128,80 per adult
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We were contacted personally in our...
We were contacted personally in our hotel by the tour company to confirm our trip which was very good. We really enjoyed our trip which was led by a Chinese guide who had studied tourism and English at university.
Barbara H, May 2011

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Flash photography is not permitted. Set your camera to a high ISO to better capture photos in the low-light environment.

  • The tour through the cave typically takes about an hour.

  • If you plan to purchase any of the flutes sold near the cave, be sure to bargain for the best price.

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How to Get There

Take the No. 3 bus to Ludiyan or the No. 213 to Ludiyan Tingchechang.

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When to Get There

Reed Flute Cave can be visited at any time. That said, it’s a popular destination and can get crowded, especially during weekends and on public holidays.

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Rock Formation Names

A large number of the formations have Chinese names that refer to their shape. For example, there are formations named after different flowers, while others bear names like Fruit Mountain, Crystal Palace, Dragon Pagoda, and Rose Dawn Over Lion Peak. Just note that you may need to put your imagination to work to see the resemblance.

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