The Coolest Places On Earth: Reed Flute Caves- Guangxi, China (Photos)

Guilin is a city of about 5 million people located in the Guangxi region of southeast China. The city, which was officially established around 111 BC, is rich with Chinese history and culture.

But Guilin also has another claim to fame: the Reed Flute Cave.

This natural limestone cave is 180 million years old, and has been one of Guilin’s main tourist attractions for over 1200 years.

The cave was named for the reeds which grow outside of its entrance. These reeds have been used to make traditional flutes for thousands of years.

Check out some pictures of the cave below. Click an image to enlarge (the rainbow colors come from artificial lighting):

You can learn more about the Reed Flute Cave from the Travel China Guide here.

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