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Honghe Prefecture attractions

05-13-2011 14:10 BJT

The Swallow Cave


Known as one of "the biggest and most splendid cave in
Asia",the Swallow Cave Scenic Region is located in the
mountains 30 km east of Jianshui, and consists of a dry
cave, a water cave and a 30,000-square-meter natural
forest, with a total area of 100,000 square meters.

Known as one of "the biggest and most splendid cave in Asia", the Swallow Cave Scenic Region is located in the mountains 30 km east of Jianshui, and consists of a dry cave, a water cave and a 30,000-square-meter natural forest, with a total area of 100,000 square meters. Every year between spring and summer, thousands of swallows will fly here from Malaysia, building nests and giving birth to and raising young swallows. Thus it is named "the Swallow Cave". The local environment is a perfect dwelling for swallows because steep cliffs make it impossible for mice and snakes to come up, and bushes and grassland outside the cave help produce insects that provide abundant food for swifts. The special ecosystem makes a grand scene-"the gathering of thousands of swallows".

Inside the Swallow Cave, there is a tourist track of about 3,000 meters. The upper part is a dry cave and the lower part is a water cave. Along the track, there are three main scenic areas, namely, "Exploring Along Dragon Spring", "Picking up Beauty in Heavenly Streets" and "Wonder Land". The total tourist area reaches 40,000 square meters.


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