Dragon King Palace Cave

Dragon King’s Palace Cave (Longgongdong)Dragon King’s Palace Cave (Longgongdong)

Dragon King Palace Cave Scenic Area is located at southern foot of Black Dragon Hill,Pengzhe County.60 kilometers away from Jiujiang City, covering an area of 43,000 square kilometers. Nestled among green mountains, the scenic area is in the subtropical transition zone and enjoys gentle and moist monsoon climate. Such geographical and weather conditions contribute to growth of the plants with forest coverage amounting to 90%.It is also the habitat for  wild animals. The scenic area consisted of a group of karst caves( Dragon King Palace Cave, Jade Pot Cave and Jade Fairy Cave),Xian Zhenyan Cave, Forest Park and Lover Valley Drifting. It is famous summer resort for sightseeing and vacation.

Dragon King Palace Cave was discovered in 1978, this natural cave is very much like the "Dragon King Palace in the East Sea" described in Chinese fairy tales. Dragon Palace Cave is a limestone cave with a length of over 2,700 meters. In the cave are stalactites, stone curtains and stalagmites. The major scenic site includes front hall, corridors, east cave, west cave and Grand cave.In the front hall stand three stalagmites in a row, which look like silver-haired elderly men. The stalagmites in the east cave are gorgeous in different shape and colors. In west cave, a stalagmite is connected closely with the stalactite at the top of ceiling, which resembles the magic cudgel (a weapon used by a hero Chinese fairy tale.)with a stone tortoise at the bottom. In Drum Music hall stands a huge stalactite which looks like a grand waterfall composed of hundreds of stalactite slices. Grand cave is 1,100 meters away from the cave entrance with a length of 80 meters and width of 70 meters. Stalactite hung at the top looks like palace lantern. In the middle sets a throne for Dragon King.

Jade Pot cave is composed of water tunnel and dry cave. Water tunnel is 500 meters long, and dry cave is 700 meters long. Sitting on the boat, you can see crystal-clear water and reflection of stones. National basketball matches had been held here in the hall for several times, which were listed in Guinness World Record.

Jade Fairy Cave is all the milky white stalactites composed of calcium carbonate. A cluster of ice columns and flowers hung at the ceiling of the cave is crystal and shinning, showing a picture of snow and ice. At the top of Jade Fairy Cave is Xian Zhenyan Cave with a long history. The cave was first built in 227.Outside the cave are steep cliff, ancient trees and dense bamboo forests. Inside the cave is Xiantan Temple, where sutras and continuous incense are common scenes.

Location: Tianhong Town, Pengze County, Jiujiang.
Entrance Fee: RMB 68
Transportation: Long-distance bus could lead you there.

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