The Swallow Cave

Last updated by david at 2016/5/28

Because hundreds of thousands of swallows fly and breed here every spring and summer, the cave gets the name of the Swallow Cave. The landscape of the Swallow cave is divided into three parts, namely the landscape of the dry cave, the landscape of the water cave and the landscape on the ground. A waterway has been hewed out in the capacious water cave. It's more than 3,000 meters long. The landscape of the water cave is composed of three scenic spots. They are "Long Quan Tan You", "Tian Jie Xie Mei" and "Meng Huan Shi Jie". There are tens of natural halls. Some are small and some are large. The area of the largest natural hall in "Meng Huan Shi Jie" reaches 1,300 square meters.

The Swallow Cave is located in one side of the highway, 28 kilometers east of the Jianshui Ancient Town. It's about 200 kilometers away from Kunming. It's more than 4,000 meters long. The mouth of the cave is more than 50 meters high and 30 meters wide. It's majestic. Every spring and summer, hundreds of thousands of swallows fly here from Malaysia, Indonesia and some other places. They nest and breed in the cave.

The Swallow Cave is divided into the upper and the lower; the dry place and the wet place. People can enter the cave either on foot or by boat.  Three groups of large-scale karst landscape distribute in it. The whole tourist site covers an area of more than 40,000 square meters in total. There are several hundred secinc spots.

When people visit in the Swallow Cave, hundreds of thousands of swallows are dancing up and down while they are twittering. This is the most unforgettable. Their merry note and the murmuring sound of running water become a unique symphony. It makes people full of imagination.

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How to Get There?
There is a special tour line to the Swallow Cave in the urban area of Jianshui County. It departs every day. It takes about half an hour to arrive.

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1. The administration office of the scenic spot found out the local eccentrics and their stunts. The stunt of climing up the cliff without any tool is performed every day. 2. Every year on the morning of March 21, the celebration of the Welcoming Spring Swallow Hanging Stele is held in the Swallow Cave. The game of "Picking Swallow's Nest" is organized every year in August 18. 3.Recommended Travelling Time: Half a day

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