Introduction to Longkong Cave:
As a place of interests at the provincial level, Longkong Cave is characterized by Karst physiognomy and it came in to form through three ocean and lithosphere movements as well as continued evolutions in Paleozoic period 300 million years ago. Longkong Cave was first found in Tang Dynasty and was then visited by many tourists in different dynasties. By now Longkong Cave could be divided into three layers— the upper , the middle, and the lower with a huge area of 54,000㎡ ; there are eight halls, sixteen minor cavities and sixty-four scenic spots, constituting a tour line of over 3000 meters; hills, cavities and waters are co-existed with each other and some cavities are even connected with each other in a cascade way; large and small stalactites in various shapes display to the tourists a scene of mystery.
Longkong Cave is a stalactite scenic spot with a weald style. It is surrounded by a group of mountains with misty clouds and a forest of bamboos. The cave is 50 meters deep and divided into three layers: the upper, the middle and the lower. Larger cavities hug the smaller ones in a flexural and labyrinthine manner. There are 16 minor cavities connected with each other, like a huge natural maze. The minor cave in the front, which seems like a lobby room, has a capacity of over 50 people. Crossing the Sanxian Door, one will find rock beds, elephants, monkeys, eagles, snakes and frogs, etc. Among the 16 minor cavities, the largest one is Kwan-yin Cave which can hold 1000 people; a stalactite statue of Kwan-yin stands elegantly on the wall, with the stalactite Taishang Laojun (a male immortal character in Journey to the West) on the right, a big stalactite furnace (a Refining Furnace of Taishang Laojun) and the water-curtain cave (the palace of Monkey King in Journey to the West) at the back, as well as an underground river of 0ver 300 meters long. At the center of the major cave lie two rock cows in the water and the rock terraces there constitute beautiful scenery of country life. Moreover, there are other scenic spots like Dragon Well, Dragon Egg Rock, Dragon Beard Waterfall, sleeping Lion Rock and Dragon Pond, etc. Many experts have come here for investigation after which the Longkong Cave is reputed as the ‘The Best Cave in East China”.