Goulou Cave is located on the foot of Goulou Peak. It got its name as the caves arefamous for curving, blending, penetration and leaking. It covers a whole area of 204 hectare and is a typical sight of karst topography. The caves are the No.22 Dong Tian of the thirty-six Dong Tians of Taoism and it earns its reputation for the curving and leaking of the caves. The caves are three hundred meters in length consisting of four caves named Baogui Cave, Yuque Cave, Baisha Cave and Taoyuan Cave.
The legend said that in East Jin Dynasty, Ge Hong made pills of immortality in this cave. That’s why there is an ancestral temple of Ge Hong in the front of the caves and there is his statue in the caves. In front of the caves, there are hundreds of steles and tablets which could be dated back to Tang or Song Dynasties. The peculiar sights inside the caves are all natural. Stalagmites and stalactites interveining with each other form pictures of different appearances which attract visitors into a wonderful land. In the caves, there are spacious hall, narrow corridor for one person only and clear Underground River like a mirror.
This place is of long cultural history. Since Wei and Jin Dynasties, celebrities like Wang Fu, Ge Hong, Li Gang and Xu Xiake always came here for tour and left quite a lot of writings and paintings among which only the stone inscriptions are over 120 pieces. Besides, modern artists like Guo Moruo, Ma Date and Yu Liqun came here too and left handwritings and stone inscriptions. The scenery here is beautiful with luxuriantly green and dark green acacia which add special sight to the caves.