Located at Maling town of lipu county, the Silver Cave is 85km to the south of Guilin and 18km from Yangshuo. Opened to the public in early 1999, it has become a shinning pearl in Guilin Grand Tourist Zone.
Being of typical Karst landform, the Silver Cave runs through 12 peaks and collects diverse stalactites that formed in different geologic ages. It is surprising that the stalactites inside the cave are spotlessly white and just look like glittering water pouring down from the Milky Way, so it is named Silver Cave. Among dozens of sight spots inside the cave, the Waterfall of Snow Mountain, the Music Screen and the Yaochi Fairyland are appraised as "Three Nonsuches"; and the Budda Sakyamuni Discussing Buddhist Sutras, the Universal Pearl Umbrella and the Sole Pillar Holding Up the Sky are considered to be "Three Jewels". The secret working of the nature world is perfectly revealed there and brings it the fame of World Cave Wonder.
The main cave stretches for more than 10 km and inside the cave there are two layers, including the land part and the water part that is a crystal-clear subterranean river on which it is allowed to take a boat trip.
Apart from the cave itself, the Silver Cave Scenic Area is a complex of natural sights and human culture, so not only caves, mountains and trees and but also fishing in a boat on the lake and rock climbing can be available there. Meanwhile, Chinese Chestnut Festival, Lipu Taro Gourmet Festival, Bicycle Rally racing, Extreme Sports Climbing and some other activities make the area more attractive.
The underground river which can be explored, winds its way through the mountain, full of twists and turns, mysterious and tranquil. Fisherman can be seen clearly in the still river water. The scenery on the river banks is picturesque. Tourists can sail to the Green Lake in the open air from the river. The Green Lake Hotel offers guests from home and abroad modern facilities, good service and s secure and comfortable surroundings for sightseeing, leisure and business.
If you are in Yangshuo, you can take a local bus or arrange private transportation to go and visit this impressive underground network of caves with amazing stalactites and stalagmites.