Today we visited the Benxi Water Cave – the temperature was about -9 Celsius outside while the inside of the cave was around 12 C – much more pleasant! This is the world’s largest underground water cave system accessible by boat. Thousands of stalactites hang from the ceiling and the interior is lit up by both under water lights and lights near the ceilings. Beautiful eclectic pieces of stone line the riverbanks. The water is super clear and not that deep – only about 2 meters.
Our boat ride lasted about 25 minutes – judging by the large numbers of empty boats sitting in the main canal-way, this is a very popular tourist attraction in the middle of the summer. I ran out of batteries on our main camera so here are some photos and video from the final backup recording device I have – the iPhone!