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!
Passport Stamps says
I feel chilly just reading this. Looks like a blast.
Leo Bellantoni says
Was last there in 1998, just brought my daughter there today. I have inlaws in Shenyang so am in the area frequently. Price is now up to 195 yuan! Still worth it. I rate it one of the 3 best places to go in the area.
Leo – thanks for the pricing update! Glad to hear you had a good time there – I assume it wasn’t as cold yesterday as when I visited in December!