Donglan Changle Palace
Bandeng village of Changle town, Donglan county, Hechi. [Photo/WeChat account: bmcsys]
Donglan Changle Palace is a karst cave located in Bandeng village, Changle town, Donglan county, Hechi. Two natural areas on the left and right are naturally formed inside the cave, while there are more than 20 caves of various sizes scattered in the two areas.
Relevant experts believe that the unique and colorful stalactites in the cave have high ornamental and scientific value. They note that the original rock was formed on the seafloor about 280 million years ago, while the cave stalactites have been formed over hundreds of thousands of years, with some still growing.
The cave is located on the hillside of Leishan Mountain. The entrance to the cave is very small and only has space for an adult to squat in to enter. However, the halls in the cave are tall and wide, with 14 scenic spots available for visiting. Large halls in the cave have space for 500 to 1,000 people.
The cave has characters that are not like a normal cave, but are like a veritable palace. The huge stalactites are like pillars of the palace from the top to the ground, dividing the whole place into several small palaces.
The current sights that can be viewed in the cave are about 1,500 meters long, and it takes three to four hours to finish visiting. However, the Changle Palace is only a representative of the area as there are hundreds of caves around it within a short distance.
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