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Water Caves

Yiling Village, Yangshuo County, China
+86 773 877 6999
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All part of the experience, but keep your expectations low so you can enjoy

For the amateur geologist, this is probably an excellent tourist experience. But for me it was a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom

The cave tour was awesome but the best part was the mud caves. What an experience. Dont come with... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Draper, Utah
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“hot spring” (13 reviews)
“mud bath” (30 reviews)
“ticket office” (5 reviews)
Yiling Village, Yangshuo County, China
+86 773 877 6999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the amateur geologist, this is probably an excellent tourist experience. But for me it was a bit so-so. Entrance was inexpensive but we soon realised why - there are several in-cave shops and even an opportunity to indulge in a hot-water mudbath!! So your...More

Thank Roving_Bill
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The cave tour was awesome but the best part was the mud caves. What an experience. Dont come with many valuables if possible because it makes it easier to just leave your things on the metal shelf by the mud pool and not worry. Read...More

Thank talia679
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We had an excellent guide, the caves were spectacular, the mud bath and slide an experience and to end up in the hot pool a perfect ending! Often I felt that sightseeing in China is a ripoff ... this definitely was worth it!

Thank patrickmillerd
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The caves themselves are not that interesting, they are lit by rainbow lights and have formed weird shapes, like most caves. The mud bath was highly entertaining, and the hot springs were amazing.

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 19 August 2017

As other reviewers have pointed out, the rock formations itself are nothing special and presented in a rather tacky manner, with frequent souvenir stands. The mud bath was something different but having been in a few other mud baths, this didn't feel particularly hygienic. The...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Some of the formations in the caves are borderline ruined by the lighting but are still impressive enough. The real fun is to be splashing about in the mud pool and hot spring.

Thank TheOExpress
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Don't do what I did and spend time doing the gold water cave tour just to get to the hot springs. Go in the back door straight to the place of intent and SOAK. My husband thinks the Chinese government installed hot water plumbing into...More

2  Thank kristina s
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

These caves are a bit of fun! They have some sections of the cave network covered in lights (very arty and very commercial) which are s decent enough attraction themselves however it's the mud and "hot spring" parts of the cave that are truly hilarious!...More

Thank Hooverhappy
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Don't waste your time or entrance fee. Many of what were authentic villages are now closed off and are by admission ticket only. They are re arranged to fit what might be expected. It was vulgar- assuming that 'native' people wore only skins and had...More

2  Thank Karene W
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Impressed with the whole arrangement. If you have many westerners, they will group you with an English speaking guide. If you are having a mud bath you change into their slippers and all your personal belongings are locked up in their lockers for RMB15 per...More

2  Thank CassavaHK
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