Significant efforts are being made by the town’s
tourist board to improve the appearance of the urban sector. The banks
of the small river that cut through one side of town have been transformed
over a 2km section into a stone flagged scenic promenade on both sides.
This clever idea has made an excellent waterside feature along which visitors
and residents alike can stroll. Beautifully crafted pillars and stone
panels line the banks and stretch far into the distance beneath a string
On the outskirts of the town is Chuan Long Yan Dong. This
300m through cave takes the town’s river and is uniquely used as
a factory unit. The echoes of saw mills, cement mixers and other machinery
throng the air, but in contrast, the far entrance in breaks out into a
tranquil enclosed valley. A later visit to the ‘Factory Cave’
indicated that the site may be soon cleared and it is speculated that
it will form part of a circuit walk that takes in a small river cave and
raft trip on the far side of the valley and a tunnel back through the
The glorious limestone scenery and features provide the main focus for the region and it is not surprising that other cave tourist attractions exist nearby. Just out of town is the Yuan Yang Show Cave which is currently reached from the road via a steep downhill path. The gallery within is large and well decorated with formations and this is enhanced by effective lighting.
In the south of the county can de found San Men Hai Show
Cave, part of the Ma Wang Dong system which was mapped in 1989 and is
a popular tourist venue for Chinese visitors from the major towns and
cities such as Hechi. Not far away and part of the same hydrology exists
the colossal Jiang Zhou Cave System mapped by the expeditions of 2004.
This boasts a whose total passage length of 29km which currently places
it in 3rd place in China’s longest caves listing. It is not developed
as a tourist attraction yet but it is possible to explore the system through
an adventure holiday company.